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Flying Towards Freedom

The Journey of Maurice placed third in Centro Astalli’s literary contest. It is a fable that uses the phenomenon of bird migration to recount real-life events in the journeys of refugees. The result is a fanciful story that manages to reflect the sad reality of human world events in a delicate but truthful way.   […]

A Journey Through the Mind of a Refugee

  The story All the Memories in the Glovo Bag placed second in Centro Astalli’s literary contest. The author describes one of her dreams, bringing the reader on two parallel journeys in the company of a young Somali migrant working as a Glovo driver: one journey  goes through the streets of Rome to deliver food […]

Fleeing to be Myself

  Story of Bashiir is the grand prize winner of Centro Astalli’s literary contest. It is a story about life, love, human rights, homosexuality, cultural stigma, freedom, family relationships, persecution. The protagonist, Bashiir, flees his country because of his sexual orientation, but also because – like all refugees, fundamentally – he wants to be happy, […]

A new type of creativity in proximity: at school with Astalli during Covid- 19

In these two months of confinement caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centro Astalli has adapted all its services to the emergency situation experienced in Italy. Educational and awareness-raising activities for middle and high schools have also changed. Moving this type of project online has not been easy, especially taking into account it is based […]

Understanding and listening respectfully to the story of “the Other”

Students, teachers and people with an experience of migration have the power to fight intolerance and racism when they think and act together for CHANGE.   – Students are active agents of CHANGE by taking what they have learned in the classroom to the next level. – Teachers inpire students to put knowledge and energy […]

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