This is the story of how Ananda, as her close friends and family call her, left Caracas and moved to Barcelona, and how her definition of “being fine” changed throughout the process.
In a town like Polykastro, where the public transport service is limited, moving around through long journeys becomes complicated and often tiring. This is mostly true for the refugees of the Nea Kavala camp.
On August 15th, the Taliban entered Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan. After weeks of successfully gaining control over most of the country, they were finally able to take power when President Ashraf Ghani announced his resignation and left the country.
Migrant people often travel to Europe through many countries before reaching their destination. Each country they enter has different cultures and customs, and language plays a major role in facilitating or hindering their journey. Understanding and being able to communicate in a language allows us to access information and make informed decisions.
Since the end of The Second World War, the borders of global capitalism have been expanding until they have penetrated the most isolated places on the planet. Growth policies and extractivism have caused the degradation of our planet’s biodiversity and they have diluted its effect on disease containment.
In the current situation, working is not easy for anyone, but from “La Caldera” we can confirm that we are satisfied with all the objectives which we have been accomplishing up to now within our project, despite the context. Despite having started with a certain delay due to the chaos generated by the current crisis, we were able to work in different areas of our project which we would like to highlight.
Project ¨Untold Stories¨ has started in August 2020. So far, the project has been very interesting for all the people involved. We had the opportunity to hear the story of around 30 people from 26 nationalities.
From July 31, and until August 3, Eid al-Adha, better known as “the feast of sacrifice,” takes place. A sacred day for the Muslim religion and its faithful, which in its most sincere meaning represents submission to God and generosity for the poor.
Last year, Open Cultural Center Barcelona hosted various people with a migration background through the European Solidarity Corps program. Read about their experiences!
My name is Jamilla but everyone calls me Mimi. I am 20 years old and I am an ESC volunteer at OCC. I am British but I prefer to refer to myself as English; my mother is English, and my father is Palestinian. Unfortunately, I cannot speak Arabic, however, I have visited Jerusalem many times, where I have lots of family, and I am very proud to be half Arabic. I have an older sister and a younger brother.