Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Organisation for Friendship in Diversity Summer Camp in Malta

OFD is a youth run Maltese NGO that seeks to promote the value of cultural diversity and build relationships across different backgrounds to foster respect, and understanding. This summer for the fifth consecutive year OFD has organised a children's summer camp which is free of charge and open to children from all backgrounds. An international group of approximately 70 children between the ages of 3 and 12 from Maltese, migrant, and refugee families enjoyed 2 weeks packed with creative, play and educational activities, organised by over 35 volunteers and other NGOs that OFD contacts to extend the remit and reach of its work.

Giving the children space to make friends, learn and play together, OFD also succeeds in connecting youth with the issue of migration, and introducing families through the interaction of their children. An interesting photographic exhibition documents the activities of the summer camp. The activity is supported by the Youth In Action Programme and the Embassy of the United States in Malta together with a number of local sponsors and partners.

For more information please contact Alba Cauchi at alba.cauchi@gmail.com

Photo: OFD Summer Camp 2013

Article provided by Alba Cauchi, OFD

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