How is it possible that such a natural phenomenon for the human species to be considered today so frightening and dangerous? Why migration is perceived as something so negative when seen from the perspective of the receiving country? Why, for the people who are leaving, besides the difficulties they know they will face, it represents the hope for a better future?
“I will go to America”, our grandparents used to say. And they went. Some were successful in their seeking of a better life, others were not. No matter if signs on the entrance doors of many shops were constantly reminding them how not welcome they were – “No Rats, no Greeks”. Many of our grandparents along with their children and grandchildren are still there. Others -fewer- returned to their homeland. For those who stayed though, those signs no longer exist. For those who returned, it’s in the hands of their grandchildren -our hands- to listen to their stories.
The One Migrating World Campaign narrates the stories of real people. People like us. People who left their homeland to study or to work or because they wanted it or because they fell in love, or because they were forced. Stories of children, who were raised between countries and cultures and are the most beautiful and inspiring “consequence” of migration.