Award ceremony of the second edition of Orvieto Youth Human Rights Award: Healing the invisible wounds (OYHRA)
November 15, 2016

Prof. Sajnani warmed up the assembly by guiding volunteers to build a human body sculpture. Then Mr. Mollica greeted the youth in the room with the words: "Young people are inheriting a world facing enormous problems. The two most important are the climate change and massive migrations. The enormity of all this risks to paralyse action. But my father used to tell me - Son, take on a problem you cannot solve! In this way you'll get meaning for your life."
The event followed on with the competitors presenting their works,  all involving and inspiring. The jury spoke then, with the professors: Rev. Jerry Streets from Yale, Nisha Sajnani from Lesley University at Cambridge, Taiwo Latef Sheik from the Fed. Neuropsychiatric Hospital of Nigeria, Sandra Crosby, from the Boston University Schools of Medicine, Christopher Mollica, from HPRT. The jury followed precise criterions, like originality, creativity, personal commitment, artistical relevance, effective communication, extension and correctness of the information transmitted.

First prize has been assigned to the work of Agustina Alesia Lammel 

from Liceo Tacito in Terni: “My City”  is a video in which Agustina starts from her family's story to tell the main characters of the dictatorship in Argentina, dealing also with the phenomenon of the desaparecidos. Second prize has been won by  Alice Rossi from Liceo Majorana in Orvieto with “Together for Human Rights”, a web site and an app. Francesca Cherubini, Irene Dorsaneo and Francesca Settimi won the third prize with their video "The many voices of silence": dealing with the violations of Human Rights in the tragedy of refugees. The three prizes consist of a trip to Boston to meet the activities of HPRT and the other Universities present in the Area. The jury then assigned a mention of honour to thetheter piece "Exit" by Clarissa Di Fonzo of Liceo Tacito in Terni and to a group of students of Liceo Majorana in Orvieto for their "Environmental Migrants as refugees".

The awarded works

1st prize - Agustina Alesia Lamme

2nd prize - 
Alice Rossi

3rd prize - 
Francesca Cherubini, Irene Dorsaneo and Francesca Settimi 

cMollica's speech

The virdict of the jury