Dorian Dervillée - 27 ans - French volunteer in the center of Italy (Marche) for 11 months - European Solidarity Corps
How to change a neighborhood and its city through widespread education and cultural action?
During the year 2020 I had the chance to do a European volunteering within the Fonti San Lorenzo Cultural Center.
It was magnificent and I’ll allow myself to tell you why hereby.
We are living in a period in which some of us, young or not, feel the importance and the beauty of recreating links in our societies. In any case, this is what motivated me to do this European volunteering: to discover how some people are work on modifying our societies and to learn from them.
So it is in this setting that I landed and I might as well tell you that it was great! It was above all reassuring. Reassuring to see that other people are moving themselves. Reassuring to see that in some places, neighbors have decided to discuss together, meet and create shared spaces. Reassuring to see that an association could have a real political power by making its voice heard among local decision-makers. Reassuring to see that we could enter schools and participate in their transformation. Reassuring to see that we could still create the world and not just consume it. In short, as you may have already understood, it was reassuring.