WHO WE ARE

Balobeshayi is a social cooperative facilitating the integration of migrants in urban spaces. We do that by fostering a dialogue between new arrivals and previous residents. Through the production of video, intercultural dialogue training and consultation we create a healthy communication on the subjects of migration and international development.

Our work is the result of a thorough research, cooperation and innovation to achieve tangible changes.

Balobeshayi in the Congolese language, Tshiluba, means “We convinced you”. It aims to change the narrative on migration to better include, integrate and have a dialogue.

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Video

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Consultancy

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Training

 VIDEO PORTFOLIO

Balobeshayi tells the stories of migrants and their daily lives, trying not to indulge in stereotypical representations and by narrating what has not been said or seen

OUR SERVICES

Migration is our theme: how to narrate it to facilitate interaction?

VIDEO

We narrate the stories of migrants but also of projects for the international development. We also love translating academic research in visual images

Consultancy

Whether is an issue of interaction between cultures or simple suggestions for improvements, we guide and advise local administrations on how to better manager diversity in their area

Trainings

We meet with students, teachers, children and trainers of all background to enhance the comprehension of interculturality and diversity through targeted training

WATCH OUR VIDEOS

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Three ways to make cities work for all

What makes a city accessible and sustainable for all its residents? Inspired by the book The New Urban Crisis by professor Richard Florida of the University of Toronto, we have selected three ways to make cities work for all. The selection…

We Are Hiring: Sales Representatives (EU/US)

Sales Representatives Balobeshayi  - London Part-time Remuneration on commission EU / US We are looking for a bright, independent and motivated sales representative to help us reach our mission of changing the narrative…

We Are Looking for A Volunteer Social Media Manager

There are few things we love more than working with other people, that is why we are making room for a volunteer to come join us. We'd love to hear from a volunteer social media manager who could take care of our Facebook page update, increase…

One Thing Young People Need

Last week we were in Rome to film an interview with an astonishing young graphic novelist who enlightened us on one thing that all young people need. Takoua Ben Mohamed Takoua is a well-known Italian graphic novelist originally born in Tangeri.…

Memory #3: First Adventure in Istanbul

(IN)VISIBLE CITIES Istanbul on Vimeo on Demand This week marks the release of (IN)VISIBLE CITIES Istanbul, the film on African migrants we have been working on for awhile. The documentary is available to rent on Vimeo on Demand. It's the intimate…

(IN)VISIBLE CITIES Istanbul

Migrants as you never see them, watch (IN)VISIBLE CITIES Istanbul   We are counting the days and hours until the release of the newest episode of (IN)VISIBLE CITIES, the series that chases African migrants all over the world. In this…
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Would you live here? About Migrants Choosing Home

Would you live here? As migrants how do we chose where to live? Canary Wharf is a crazy one. The first thing I notice getting out the DLR (short for Dockland light railway) is that doors open both on the left and right-hand side. My first thought…

Calcio d'Inizio sul campo di Facebook per Balobeshayi

Balobeshayi apre la sua pagina Facebook e invita tutti a partecipare L'arbitro ha già fischiato. Il calcio di inizio è stato lanciato, siamo in campo. Balobeshayi ha iniziato la sua partita sui social media: siamo su Facebook!  Dopo una…

Nothing can give us a better lesson than the point of view of others

(B. Malinowski)

OUR TEAM

BEA NGALULA KABUTAKAPUA

MARITÈ KABUTAKAPUA

GIANPAOLO BUCCI

PARTNERS

CONTACTS

Balobeshayi Social Cooperative

via Andrea Solario, 91 – 00142 Rome

CONSULTANCY  cons@balobeshayi.org

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