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Before I took part in the CHANGE project I was just a guy with a story but scared to tell it

One of our speakers from JRS Malta shared his testimony of CHANGE and the experience of talking about his experience with students. “I was scared to tell people about my stories because of the wild range of discussion surrounding migrants and refugees around Europe, so I keep my experience to myself as one of the …

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Refugee Friendly Schools

Many¬†Italian¬†schools¬†who¬†have¬†actively¬†participated¬†in CHANGE¬†through¬†different¬†activities. In¬†order¬†to¬†further¬†recognise¬†their¬†effort, Centro Astalli-JRS Italy¬†has¬†given¬†them¬†the¬†title¬†of ‚ÄúRefugee¬†Friendly¬†School‚ÄĚ.¬†These¬†are¬†schools that have promoted the implementation of awareness-raising and active citizenship initiatives among students with the aim of creating a fairer and more welcoming society.¬†On¬†Centro¬†Astalli‚Äôs¬†website¬†www.centroastalli.it¬†you¬†can¬†have¬†a look¬†at¬†our¬†interactive¬†map¬†with¬†all¬†the¬†schools¬†and the¬†different¬†activities¬†that¬†they¬†have¬†carried¬†out.   Italian version   Scuola Amica dei Rifugiati   Sono state molte le scuole italiane che hanno partecipato attivamente a CHANGE attraverso …

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‚ÄúAll that I felt was the immense appreciation the students had‚ÄĚ

Mikiel Cassar, a participant in CHANGE, shares his experience teaching refugees and other people in search of a better life:   The change programme was truly wonderful in every way. It was my first experience working with refugees and yet I felt at ease from the very beginning. I used to teach Maltese and English …

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EYE 2021 – Ivo

In October 2021, I accompanied JRS Europe to Strasbourg in order to attend the European Youth Event at the Parliament, a sort of conference aimed at young people meant to foster ideas¬† for the future of the European Union. I went to assist with the Communications side of things, mainly to take pictures.   Our …

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“I cannot imagine moving to a different country and starting a life without my family.”

A few Irish students share their impressions of the CHANGE programme, after meeting a refugee and watching videos about the situations of forced migrant youth:   “Meeting Ghazel and watching a video about Filimon has impacted my life hugely and has made me think about the privileges and safety that I do not have to …

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The need to respect different opinions (EYE 2021) 3/3

In this post, the two students who participated in the workshop Change: building a society where everyone is welcome¬†share their opinion with us:   “The workshop was very interesting and enriching. Different ideas were presented and we’ve learned a lot.   There were people who had different opinions, so the debate was more enriching. The …

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‚ÄúWhat you learn from life or feelings becomes long-term study‚ÄĚ (EYE 2021) 2/3

¬†In this second post of the EYE 2021 series, we want to share part of the presentation that the two students from the San Jose Jesuitak School gave during the workshop Change: building a society where everyone is welcome.   “…Alboan has given us this opportunity to explain our experiences with refugees, mainly at school. …

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EYE 2021 – Julia

For two days, I had the privilege of travelling to Strasbourg to attend the EYE 2021 at the European Parliament, a multicultural event that brought together thousands of young people from different countries.   It was encouraging to see how these different backgrounds and national contexts merged in this place where we set aside our …

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