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Duino - United World College of the Adriatic

On Friday 15 May 2020, a group of students of UWC Adriatic organised an online event to launch a Garden of the Righteous in Duino where almost 200 students from 80 countries form the UWC Adriatic student community. The event was organised online due to coronavirus pandemic. The college in Duino is the first one within a network of 18 United World Colleges to join the Garden of the Righteous Worldwide (Gariwo) initiative.

In the presence of President Ambassador Cristina Ravaglia and the school head, William Turner, Gaia, Jördis and Laura - the three students who promoted this project - presented the initiative to the entire College community. During the event they read the names of the first ten Righteous they have chosen, showing an extract from the interview with the guest of honour of the event, Gabriele Nissim, President of Gariwo, who is also journalist, historian and essayist. Lina Attalah, co-founder and editor in chief of the independent Egyptian newsroom Mada Masr, also attended; she is a former student of the College of Duino as well as one of the ten Righteous chosen by the students of the College.

The garden is located in front of Villa Lucchese, one of the student residences in Duino, where there are about thirty olive trees. Rettore William Turner announced that a group of students will take care of its maintenance and of the promotion of similar initiatives at other UWC colleges during next academic year. The construction and inauguration of the garden has been postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. However, participants ended the event with the intention of meeting again as soon as possible next year, for the real inauguration at the college in Duino.

15 May 2020

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