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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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...

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Not only combats and bombings make victims. Entire countries are still disseminated with landmines at risk of explosion that can change or break a life in the split of a second, a car passing the street, a kid collecting from the ground what he thinks being a toy, the hit of a hoe while cultivating the land. And victims are not only soldier...

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Well then, what is FREESPACE? Any guess?

The theme of Freespace places architecture under the double sign of generosity and desire for exchange that enhances the fundamental capacity of the architecture to nourish and sustain meaningful contact between humans and space and where the architect serves as a guide, at the outer margin of the role that he is normally assigned, out of the bound of the building construction but seeking to make places  that succeed in...

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