The 7-week Kofinou Integration Project closed its first cycle last Friday, April 17th, with a small celebration for the students at the Kofinou Reception Centre for asylum seekers. In a series of seminars and courses the residents of the Centre learned information and practical skills each week regarding Health and Hygiene, Employment, Education, Legal and Social Assistance, Financial Planning, Volunteering, Goal Mapping, and many others. At the celebration, about 50 students and their families enjoyed music, food, and reading letters of support from students in the US.
This project was run completely on the work of volunteers with the initiative and planning of Maryann Ford, a volunteer in the Future Worlds Center’s Humanitarian Affairs Unit. Furthermore, volunteers Nick, Mazen, Marika and Samer were vital to the project’s implementation, as well as Elena and Tonia from Future Worlds Center who offered their expertise.
It has been a great few weeks of development and learning, in an initiative that will help the participants in overcoming the challenges ahead.
We would like to thank and congratulate all teachers, translators and volunteers for making this project possible!
*Due to reasons of legal protection, we cannot show the faces of asylum seekers