Sekou

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4,385 kmfrom home
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"I want to make children understand that there is unspeakable beauty in the encounter of cultures."
Sekou
Current Country: 
Italy
Country of Origin: 
Cote d'Ivoire

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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.

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