The Students for Humanity Review

November 8, 2019

Last Tuesday you had a taste of what Students for Humanity project in the village of Wasa means, for both the local community and volunteers. Through Diletta’s words you have discovered more about what we do, why we do it and for whom. We would like to make you feel as much as possible how passionate volunteers are and how the daily life in Wasa looks like.

So, enjoy the second part of our interview to Diletta and remember to come and see us at Bookcity!

Here are the dates to write down:

  • November 14 to 30 at Velodromo Building (Piazza Sraffa 13) – “Si scrive Wasa, si legge Casa” photographic reportage

  • November 15 from 6.30pm at Libreria Egea – “Afriche, storie non stop

For more information and for registering to the event, visit Bookcity website. 

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November 5, 2019

Working for Wasa is by now well known not only by those who are close to Students for Humanity’s members but also, more and more, by people who heard about the project, recognized the passion we pour into it, and decided to support our work.

We are thankful and proud of being able to keep on developing such a wonderful project - born in 2011 in a small village in the middle of Tanzania, Working for Wasa has in fact grown exponentially throughout the years thanks to the effort of volunteers, members and donors, each providing a piece of the human and tangible resources necessary to empower Wasa’s community and make it autonomous in the future. Health, education, practical work and fulfillment of basic needs have been the focus of our work with the people living in Wasa, and especially with t...

November 1, 2019

È sempre strano scoprire cose che non si conoscevano prima. Inizi a chiederti come hai potuto non sentire, neanche di sfuggita, qualcosa che ora ti sembra piuttosto importante e degno di nota. Il grafico qui sotto è strategicamente scelto affinchè ciascuno si ricordi del fatto che c’è sempre tanto da imparare: ‘Meme’ è l’argomento più ricercato su Google negli ultmi 12 mesi, più di mille miliardi di risultati di ricerca in 0.38 secondi. Ma cosa ne sappiamo di Disaster Risk Reduction?

Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) è una approccio sistematico volto al cercare di ridurre, prevenire e prepararsi ai disastri, naturali e non, che quotidianamente scalfiscono il mondo. Purtroppo non è un qualcosa di cui si parla, o di cui si sa, eppure è fondamentale nell’ambito delle relazioni iternazionali.

Nonost...

October 29, 2019

Per questa edizione di Humans of Students, raccontiamo l’avventura vissuta da Sofia, studentessa di giurisprudenza che è uscita dalla sua realtà ed ha toccato con mano una realtà a molti ignota ma gravemente caratteristica di crescenti numeri di popolazione nel mondo, la vita dei rifugiati.

Sofia ha impiegato tre settimane delle sue vacanze estive per lavorare come volontaria presso AVSI in Libano.

AVSI, nata nel 1972, è un’organizzazione non profit che realizza progetti di cooperazione allo sviluppo e aiuto umanitario in 32 Paesi del mondo, riconosciuta dai Ministeri degli Esteri e accreditata presso l’UNICEF.

Impegnata in 26 insediamenti informali di profughi siriani, Fondazione AVSI realizza progetti di sostegno a numerose famiglie siriane fuggite in Libano a causa della guerra.

Dopo oltre...

October 22, 2019

TThe exercise of freedom of expression is a critical measure of a pluralistic society as it allows individuals to impart and access ideally unbiased informations, as well as it provides for critical voices that keep the government in check. Its significance is evident in periods of impetus for the exercise of the freedom of expression that cumulate in popular demonstrations that occur in societies with the high levels of oppression. People share information on their preferred social networks and hopefully encourage others to participate in the collective calls for freedoms - this courage is sometimes very needed, particularly in the societies in which the political participation in form of protests is not only prohibited by law, but also rewarded with police beatings, imprisonment without...

October 18, 2019

Almost thirty years have gone by since the fall of the Berlin Wall. This infamous wonder of the world has become a planetary metaphor for divisiveness and lack of freedom.

Unfortunately, many new walls have risen, since the collapse of the Berlin Wall. They have been erected to combat immigration, military conflicts, drug-trafficking, terrorists, or simply to conceal misery. Walls, gates, and fences, capped with barbed wire, have been multiplying around the world, since the beginning of the 21st century. The Cold War was replaced by a War on Terror, with borders becoming the frequent response to a world filled with conflicts. There are notorious ones, such as Israel’s Separation Border with the West Bank, as well as others, nearly invisible to the international community, such as the Morocc...

October 14, 2019

Ho dormito poco questa notte, forse sono agitata, più effervescente. Ricordo di maggio, terza superiore, quando temevo che a un certo punto diventasse una formula matematica: lo fanno tutti, ci vado anche io alla manifestazione sul clima, questo per quando riguarda la prima; ma poi quella seconda, molto meno frequentata, stava per palesare la nostra dea moda che va e viene e noi non sappiamo gestirla, anzi siamo ben coscienti di quanto le stiamo dietro. Avrebbe mostrato le crepe nella nostra marcia. E abbiamo gli occhi del mondo addosso: un’altra prestazione? In fondo sono abituata ad essere delusa, a deludere, ad essere anche tranquilla. Non sono ancora così coraggiosa per dire che sono stata abituata a essere obbediente. In fondo, non mi fanno nulla di male, ho tutto, posso perdermi nell...

October 13, 2019

Throughout time, art has been the mean by which societies express their philosophy, their cosmovision and, more importantly, their reality. In modern times, the evolution of art has created new forms of expression, such as street art. Once seen as a form of rebellion and social disobedience, street art has evolved to become an aspect of our daily lives, present almost everywhere we go and providing a connotative perspective of the reality surrounding us. In Latin America, where the artistic schools don’t have as much tradition as its European counterparts, these new artistic expressions, specially graffiti and street art, have become more and more present in cities and towns all across the region. By taking a look into some of these works, we don’t only see shapes and colors, but also the...

October 8, 2019

Il 3 ottobre c’è stata la Giornata della Memoria e dell’Accoglienza, la data non è stata scelta arbitrariamente, ma in memoria del giorno in cui, nel 2013, 368 persone tra bambini, donne e uomini persero la vita in un naufragio a largo di Lampedusa.

Salvini nell’estate 2018 disse: “Per gli immigrati clandestini è finita la pacchia, preparatevi a fare le valigie in maniera educata e serena”

Sorgono spontanee, dunque, due domande:

Si possono rimpatriare cinquecentomila persone?

Secondo uno studio Ispi tra il 2013 e il 2017, l’Italia non ha rimpatriato l’80% delle persone che avevano ricevuto l’ordine. Il motivo non è da ricercarsi nella inefficienza dello stato italiano, quanto piuttosto nelle numerose nazionalità, oltre sessanta, dei migranti irregolari. Infatti, per ottenere un rimpatrio, è n...

October 3, 2019

WHO bare data about substance abuse showed worrying numbers: 31 million people worldwide having any drug use disorder, 11 million injecting drugs. Data are scaring per se, but even more alarming when linked to the implications of such disorders: communicable diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C, closely related to the use of injectable drugs, show extremely high numbers at the global level, with 1.3 million of drug addicted people suffering from HIV, 5.5 million from hepatitis C and 1 million from both diseases.

Italy does not represent an exception to this trend: according to the Ministry of the Interior statistics, Italy is the third and forth UE member for cocaine and cannabis abuse, respectively. The main discriminant is the age of addicted: while 1 out of 5 Italian youths (i.e. between...

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