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.
Read about the impressive journey of Mariia from ESC participant to project manager.
Melina shares with us her experience at OCC Barcelona, how she spends her free time in this beautiful city and what the project means to her.
The vulnerability of the already precarious lives of refugees has only been heightened due to the virus and, sooner or later, the gravity of their situation will become more widely apparent.
Check this amazing receipe from one of our ESC volunteers at OCC Barcelona! Learn how to make a traditional Arabic sweet.