The Students for Humanity Review

October 26, 2017

Secondo uno slogan pubblicitario divenuto celebre, per cambiare i mondo bisogna solo essere “abbastanza folli da credere di poterlo fare”; secondo Malala Yousafzai, pakistana di appena 20 anni, invece, bastano un bambino, un insegnante, una penna e un libro.

“Education first” è il messaggio chiave della sua lotta in difesa dei diritti civili, la chiave per il cambiamento.

Costretta a vivere in una realtà dominata dalla violenza indiscriminata a opera dei talebani, da un’ermetica chiusura nei confronti dell’esterno e delle “oscenità” occidentali e in cui è stata instaurata un tipo di società maschilista e patriarcale, Malala comprende l’importanza dell’istruzione, del saper sfruttare le potenzialità di un libro e di una penna, perché i libri ampliano gli orizzonti, offrono spunti di riflessio...

October 5, 2017

“Can I have a dollar?” This is how Jamie Amelio – the founder of the Caring for Cambodia (CFC) – was approached by a skinny 8-year-old girl while she was visiting the magnificent Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. J. Amelio had traveled there as a tourist, with the intention of having a great time, but she could not help noticing how different that question was compared to the other numerous approaches received from local peddlers that same day; therefore, her reaction was to ask the little girl – Sri Lan – what she needed the dollar for. The girl answered in perfect English that she needed the dollar to go to school, and it was in that moment that J. Amelio understood that Sri Lan “was not asking [her] for a dollar, [but] she was asking [her] for hope.” (J. Amelio)

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