10 Sep PARTICIPATION IN THE OLD TOWN CELEBRATIONS OF XANTHI AND IN THE PRE-FESTIVAL EVENTS OF DRAMA
The Mobile School of the Ladies Union of Drama – H.O.H. gave its dynamic presence at the Xanthi Old Town celebrations but also at the Pre-Festival events of the 44th International Short Film Festival of Drama.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, September 8th, at the Limnios Theme Park, the project team carried out a double action, both informing the public and intervening with Roma children who approached it. On Thursday, September 9th, at the little theater of Agia Varvara, the mobile school participated in the pre-festival events of the 44th Drama Short Film Festival. The interest of the visitors of the Festival was equally great, while many were those who wished similar actions to be transferred to every corner of Greece.
After two years of interventions only within Drama, the Mobile School, from 2020 until today travels three times a week to areas of Drama, Kavala and Xanthi, in order to reach Roma children who are excluded for either social or family reasons from school communities and cannot have regular attendance.
The project “The Mobile School Travels” is implemented within the framework of the Active citizens fund program, with the implementing body the Ladies Union of Drama – H.O.H The Active citizens fund program, amounting to € 12 million, is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and is part of the European Economic Area (EEA) funding mechanism for the period 2014 – 2021, known as EEA Grants. The program aims to strengthen and enhance the sustainability of civil society and to highlight its role in promoting democratic processes, enhancing citizen participation in the community and defending human rights. The management of the Active citizens fund program in Greece has been jointly undertaken by the Bodosakis Foundation and SolidarityNow.