My name is Musa, I am from The Gambia, and I immigrated to Italy in 2013. I wanted to write a few lines regarding my personal experience of immigration and how did I move my life forward in Italy.
Initially I was relocated into a reception center for immigrants in which I was treated very badly. I was told that the Italian Government was going to provide me with 35€ every day and I was given only 2.50€ per day instead, corresponding to 75€ per month.
Then I was kicked out onto the streets for about three months with no money, food, or a place to go. I found myself utterly alone since I have no one in Europe; my family is in The Gambia. I remained in that problematic situation for three months until I met some lovely people who helped me very much.
Thanks to them, I started going to school and learning Italian. I was also allowed to look for a job. At that moment, I realized that good people exist.