Motivated children, of whom a great majority have African parents, voluntarily wake up early every Saturday to participate in Weekend College activities. “For the almost 100 children who come to Weekend College, this place is not a sixth school day. It is a safe space where they can be the intelligent children they are.”
In Italy, illegal immigration is a crime. However, besides asylum, there are more ways by which illegal migrants may acquire a legal status. Things are quite different in The Netherlands. According to Worldhouse, an NGO promoting the rights of undocumented migrants in Amsterdam, “the Netherlands is strict compared to Italy.”
This article was originially published on Maximum Amsterdam
‘AMSTERDAM, THE VENICE OF THE NORTH?’
Amsterdam is not only the capital city of the Dutch, it is also a multicultural mix of foreign students, expats and other people from abroad. In this monthly column, our international editors share their perspective with us. Today: Domiziana Turcatti (20), who was born in Busto Arsizio (Italy, close to Milan) and has lived in Dublin, before moving here.