Sara Picotto, family community worker at Bienvenue à NDG, organizes all of the drop-in daycare projects and activities. Sara was born and grew up in Italy, and, as a result, she does not understand pineapple on pizza! After completing her studies in translation and interpreting studies, Sara lived in different countries and worked with languages, kids and adults, acting as a bridge between cultures, teaching, translating and meeting people from every path of life and enjoying it immensely.
Sara moved to Québec 13 years ago, completely clueless about the weather. Her struggles with winter, immigration, finding information, services and her bearings in a new country convinced her of the importance of having a support network and a family. Three years ago, Sara started volunteering for the French conversation courses at Bienvenue à NDG and she found the sense of family and community she was missing; she has not looked back since!
Soon after, Sara started working with children and families, organizing activities, outings, games, providing support and fostering the warmth and sense of community she found at Bienvenue à NDG. And let’s be honest, overall she is having as much fun as the kids, if not more!