A Cow, a Lemon Tree, and a Little School

Posted no picture Virginia Barchiesi , Student and UNICEF volunteer

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Virginia Barchiesi
Member since February 5, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 14

I was born into a privileged environment. Into a wealthy family, in an area of Italy where, despite global issues, poverty only exists in the form of essays to be read at school. Sensitivity for people who suffer is left to the church or humanitarian organizations so that even though people here probably know that places like the Za’atari camp (in Jordan) exist, they are not a concern of their everyday lives.Luckily I was born into a very open-minded family, in which I was able to discover the i...


A decalogue for aspiring world changers (Refugee Day edition)

Posted no picture Virginia Barchiesi , Student and UNICEF volunteer

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Virginia Barchiesi
Member since February 5, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 14

I think that all of you, people reading this post, want to change the world.It’s our human inner-sensitiveness. When we don’t like things we can both criticize them and wait for others to change them, or act for a change.Personally, I have a dream and this dream is about all of us. My dream is that one day my generation, the so-called “Millennials” will change the world and exploit our potential which is as immense as it hopefully could be.The people coming after us shouldn’t worry about the hol...


Love

Posted no picture Virginia Barchiesi , Student and UNICEF volunteer

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Virginia Barchiesi
Member since February 5, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 14

Dear Love,Maybe you’re actually asking why I thought to send a letter to you.I don’t think you’re used to receiving letters, however, you are receiving one now.I decided to write to you because I need to send a prayer to you. Yes, that’s my intention.Oh dear, please read carefully what I’m about to put down, please, be compassionate and show your infinite power.I’m addressing this prayer to you because you are the only entity that is possibly present in each and every life.You are the deep bond...


A letter about refugees

Posted no picture Virginia Barchiesi , Student and UNICEF volunteer

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Virginia Barchiesi
Member since February 5, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 14

Dear world leaders,In the English dictionary, under the word ‘refugee’, you’ll find this signification: “a refugee is a person who has escaped from his own country for political, religious, or economic reasons, or because of a war.”I’d like to focus my attention on a single word and look for its signification in the dictionary as well: “person: a human, a man, a woman or a child.”Every single of us in this life shares moments, laughs, dreams with people: it is part of our nature to be ‘social an...


The umpteenth try to learn how to live

Posted no picture Virginia Barchiesi , Student and UNICEF volunteer

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Virginia Barchiesi
Member since February 5, 2017
  • 5 Posts
  • Age 14

Once upon a time, in a castle surrounded by a very deep wood, a princess was living her life between her courtiers.She spent her day mostly doing nothing because in that castle there wasn’t anything to do.No books to read, no music to play, no dreams, no paintings, no trips through the woods around the castle, no interest in anything, only the appearance of a fake life made of social relations between equals.Now is this a life worth living? Is this the accomplishment of the purpose of a life?We...


  • Virginia Barchiesi

    I'm an Italian student passionate about human rights and literature. In love with books and human beings.


    Member since February 5, 2017


    Age 14 • 5 Posts