Thursday 26 May 2016

On 28th May the AMU Annual Meeting will be held in Grottaferrata, Rome

Another year has passed and we’re back the most important appointment: the annual meeting. Projects and initiatives put forward in 2015 will be presented at a glance, and we will be able to compare the courses of action to be undertaken in the coming years.

According to the President Marcella Ferrari, “it is significant that this year, the 30th anniversary of AMU Foundation, the assembly is also called to renew the corporate officers: a new Board of Directors that can enhance the historical heritage and look ahead with courage and confidence, to bring the spirit of the united world in the outskirts of the earth.”

Friday 20 May 2016

Micro-action in the heart of the Kivu Region to encourage access to schooling

The island of Idjwi is located in the middle of Lake Kivu, on the eastern side of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Our meeting with this territory was made through Father Ephrem, which has been for many years the pastor of Bumpeta, in the north of the island. He urged us to support one of the schools brought forward by the parish, the socio-psycho-pedagogical secondary institute of Cikoma. After several years of badly connected landline and Internet correspondence, we decided to visit the local community to see for ourselves Father Ephrem’s stories.

Starting from Goma, it took us about two hours to reach Bugarula, on the northern shore of the island across Lake Kivu. On our arrival we were greeted by nature, which dominates the landscapes prosperous and sovereign. From the first moments on the island we seem to have arrived in a land where time has stopped back in the stories of our grandfathers. The slow pace of people walking through the narrow lanes of the village, carrying on their heads loads of wood or baskets full of fruit, the rhythms dictated by pasture and agricultural activities, the sight of dense groups of children surprised to see us arrive, brings us back to the rural reality that once have belonged also to our country and to our past. (more…)

Monday 16 May 2016

There are schools where the interculturalism is more and more a daily reality, like any other educational aspect that concerns the relationships between people and groups.
This morning AMU opens the week for interculture at the Primary School of Via Mascagni in Rome, together with the friends of the Koz Kazah Foundation with which AMU will present the project activities of “Chance for Tomorrow” in Egypt.

With this event the school, which among other things has won the competition “Just to know each other,” wants to share the work of the classes, making solidarity, promote the rights of the poorest people, through concerts, workshops, exhibitions and performances that will take place through out the week.