Fourth day in Marseille, by Katrin

A day full of intercultural competence! Marina introduced us to her methods teaching intercultural competence and Katrin and Ronja gave us a Culturatorium lesson. A highlight was Iman’s famous alien exercise, giving so much fun and impulses how we want to include people.

Meet Adelaide from France

My name is Adelaide, I am Italian and I live in Marseille, France. I’m used to changing cities and countries, but I’ve never felt so in tune with a town as in Marseille! This city is a pure mixture of the whole of humanity!

My parents gave birth to me in Ottawa, Canada, and brought me with them 7 years later when they decided to return to their country, Italy, next to Ragusa in Sicily, where I grew up.

I was very young when I understood my attraction to languages: people speaking a foreign language have always attracted me like magnets, I have always liked hearing other sounds, seeking the link with the other despite the language barrier, opening up listening and sharing.

I was very young when I understood my attraction to languages

Later, the encounter with artists, musicians, actors and visual artists opened up other horizons and my love for litterature, theatre or cinema, for artists, creators who creates from ideas where man is at the centre of the issue, man and humanity.

I am happy to be part of the Can Do refugees project. In Marseille, I’m a languages trainer,  Italian or French, to young and old alike, and migrants participate in workshops we run with local associations, such as L&Cie (Langues & Compagnies), among others, in Marseille.

I look forward to sharing your experiences, desires and practices, THANK YOU to those who have allowed me to participate in this project!

See you soon!

Meet Léa and Julia from France

My name is Lea and with Julia we are coordinating the project Can do Refugees for France ! I am living in Marseille for 3 years now, working as project manager for the organisation Eurocircle.

Since many years I have been involved on projects fostering social inclusion, gender equality as well as minority rights. I gained various experiences in the field of human rights in Italy, Colombia, Mexico and Morocco. I then decided to settle down in Marseille where I work as a project manager for Eurocircle. I am firmly convinced that each of us is responsible for a more harmonious and peaceful world, being active citizens, with a critical mind and engaged in social change. My way to engage is working as an intercultural trainer.

The serious Léa and Julia

I love it and I really believe in non-formal education as a tool for creating open spaces for discussion, exchanges and allowing people to build a critical view of the world!

I am happy to meet you all very soon!

Meet Anaïs from France

Hi ! 
My name is Anaïs, I’m french.
A few month ago I decided to settle in Marseille, in the South of France.
I had never been in Marseille before, but this city sounded great to me. Because of the mediterrean sea, the «Calanques», the smell of the pine trees and the nearby montains, of course.

By coming to Marseille, I was sure I would meet people from different countries.

But overall because of the diversity of its population. By coming to Marseille, I was sure I would meet people from different countries.
I’m working at Eurocircle for 5 months now. Through the «Service Civique», I try to help youngsters to have a great experience abroad, volunteering for social projects. Especially, I focus on helping youngsters in need, who are struggling with education, money or language. Some of them are or have been refugees.

. I’m really happy of being part of the project CAN DO REFUGEES !

I’m eager to share, to discover and to experience those few days !»