SOCIAL SUPPORT PROGRAMMES

  • Social care services for children of TCNs aged 5-12 years during the school period (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional   Foundation)

    • Timetable: Monday-Friday, 13:00-18:00 (school days) and 7:00-18:00 (Christmas/Easter/other public holidays)
    • Transfer of children from school by bus and provision of hot meal
    • Guidance and support for homework and special school assignments
    • Educational, creative and recreation (art, educational games using contemporary electronic and interactive media, open air games, introduction to multiculturalism and diversity concepts)
  • Full day care and creative engagement services for children of TCNs aged 5-12 years during Summer holidays (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional   Foundation)
    • Timetable: Monday-Friday, 7:00-18:00 (except public holidays)
    • Provision of meals and afernoon snack
    • Art, music, educational gemes , excursions, experiential learning, sports
  • General social support services for TCNs (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional   Foundation)

    • Counseling for individuals, parents and families with members with special needs
  • Services offered by the Information and Support Centre for TCNs – KEPLYM (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional   Foundation)

    • Provision of social and counseling services, information for networking with TCN associations or organized groups and other NGOs, intercultural mediation and information on local actions /events for the integration of TCNs (hosted at  Pallouriotissa multipurpose municipal centre -Old Pallouriotissa Market).
    • Provision of guidance and information on the services provided by KEPLYM and all Programme partners, and on other social services in the city,  at the Information Office  for TCNs, located in the easily accessible greater area of Solomos Square (Plateia Ipirou).

TRAINING AND EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

  • Cultural identity preservation programme for children of Chinese origins (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional   Foundation)

    • Lessons for Chinese language, calligraphy, art and other culture aspects
    • Offered in collaboration with the Cyprus-China Art, Culture and Education Centre, every saturday during the school period
  • Cultural identity preservation programme for children of Arab origins (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional   Foundation)
    • Lessons for Arabic language, art, gastronomy and other Arabic cultural aspects
    • Sports activities
    • Offered in collaboration with the Cypiot-Arab Cultural Centre, every Sunday during the school period
  • Speech therapy and remediation teaching programme, addressed to children of TCNs facing learning difficulties (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional   Foundation)
  • Orientation and social skills seminars addressed to TCNs (NVK Advent Consulting Ltd)
  • Seminars on the management of emotions and situations in relation to migration / protection related to sexual harrassment and violence at work (NVK Advent Consulting Ltd)

WORKSHOPS FOR CREATIVE EXPRESSION, EMPOWERMENT AND CULTURAL ACQUAINTANCE

  • Experiential Workshops of the world renowned Singer/Composer Alexia Vassilliou’s Music Outreach Programme ” Re-bE – Social Inclusion and Integration” delivered by artist herself (Losadeal Ltd)
    • The workshops are addressed to adult TCNs and comprise a variety of creative exercises, aiming to empower and unfold the creative and expressive potential of participants, whilst developing their feelings of accepance and belonging
  • Visual Arts workshop for adult TCNs  ( Losadeal Ltd)
    • Participants will use elements and meterials from their own culture in combination with recycled materials, with the aim of expressing themselves and hightlighting the added value of multiculturalism for the local culture
  • Artistic Creation competition for children of TCNs, Cypriots and other EU citizens (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional Foundation)
    • A socially relevant competition theme will be chosen by children participating in the day care and creative engagement programmes of the Foundation
  • Workshops for music education and percussion for children of TCNs  (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional Foundation)
    • The workshops will be offered over a 12-week period during the Summer holidays in collaboration with the social programme of Sistema Cyprus
  • Re-Be Music Listening Workshop for adult TCNs by the internationally acclaimed Composer / Singer Alexia Vassiliou (Nicosia Municipal Multifunctional Foundation)
    • The workshop aims to cultivate feelings of acceptance in the participants and enabe reconnection with their individual expression and creativity, through connection with Music and other creative media

EVENTS PROMOTING INTERACTION WITH THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND ACCEPTANCE OF DIVERSITY

  • Folk Dance Festival with the participation of Cypriot and TCNs dance groups (Lakatamia Municipality)
    • Participants will collaborate and engage in learning and presenting dances from other countries
  • Cricket training classes and Cricket Tournament with the participation fo TCNs, Cypriots and other European Citizens (Lakatamia Municipality)
    • The lessons and games will take place on weekends and will provide opportunities for interaction with the local community
  • Experiential food tasting event, highlighting the diversity of gastronomic cultures of different countries (Losadeal Ltd)
    • This activity will give the opportunity to TCNs, Cypriots and other European citizens to showcase their cultures in an interactive context
    • Participants will prepare and share recipes and will engage in an exchange of tastes and experiences of their own traditions

ACTIONS PROMOTING THE ACTIVE PARTICPATION OF TCNs IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY

  • Operation and further development of the Network of Cooperation of TCNs Organisations, NGOs and Local Authorities, launched in 2012 (Nicosia Municipality with the contribution of NVK Advent Consulting Ltd and the participation of all project partners)

    • Consultation, participative planning of actions and collaboration in pivotal actions for the integration of TCNs in the local community
  • Organisation of Forums continuing the dialogue between Network members and the promotion of actions supporting the integration fo TCNs (Nicosia Municipality with the contribution of NVK Advent Consulting Ltd and the participation of all project partners)