Today we keep it going.
Now we are settled in action. We have a rich
breakfast to get ready for all the activities
that we are going to do in this full day.
outside the camp our yellow buses are waiting to
carry us to Iraqi, Jordanian and Syrian houses
where we will help the family with manteinace
works. We take sandpaper, plaster, spatula and
brushes and we are ready to get down to work.
After a while the walls seem brand new ready to
be decorated with paintings and photos. Some of
us work with confidence like real experts
compared to the others who, with just a little
experience in the job, try to paint with
creativity. But in the end our clothes and us
look all the same ready to be bumped in the
meantime others of us are at the Caritas Mosaic
Center where everyday some Iraqi refugees pass
their time creating colorful mosaics. It’s their
way to contribute to the Forum, assembling
pieces that represent the slogan of the event:
Now is the time! For those of you who never get
the chance to make a mosaic, you need to know
that is not that simple. It takes patience,
steady hands and creativity. The Caritas Mosaic
Center is a project promoted and created by
Caritas to facilitate the reintegration of
refugees in employment and society. It is
located in five containers designated for the
different phases of the production of mosaics.
We prove ourselves getting into action and we
realize that, in that tiny space, we are all
like pieces of a mosaic.
As the sun
fades, after a well earned shower, we take place
at the tables to have dinner and we share how we
spent the day. But out of nowhere, a group of
the Spanish people that are here invite us to
try some typical dances. Un, dos, tres… bailamos!
smoking the shisha one of us shares the words
that he heard from the father of the family
where he did the manteinace works today, as he
was finishing working he said: “You are all like
sons and daughters to me, I want to give you my
phone number. When the war will end, come and
visit me, you are welcome in my home. I want you
to see the real beauty of Syria”.