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Social integration (Part 2)

The importance of social integration for unaccompanied and separated children on the move (Part 2)

In this video you will hear Giovanni Zinna, one of the founders of a social integration project called Moltivolti in the city of Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily.

Moltivolti was opened in 2014 by a group of friends from different cultural, professional, and social experiences from Senegal, Zambia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, France, Spain, Gambia, and Italy. The space has been developed with the aim of promoting dignity, citizenship, and value from diversity. Translated into English, Moltivolti means ‘many faces’. One of the mottos used by members is ‘Because at Moltivolti, my land is where I lay my feet’ and in the film you will see a map that has been created to represent this.

The space has been specifically designed to offer co-working rooms that can be shared by different NGOs, individual professionals, volunteers, and informal groups who want to develop social, cultural, artistic, or entrepreneurial projects together. Giovanni explains how the restaurant is not only another space where people from different cultures and backgrounds can meet and socially interact, but is also a profit making business that helps subsidise the co-working space and other activities.

As an illustration of groups that can utilise space at Moltivolti, we hear from Bassirou and Ibrahim. They are members of a UNICEF supported project called U-Report. In the video they explain how U-Report is a platform designed for young migrants living in Italy through which they can share information such as how to access services, understand legal processes, and participate in social activities. They also use the platform to exchange ideas and advocate for change.

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