Marta participated in the Youth Exchange “Not in our name” in Marrakesh, Morocco
Hello Marta ¿Can you give us an overall opinion on the project “Not in our name”?
In general the project “Not in our name” has been a space where we had to leave behind our prejudices and closed ideas and we decided to take give priority to listening, sharing and approaching other points of view. We have given shape to the project through the content that we poured on it, we have communicated with people with realities very foreign to ours and we have constantly enriched ourselves thanks of this. In general “Not in our Name” has become a project open to participation, dynamic and above all very active, allowing us to have a voice and responsibility with every word, action or collaboration that we contributed to the group.
How did the group affect your personal experience during this youth exchange?
The people coming from Spain were very close to each other, it gave me the feeling that we shared the essence of a mental flexibility that allowed us to support and listen to each other at every moment. We accompanied each other throughout the process and we were always willing to meet people and meet other people in other contexts so alien. I liked the project group, the people were very different from each other, but nevertheless, that is what makes me value relations more; the fact that even though we are so different we can connect at some point, find a common point and start talking, laughing or even talking about the depths of the ocean. You never know what you can found, but if something was clear to me it is that the borders are in our mind and that we are more than where we come from, because we are also where we are going and what kind of conception of the world we carry “as a flag”.
What is the most important thing you have learned during the project?