Time for Peace and Hospitality in Bilbao

Wednesday, January 30th marked the start of the Time for Solidarity, or TPS, at the Nuestra Señora de Begoña-Jesuitak Indautxu school. The school is working on the second year of a project on global migration patterns under the concept of Hospitality, thus joining the campaign that is now called Time for Peace and Hospitality.

The central focus this year has been the migration that is occurring from Central Africa (Sudan, Chad, Congo, Senegal…) to Nador (Morocco), as a first step toward our country and other countries of Europe.

The first week, the week of Peace, started on Wednesday, January 30th, coinciding with the school’s day of Peace and Non-violence. During the second week, the week of Hospitality, they held an assembly in the pavilion first thing in the morning on Friday, February 8th, in which a declaration by the Educational Community was read.

The students of the school have traced the land route that leads to Nador, and the one shown in the Somos Migrantes-Migratzaileak exhibition, have reflected along the way on the dreams that push people to emigrate, and have collected socks that they have put in old shoes they brought to school.  They have also looked into and done research on the work of the Jesuit Migrant Service, or SJM.

This English translation has been possible thanks to the PerMondo project: Free translation of website and documents for non-profit organisations. A project managed by Mondo Agit. Translator: Lesley Andrews