In 2014, Affabulazione took part in 6 international activities organized by Youth Express Network. Gaia Ciccone, was representing the organization in most of the Event, as a youth worker at local level. She comes from Ostia, Rome, where our Member Organization is based since 1991.
For our internal newsletter, we decided this year to interview her and know more about the work Affabulazione does on Social Inclusion.
Y-E-N: Hello Gaia! You are From Affabulazione and Ostia; tell us a bit about yourself!
Gaia: Hello all the members of Y-E-N. Ok, some information about myself… I am 20, studying law, at the first year, in the biggest university of Rome… To be honest I live in Ostia, a little quartier of the capital and sometimes I can find many different problems in my reality. Ostia is a periphery and it presents difficulties, especially with young people! We do not have many places to meet each other and to improve ourselves…
Y-E-N: Yes is understandable, in this sense, how do you see Affabulazione?
Gaia: I found a solution: I am a member of Affabulazione, a beautiful place that tries to improve the cultural level in the little Ostia. It is also a theatre that presents many plays. I discovered this place thanks to my mum who knew one of the founders, Filippo, very well and I was stuck by the beautiful activities of Affabulazione, to “help” people, young and not only!
Y-E-N: Sounds inspiring, when you first met Affabulazione? Have you ever travel for attending its international activities?
Gaia: I met Affabulazione for the first time when I was younger, 15 more or less, because I went to see shows there; yes! Thanks to Filippo Lange and this good place, I have started to travel and to attend at these beautiful international activities
Y-E-N: You participated in the seminar in Armenia “Or-YE-N’t yourself” and Final DesT-Y-E-Nation!” in Strasbourg last year, is it right? What is the memory you have most? Tell us one thing that marked your travels!
Gaia: I can affirm with conviction that this two travels changed my life… If I have to find a special thing… well it is the different and useful information learned by the others, how other people work with the youngsters and , of course, the strong friendship that I have made
Y-E-N: How do you see yourself today after the exchanges?
Gaia: I can say that now I am working with other youngsters like me, trying to help them and I am more aware about my reality and more positive and active
Y-E-N: Sounds interesting, would you like to say something to YEN Members
Gaia: I want to thank all the yen members to give me the possibility to be a participant in the projects
Y-E-N: Thank you very much Gaia for this brief of yourself and of Affabulazione, we are curious to follow you and your inspiring work! Hope to see you soon in Y-E-N!
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