Expected outcome
Democratic values, including human rights, promoted
Project duration
8 months (09/2015 - 04/2016)
Project cost
47,532.78 €
Organization's location
Athens, Greece
EEA Grants amount
42,779.79 €
Organization's website

Multicultural troupe ANASA: A caravan without borders

The project contributed to the promotion of democratic values, including human rights, through education and arts, and more specifically with the creation of a mixed multicultural troupe (Greeks & refugees / migrants, women & men) which promoted the elimination of discrimination, racism and xenophobia, the information and awareness-raising on the human rights of refugees, asylum seekers and migrants (including women, children & unaccompanied minors), but also their empowerment and integration into the Greek society, in the following ways:

1) it designed and implemented a three-day cultural program with workshops and open performance at the end, of pedagogical, experiential and interactive nature in schools primarily in remote refugees entry areas (Lesvos, Chios, Kos, Samos, Rhodes, Evros), and secondarily in Attica (Neos Kosmos, Halandri, Kolonos, Patissia), 2) it created an information and awareness raising album together with the children and the teachers, 3) it designed and implemented experiential workshops - seminars for teachers in primary education, 4) it created a manual - guide for teachers in primary education with techniques of theatre in the education. In the framework of the project 907 students participated in the workshops and played in the performances, while 1,498 teachers, parents and the wider public attended the performances. 146 teachers participated in the experiential workshops - seminars. The project was based on the educational program of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees "Irini" - The story of a refugee child, a little girl, who, seeing the flames falling from the sky, is forced to leave her home and seek for protection, love and warmth in other countries. The project received the approval of the Ministry of Education. The troupe consisted of groups of percussion, song, dance, visual arts, theater / storytelling.

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