Caritas Athens joined the 2nd School Street Art & Acceptance Festival with a team of refugee children sheltered by our Organization.
Ahead of World Children’s Day celebrated on June 1st, the Children’s Antiracist Festival took place on Saturday June 2nd, at Ermou street’s pedestrian zone near Kerameikos at the initiative of the Educators and Artists’ Association “Network of Art and Action” (people with the balloons), under the auspices of the City of Athens and with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UNICEF and the International Organization for Migration!
Art in all its expressions and creativity served as a vehicle for schools, organizations, associations, artists, pupils, students, and parents to improvise through experiential workshops, artistic actions and a concert emphasizing on inclusion, human rights and the social groups that face social exclusion and discrimination.
Social Integration team of Caritas Athens’ Refugee Program offered an array of activities, such as experiential and interactive games (potato sack race, hot-air balloon and so on), painting, face painting, as well as a music concert given by the children’s choir of our young beneficiaries sheltered by our Organization. The team achieved its goal to bring together people who experience social exclusion, to get to know each other, to co-operate and to share embraces, tears, looks of love and acceptance with people they would not otherwise have the chance to meet.