The first meetings with tens of pupils from Anina and Resita. About culture, art and love
The activity of the project „Inclusive Art – Access to Culture for Disadvantaged Children and Youth”, eMS RORS-22, financed by the European Union through the INTERREG IPA program of trans-frontier cooperation Romania-Serbia was initiated, in which the Nevo Parudimos Association is a partner, together with the City Hall of the Zrenjanin city (Serbia), the Centre for Beautiful and Applied Arts Terra (Kikinda, Serbia), the coordinator being the Intercultural Institute in Timisoara.
The project uses differed means of culture and arts to create integration and creative development context, for the local communities involved, especially for disadvantaged children and young people from the communities, and for a group of young artists.
The activities from the Caras-Severin district, connected to the project, were started in Anina, the Steierdorf neighbourhood, where the cultural referent Laura Turcu had a fist meeting with 30 pupils from the Steierdorf no. 2 General School, aged between 11 and 13, after different meetings and discussions about the project with representatives of the “Mathias Hammer” High School and with the Steierdorf no. 2 General School from Anina and of the Anina Town hall. The discussions referred to what this project supposed and future meetings were planned, for the pupils to be prepared to meet artists that would implement a future cultural intervention, or if certain self-knowledge and personal development sessions are to be realized.
During the same period, in Resita, in the Mociur neighbourhood, a similar activity took place. The meeting was held at the Mociur Primary School, where the cultural referent Claudiu Pamfil read stories to little children. Approximately 30 pupils participated in this activity. The first story read was “The power of love” written by Vladimir Colin. Children paid attention during the entire period and at the end a debate was organized with the theme of the story.
During future activities, the Association Nevo Parudimos, represented by its cultural referents Laura Turcu and Claudiu Pamfil, developed similar activities in the Muncitoresc neighbourhood, in the Berliste village in Caras-Sverin, so that 4 communities may benefit from cultural interventions starting with the month of May.