NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina alumna Lisa Ferrazzoli, founder of six international preschools in Sweden and Africa, has produced a video, “Spread the Love,” which debuted today (June 11) on YouTube.
The 5:50 video was recorded in Coventry and filmed in Gothenburg, Sweden as part of a partnership between the International Preschool of Gothenburg and the Gothenburg Video Project, a group of musician-teachers that includes Elena Alm, Paul Burden, Maja Cvetanovic, Matteo Gambacorta and Shahin “Chino” Mohammadi.
With its swirling visuals, Spread the Love is a kind of dance that revels in the refrain “you’re a part of this world, so you’re a part of me…” It is performed by a kaleidoscope of international musicians, students, teachers and families in Gothenburg, all celebrating diversity and tolerance in an increasingly complex and intolerant world.
Ferrazzoli, a member of Salve Regina’s Class of 1982, established her first preschool in Gothenburg as a playgroup for her daughter Elena and other children. Her school became an instant success, and today, she operates three international preschools in Gothenburg and three more schools in Ghana, Africa, where she has also set up computer labs, hospitals, malaria clinics and women's shelters.
In appreciation to Ferrazzoli, the villagers named her queen of Adabraka, giving her the African queen name “Naa Odaemi,” meaning queen mother/savior - of Adabraka.