Why is it so difficult to accept migrations as a positive fact instead of just focusing on the problems?
To my greatest surprise many people in administration and schools still have a blurry idea of their own ‘pure’ culture and population. This type of believe doesn’t help us much to engage emotionally with migrants and children of foreign parents.
Why do we often perceive a stranger as someone that possibly takes something from us instead of seeing what he actually is bringing?
Until which point are we conditioned to believe preconceived ideas, and until which point can creativity and drawing help us to be more open-minded and train our faculty of thought?
I firmly believe that in every single human being lays a special value that enriches the rest of the community. In order to build a strong civil society, we need to discover these values at the earliest stage possible; no matter what the religious, ethnic, cultural or social status of a person might be.
My experience working with children and grown-ups is purely positive.
Plus, Irenia, a project I am deeply engaged with, has been selected as one of the ten best out of 400 projects worldwide by UN Alliance of the Civilizations in 2012. A prize that makes us part of the community of Intercultural Leaders. Check the case-study
I’ve been travelling and participating in different panels and workshops around the globe, always leaving the place with a warm feeling and being happy of having known some new and fantastic people.