The music and art workshops of the Domus de Luna Foundation have helped young people living in a marginalised district on the outskirts of Cagliari (Santa Teresa di Pirri) to improve their self esteem, live together in harmony and discover their artistic potential. The project has also helped integrate foreign pupils into the school social fabric and to reduce the level of school abandonment. The artistic activities have helped create alternative models of socialisation and growth to marginalisation and the streets and have become instruments for safeguarding the local area. Lastly, the project had led to the creation of a final event and moment of encounter involving 40 young people from Palermo and Bucharest.


  • roughly 650 at-risk children and young people aged 6-25 living on the outskirts of Cagliari and in the surrounding province;
  • 5 schools on the outskirts of Cagliari;
  • 15 children’s reception centres.


The staff at Domus de Luna (psychologists, social workers and entertainers) organise artistic and musical workshops for approximately 650 youngsters in five schools on the outskirts of Cagliari and in 15 reception centres for minors facing situations of abandonment or extreme social and family hardship, run by Domus De Luna and other local organisations in Cagliari, Sassari and Oristano.


Fondazione Domus de Luna Onlus

Foundation established in 2005 in support of children, young people and young mothers in urgent need of help, with a particular focus on situations of abandonment and maltreatment. Domus de Luna works in reception centres and also in schools, with projects addressing bullying, new addictions, racism and unease among youth. It is characterised by its use of artistic workshops as the privileged tool for social recovery.


Fondation Alta Mane supported Domus de Luna in 2011. Since 2012 the project has been supported by Fondazione Alta Mane Italia.[/fusion_tab][/fusion_tabs]