That moment that 11 nationalities meet each other to create, grow and live the reality of peace together. Sounds like a dream, and luckily that dream came true in the Youth Exchange ‘One World’, hosted by HRYO from 22nd to 30th of October in Palermo, Sicily. During this Youth Exchange young people experienced what it means to be curious towards other realities, use the voice of understanding and realise a peaceful intercultural community. One knows that a dream about the realisation of ‘One World’ is becoming a reality when participants call each other family.
During this week participants discovered the influence that media has on their perception of ‘the other’, they shared their hope, dreams and fears about the future, investigated the concept of peace and translated this into action. They recorded a song to include people in their experience and invite the world to become part of a peaceful movement. They also discovered their talents and qualities which they can use in building the ‘One World’ reality and made a personal decision on the next step they will take.
Participants left the project with an open mind, more experience of other cultures, hope, and inspiration for the realisation of ‘One World’.
I have a dream, a dream of a peaceful world, and it became even bigger after this week. I thank God, the participants and HRYO for this experience. The world is mine, the world is yours, the world is ours!