JRS Malta holds another successful Human Library


JRS Malta, in collaboration with trans-national project FAB!, Family-Based care for children in migration, has organised another Human Library offering the public an opportunity for encounter with asylum seekers and people who journey with them.

Following the success of the Human Library sessions held in 2022 and the good turnout from the general public, JRS Malta has once again offered this chance for guests to come and ‘read’ a snippet from the life of asylum seekers.

JRS Malta truly believes that the best effort to fight misconceptions, prejudice and divide among the local Maltese population and the persons who have landed on our shores in search of a better life, is through creating a safe space for encounter.

And this is what the Human Library is all about; creating an open environment where the public gets to ‘read’ a chapter in the life of asylum seekers and those people who work with them.

The latest Human Library was held on Monday 27 February at the Palazzo De La Salle, Society of Arts, in Valletta. The event saw the participation of more than 60 people, some of whom had never had the opportunity to speak to people seeking asylum.

The event featured people from Ukraine, Sudan and Syria, among others. People of all ages and from different background attended.

We refer to reading only a ‘chapter’ because getting to know someone’s life story takes longer than an encounter of a couple of hours. But we are hoping this is only the start.

This event was done in collaboration with FAB! Family Based Care for Children in Migration, a project Co-funded by the European Union.