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The secret Italian school for migrants

Hidden behind the graffiti and street-art walls of an abandoned warehouse in northern Italy, migrants gather in a classroom to learn Italian. This is Scuola di Italiano migranti – the Italian school for migrants.  “This place is beautiful. I…

Baobab Experience: migrants find shelter in humanity

The Baobab is a prehistoric tree that grows in the dry African savannah. Known as the tree of life, it symbolises endurance in a landscape where little else can thrive.  It’s no surprise, therefore, that in a sometimes hostile world for refugees,…

Rebel Love: can drawings really change the world?

Gianluca Costantini (Channel Draw) is a graphic journalist and activist. His art deals with human rights issues.  “I use drawings as activism. From the start, I was very engaged in politics. Then I covered the Arab Spring and the Gezi Park…

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