During our days in Jordan, we became conscious that the most important action that we can do once we go back to our countries it is to raise awareness among people who live with us. We noticed that the western countries news are not reliable because they show just what they want to, and not the reality. Visiting refugees’ families made us realize what they have faced, how they felt leaving all they love behind – their country, their family. All of this is not shown by the media and people around the world can’t even imagine that something like that is happening just few hours away by plane from where they live. Misinformation and lack of understanding can urge people to create barriers. It is necessary to provide opportunity of dialogue and debates among different realities. That is how we can obtain a deep consciousness of what it is truly happening in the world.
We, who represent the Youth, must involve the whole society showing practical examples of integration. Creating opportunities for social encounters between people and creating spaces for sharing events open to everyone can take step by step to a change.
To be able to spread our experiences of what we saw and heard during our experience is necessary to disseminate a clear message without any deceits. It is a way to give a face to the numbers of immigrants, to find the willingness of restoring humanity that today is taken for granted.
Media often tells just a part of the truth. It is an attitude which induces the creation of false stereotypes. It is our responsibility to eliminate any of it by creating a network among people.
You can be the change.
Any action of Peace depends on each of us. The change is bonded to our choices and commitment. We must have the responsibility to help those who need. As young people we have the duty not to turn away because we can change our future and especially the one of other young people. No one can point you the right direction to do it but it is you who has to find out the better pathway.
Make yours the cause.
Understand the cause in which you want to commit and give all yourself to do it. Believe in the cause and do not be afraid to make mistakes or to be alone. Have the courage to take action and do not leave the others to make the first move but be you the first to make the difference.