Youth Power Party! – celebrating a new chapter for youth activism

youthpowerlogoWhere will you be on Monday evening, 30 January? Well CCMC will be at the Youth Power Party from 6pm, at the Home for Cooperation, in Nicosia’s buffer zone. There will be snacks and drinks, string music (guitar and violin) as well as a treasure hunt for a great prize. The party is open to everyone and entrance is free. Youth Power is a network of 12 diverse, Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot organisations that promote or affiliate with youth activism. Its mission is to inspire, energise and strengthen the youth’s efforts to shape a peaceful and sustainable future, for a multicultural Cyprus. The Youth Power Party aims to present its new, dynamic identity, its Small Grants Initiative to help organisations as well as independent groups gain financial support for their own peace-building initiatives – and celebrate this new chapter of their work, together with friends and supporters, new and old. Youth Power was born out of the, UNDP-ACT supported, Youth Activism Project, which motivated youths towards peace-building from 2009 to 2011. “Our efforts to build a peaceful, sustainable, multicultural Cyprus, comprised of aware, empowered and active citizens have been unrelenting,” said project manager Sezis Thompson. “We are now celebrating a new and exciting chapter in the history of Cypriot youth activism!” Associate Project Manager, Katerina Antoniou, said: “Events such as the Youth Power Party aim to provide a fertile common environment for everyone interested in peace activism. Especially the passionate youths, we know are out there, craving to dedicate their time and energy to construct a better future for Cyprus. Our goal is to keep providing them with the support they need, in order to give them the best possible chance to bring their dream of peace to life.” More information: www.multiculturalcyprus.org (old site; www.youthpowercyprus.org to be launched on 30 January, 2012). Download the full invitation here.

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