Photo: IOM/F. Kim
I am Ivorian, but I would rather define myself as a world citizen.
After finishing my studies in Egypt, I started to work for the Ivorian Embassy in Rome until civil war broke out in 2002. After fifteen years of service, I left the diplomatic world and I got the refugee status. Now I work as radio speaker.
Being a migrant is not always easy, especially for Africans. Considering Italy’s history of migration, Italians should be, above all, the first people to understand what being a migrant means. And yet, they often forget to try and put themselves in our shoes.
For this reason, I promote intercultural projects at elementary schools. It is a great way to introduce little kids to the concept of cultural mixing and to make them understand that there is unspeakable beauty in the encounter of cultures.