The life of migrants and their contribution to the local community
The contribution of migrants in the social life is highlighted by the program “Limassol, a city, the whole world” in the context of the activities to support the integration process. In view of the completion of the program, on Sunday 5th of July, program coordinators made visits to places where migrants gather and spend time.
The program’s officer conducted interviews to create short films about the lives of migrants. Migrants spoke about their experiences and daily lives, as well as their participation in integration with the local population and skills programs. In particular, they referred to the social support actions offered by the Municipality of Limassol, as coordinator and the Municipality of Agios Athanasios as a partner of the program “Limassol is a city, the whole world”.
The program is co-funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus.
It is especially valuable for the support of the smooth integration of migrants that the activities organized by the municipalities such as social intervention in the streets, lessons of Cypriot history and culture, the educational excursions and the courses of the Cypriot cuisine. Migrants expressed their appreciation to the local government because they have the opportunity to participate and get acquainted with the history and culture of Cyprus and the Cypriots themselves.
The program promotes the familiarization of migrants with Cyprus as a host country, the culture, customs, and traditions and generally aims at their active participation in social life.
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