Migrants are teaching English to police in Caltanissetta. Photo: Fernanda Bellomo
Migrants help Italian police overcome poor English skills
The Local · 20 May 2016, 14:05
Published: 20 May 2016 14:04 GMT+02:00
Updated: 20 May 2016 14:05 GMT+02:00
Refugees waiting for asylum claims to be processed in Caltanissetta, Sicily, have been put to work teaching the town’s local police officers English.
The move comes after local officers complained to local police chief, Diego Peruga, that they could no longer carry out their jobs effectively due to their lack of foreign language skills.
The city, which is located in the mountains of central Sicily, sees thousands of foreign visitors and migrants pass through each year. But the local police struggle to provide them with support as they are unable to do simple things like provide people with directions in English.
After repeated requests for language lessons, Peruga broached the topic with…
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