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Jerry, an asylum seeker, was with us during our trip through Sicily and was a great help with video recording. Once he came back from the trip he sent us this letter. We translated it and now we post it both in Italian and in English.
I am from Nigeria Benin City Edo State 23 years of age. I am an immigrant in Italy (asylum seeker). I came to Italy trough Libya by boat Known as LAMPALAMPA after the issue I found myself in my country I have to run away from country and go to a place where I will be useful to myself and my family.
My trip to Sicily Italy with #OTF# was a wonderful trip and useful to my life I had a great adventure in Sicilia make new friends, study(video editor,photo editor). And also an opportunity for me to learn TOLERANCE, how to live with others people from different culture and belief WORK with other people also.
I saw a different people in Sicily a life where people live so close as if they are from same family same belief same culture with no difference of you being an AFRICAN or EUROPEAN only with same goal of happiness, love & survive for the future of tomorrow if only other part of the world or other people would live together like that the world will be a better place for everyone.
Other immigrant I saw there were in different situation no good shelter no good food no good cloths deny the right as human with lot of difference some cant go out. Scared to speak with us scared to express their self, feelings & treatment in the front a camera because if they say, the boss of that center might deny him/her the opportunity of early freedom (document) some were in place with no difference from prison for no crime committed. if other immigrant had an opportunity I had to do something useful with their life I belief (crime, drugs seller, prostitution, homeless etc.) everyone will have a comfortable life to live.
Thanks to #OTF# (overthefortress) for this wonderful life adventure, treatment schooling opportunity to get the information I want wish is very useful to me right now as a multimedia in video & photo editor.
Viaggio al sud Italia di #overthefortress (novembre-dicembre 2016)