The Morning Commute

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For as long as I have been in the working field, I have not been a part of the morning commute. That time of day when you leave your house at 7.55am and arrive on time, but leave at 8am and arrive late. The time of day when traffic is at its highest, the crowds are hustling, the rush to work. The early bird gets the worm right? I have been many things in my life but a 9-5 girl was not one of them, until now.

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A tangible step towards embracing the unfamiliar with open arms

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As I approach my second month as an intern at the aditus foundation, I find myself reflecting on a profound realization that has emerged from my experience thus far.

First and foremost, I’ve chosen to reside in Hamrun for the entirety of my four-month internship, primarily due to its proximity to our offices. Little did I anticipate the profound self-discovery this decision would unveil.

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Rights, Flights, and A New Side of Island Life

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As I come to the end of my first month of interning at aditus, it is hard to put together a well-wrapped and ribbon-tied summary of my experience so far – and to answer the ultimate question, “what have you been up to in January?

Never try, never succeed, right?

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Understanding our work in relation to migrant detention – Interview with our Director

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Hey all! I hope all of you are doing well! Today I will be writing about something that aditus foundation works a lot on: our work on migrant detention. To help me understand this topic and the current situation better I decided to interview our Director, Dr. Neil Falzon.

To start off, I asked him to explain the concept of migrant detention: “Detention is when people’s liberty is entirely taken away from them.” 

As he was talking, I started to picture Malta’s detention as a form of imprisonment. Neil agreed with me, and told me that the detention centres “look and feel like prisons, with bars on the windows, guards everywhere and a highly securitised space!” He also added that “detained persons are not allowed to leave the detention centre and live under very strict conditions.

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