We are currently offering Arts and Crafts Activities at one of the family centres for people entitled to protection and asylum seekers with the help of our dedicated volunteers and Chiara and Oscar from Ludi Malta! The activities will include paper crafts and art from recycled materials.
Art is known to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of individuals of all ages, which is why its a great way of reaching people and offering meaningful activities.
This is financed through the Voluntary Organisations Project Scheme(VOPS) by the Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector(MCVS).
This is a continuation of our arts and crafts activity started last year.
In the Summer of 2016, kids of various migration backgrounds were offered arts and crafts lessons by a professional pedagogist recruited by Kopin. Children entitled to protection in Malta were the main target group. The pedagogist, Johanna Eicken, was assisted by volunteers from Kopin’s volunteering programme, who devoted their time to helping these children develop creative skills. The activities included making crafts from recycled material, working with gypsum and other mixed media, appropriate to the different age groups.
Ten sessions took place in a parish in Valletta and two sessions were organised in collaboration with Libico, a Maltese NGO representing members of the Libyan diaspora. This organization runs a summer school in Ta’ Giorni and is actively working for the empowerment and successful integration of the Libyan community in Malta.
The materials were financed through a fundraising event at the Verdala Palace, which was held under the auspices of H.E. the President of Malta.
If you are interested in volunteering on this programme, drop us an email!