A new day at Las Palmas, which as well was full with interesting things like the previous ones. According to the program we had to go to the university and speak about the immigration. We, like Greek peoples, know enough about immigration as we have a lot of immigrants and i thought it would be one normal information but I was wrong. It was something more than just one normal information.
We saw the problem of immigration from another way of view. We saw it from the eyes of the immigrants, the difficulties they have to face during the trip to the "better world". We saw that a lot of them get caught from the police and some others have tragic ends. The ones that arrive to their desired destination, are trying to get in to the normal life and when they earn some money, they send them directly to their families to help their people to take the risk and do the "trip of freedom". When the presentation ended I was so surprised with the things I had just learnt. It was great.
After that, we went back to the city for lunch and once again, it was delicious like every time.
But the day didn’t end and we had so many things to do. After lunch we went to the Canteras beach and we met there the children from the Foster house. All of them seemed to be so nice guys. At first we played one game to learn each other’s names and after that we made teams including kids from the Foster house and us. We started to play different games like football, volleyball and rugby. It was so interesting because even though we couldn't speak Spanish, we could understand each other very good. It was amazing. The children were so friendly and nice with us. I took from them so many and good fillings and I hope I gave something to them as well.
Then we went back to the hostel and we had our conversation; we expressed our fillings, thoughts, opinions about the day we had. It was so nice to hear other people’s opinions and to express yours.
At the end of every day I was full of greats fillings and lot of knowledge and for me this is better than the typical school. I'm so glad that i took part at this. Thanks!!!
Haris Dema, AEGEE-Peiraias