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08.04.2011

On April 8th, the Street Kid 2 School Kid project, in collaboration with the Roma Community Project, organized an afternoon of games, circus shows, musical performances and arts and crafts at the Agia Sofia settlement, by Diavata, in honor of International Roma Day.

The festivities kicked off with clowning and cooperative musical games by a circus theatre from ARSIS followed by a song and dance performance in 5 different languages by the 12 girls from the Roma Community Project.
A very successful collective garbage pick up followed, and then a large variety of artistic and creative educational activities, as well as a football game, filled the community with laughter, joy and cooperative fun.  Important cultural exchanges between 25 members of the ACT community and over 100 children from the Ag. Sofias Roma community took place throughout the day.

SK2SK is a project of the POL 335 Civil Society and the Public Service classes at ACT. It is run by students and aims to foster the integration of marginalized children into education and society. It aims to rebuild the Agia Sofia community centre, so that long term groups and projects can take place in a safe and nurturing environment.
The Roma Community Project is a weekly gathering of 12 teenage Roma girls, 2 ACT volunteers and 4 tutors, who have been running classes for nearly 2 years, to work together on literacy, self esteem, self expression and personal development.

Both projects are run entirely by volunteers.

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