Youth Power Announces Small Grants Winners (18.05.2012)

Youth Power is proud to announce the 3 bicommunal projects awarded funding through the Youth Power Small Grants initiative. The winners consist of: "Cyprus Youth TO-GET-THERE”, a partnership between the Limassol cultural movement, Epilogi, and MAGEM, the Famagusta youth centre; Petros Irakleous, together with Peace Centre and EMAA, “Cypriot Youth’s Perceptions on Peace and Reconciliation: an expression through the art of graffiti”; and Angela Photiou with the project “Back For The Future” linking together documentary making and new media development.

 

18 May 2012, NICOSIA – Youth Power, the bicommunal network of Non Governmental Organizations has proudly announced the winners of the funding initiative, Youth Power Small Grants, today, Friday, 18 May, 2012, at the Home for Cooperation in the Ledra Palace Buffer Zone. "Cyprus Youth TO-GET-THERE”, “Cypriot Youth’s Perceptions on Peace and Reconciliation: an expression through the art of graffiti” and “Back For The Future” are the titles of the three projects which aim to bring together the youth from both sides of Cyprus in a creative common ground.

 

As Epilogi’s Project Manager, Nenad Bogdanovic, tells us: "Cyprus Youth TO-GET-THERE”, consists of a series of various cultural activities, including two festivals (Limassol 20 May and Famagusta 29 July), one painting camp and sessions of cooking and producing a food catalogue. It's important to note that we built our partnership with MAGEM through Youth Power, having had no previous contact in the past"

 

Cypriot Youth’s Perceptions on Peace and Reconciliation: an expression through the art of graffiti” aims to bring together Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot youth in order to be trained in the “rebellious” art of graffiti, (Nicosia, 2 - 23 June, 2012) a medium which they will then use to express their perceptions on reconciliation. 

 

“Back For The Future” aims to capture and preserve the voice and memories of the generation of Cypriots who remember living in a unified Cyprus through a video documentary and also disseminate these experiences through the new and social media.

 

Youth Power Project Manager, Sezis Thompson, states the following:

“We are very excited about all three projects. We are confident that all three will be successful in their mission of developing creative outlets for the youth of Cyprus, who wish to create a future of reconciliation and harmony.”

 

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