Young people from different cultures and countries generally identified by history as enemies come to Rondine, a small village near Arezzo, Italy. They came from places around the world: the Balkans, Caucasus, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, America. The reality from which each of them comes generated suspicion, mistrust, resentment, hatred and revenge. Here they meet the enemy for the 1st time, they look at it, touches them, they speak to each other. Accept the challenge of living together, they bring into play to break down the walls that separate peoples, that fuel violence and destruction. People there study to become the leaders of tomorrow and peaceful return to their countries as ambassadors of peace, able to bring a new voice of hope. Living in Rondine, they leave behind convictions fed for years by propaganda and here they begins to change… And at the end of their course they have a new vision of the world, but especially… the chance to change the future of their country becoming Ambassadors of Rondine and peace. This structure was founded in 1997 and in 2015 the Association of Rondine is nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
by Andrea Carboni