There is a common element in all the articles of the latest AMU News: the stories of the people we met on our projects. Lives of common women and men, one might say, but certainly meaningful lives and multipliers of hope.
Like Norma, artisan teacher who in Argentina participates in the sustainable tourism program, or Abd El Aziz, a twelve-year-old Egyptian who has restored his confidence thanks to the animators of the Chance for Tomorrow project. Fernando and Fernanda found themselves both unemployed and without means to support the family: theirs is a story of redemption, sought with determination, supported by the Raise project of AMU Portugal. Then there are the young people of the “Making System” project, and each of them has his/her own story and difficult past, and many others: Shayeste and Mohammed, Luciana, Maria. They are all protagonists of a type of development focused on the person and his/her community.
Beside these recent stories, AMU News also gives us some stories of the years gone by, in the special insert dedicated to AMU’s 30 years: stories that, retraced at a distance, show just how personal choices can, over time, affect the life of entire communities.
“Facing new challenges with hope,” headlines Stefano Comazzi’s editorial. The stories that we collected are like lights that instil courage and transform our hope in the solid knowledge that a better world is possible.
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