I have just embarked on this new adventure at the Scalabrini Centre in Cape Town but I already feel the magic of its city, people, and culture. It all started accidentally by word of mouth one night in the Far East, Japan to be precise: former interns always describe the Scalabrini one as the experience of a lifetime. For years I hoped one day I would have the chance to do “something good” in my life, and finally now I am given this opportunity to offer my time and the few skills I have to the Scalabrini community.
When not busy day-dreaming, I am a 23-year-old student of a Master Degree in World Politics and International Relations at the University of Pavia, with a Bachelor Degree in Foreign Languages and a collection of specialisations in different fields, among which diplomacy, international cooperation and development, and migration. It was a short experience in India two years ago that moved me closer to the world of NGOs and vulnerable people. In the few idle moments I have I enjoy travelling and playing football.
I firmly believe my experience as an all-rounder at the Centre will be valuable not only for my future career in a highly competitive field such as that of international affairs, but also to enrich my life, mostly by teaching me how to appreciate things I have always taken for granted.