Palermo, my first adventureI am Batoul Hamieh and I am 23 years old. I come from a small village in Lebanon locate it in Bekaa where there are limited opportunities for youth to development their skills and enhance their future.

CaBuRuRa Project was the first stone in my future road. It has been like an open door for me as it has offered lots of opportunities: travelling to new cities, attending trainings, know new people and attend the courses. My first meeting was in Cesie, the host organization, where I met all the staff. They were very kind and welcoming to us. I love Cesie because it gave me the chance for changing my future and get a big push in a credible way. Than my mentor take us to some centres in Palermo: the first centre I visited was Casa di Tutte le Genti. I liked that place from the first sight, because I felt like I was at home with my family. Everyone inside the centre takes care of each other: they share food, drink, love, happiness, smile, tears, pain, tender….

For sure the Italian course was one of the benefits that I get from CaBuReRa. I like this language: when an Italian speak is like he is singing opera, and sure it could be considered the melody of my first adventure!!! I hope when I come back to my country CaBuRuRa will help me to continue in developing my skills and that we will keep in contact to each other, because you are now like a family who gave me the key of my future. I will never forget every single minute spent in Palermo and all the places I visited. I will also remember all the smiles, the tears, the new people and the children I met there.

I will always appreciate everything you’ve done for me, all the support you gave, and I really hope that I will be able to share this experience with my peers in my small village in Lebanon and everywhere…and I’m sure I will invite my peers from different country to join the same adventure.