In the hallowed halls of the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, a unique and transformative initiative known as PASSPARTOUT (Gemelli Interpreter), under the supervision of the Associazione Universitaria per la Cooperazione Internazionale (AUCI) is shaping the landscape of the “Servizio Civile Universale” in Rome the capital city of Italy.
As an enthusiastic participant in this project, my daily experiences with colleagues and staff have been nothing short of inspiring, reinforcing the belief that collective efforts can indeed forge meaningful change.
PASSPARTOUT is not merely a project; it is a vision, a commitment to fostering inclusivity and breaking down linguistic barriers in the healthcare sector. Its primary objective is to provide interpretation services for patients who may face language challenges, ensuring that each individual, regardless of their linguistic background, receives comprehensive and compassionate care.
At the heart of this endeavor are the dedicated colleagues who form the backbone of the PASSPARTOUT project. The diversity within our team mirrors the very essence of the initiative – a tapestry woven with threads of different cultures, languages, and experiences. Together, we share a common purpose: to bridge the gap between healthcare providers and patients, creating an environment where communication is seamless and understanding transcends linguistic nuances.
My daily interactions within the PASSPARTOUT project are a mosaic of challenges and triumphs. The mornings are a flurry of activity as we prepare to assist in a multitude of scenarios from medical consultations and diagnostics to emotional support during challenging moments. Each day unfolds with a sense of anticipation, as we navigate the complex web of healthcare interactions with patients who rely on our linguistic support.
The spirit of collaboration is palpable in every corridor of the “Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS.” The interdisciplinary nature of the PASSPARTOUT project necessitates close collaboration with healthcare professionals, administrative staff, and fellow interpreters. The synergy between these diverse components forms the foundation of our success. Through constant communication and cooperation, we strive to create an environment where the exchange of ideas and knowledge is as fluid as the languages we interpret.
One of the most profound aspects of the PASSPARTOUT project is the daily demonstration of empathy in action. Beyond the words we translate, our ability to empathize with patients transcends language barriers. It is this human connection that transforms routine medical encounters into moments of genuine understanding and comfort for those who may find themselves navigating the complexities of healthcare in a foreign land.
AUCI’s PASSPARTOUT project at the “Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS” is not merely a service; it is a testament to the power of unity, empathy, and universal civil service. In the corridors of this esteemed institution, this project has become a beacon of hope, breaking down linguistic barriers and paving the way for a more inclusive and compassionate healthcare experience. As a participant in this transformative initiative, I stand witness to the profound impactthat collective efforts can have on the lives of those we serve, reinforcing the belief that, together, we can truly navigate boundless horizons.
Expressing gratitude for the initiative extended by AUCI, acknowledging the valuable contribution of the Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, and wishing enduring success to the Passpartout project.
Paterne Fernandel TAGATIO KENGNE
PASSPARTOUT-2023 con AUCI presso la Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli.