Puppets are people, too!, or how Bulgarian and Refugee Children Make Puppets


All children love puppets so how about learning how to make your own using your imagination and creative skills? On 28 June 2017, together with our friends Caritas Sofia we brought more than 20 refugee children from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to the Russian Man’s Tourist Office for Lost Souls‘ amazing workshop Puppets are people, too! They met many new Bulgarian friends and had a wonderful afternoon making puppets and playing together. #FriendsWithoutBorders

Please note: You can also support such an event! Register for the new 1000 km Balkan Charity Challenge duathlon here – https://1000balkan.com/registration.html

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Our Multi Kulti Children’s Programme is running for a second year. It aims at bringing together Bulgarian and migrant/refugee children in order to overcome social barriers while participating in cultural, educational and sport events. Children and youth between the ages of 6 and 18 have the opportunity to get to know each other in a safe informal environment, to increase their knowledge and improve their skills, to have fun and create common memories and friendships. The Programme has been actively supporting the two-way integration and building bridges between different cultures thus enabling children to live in a community free from prejudice, discrimination and xenophobia.

In 2017, the Multi Kulti Children’s Programme is supported by 1000 km Balkan Charity ChallengeTELUS International Europe and private donations. Thank you!

Photos: Panayot Chafkarov