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Prix Jeunesse’s best in children’s TV coming to Cyprus! 12-13 December 2011

The best of children’s television, honoured by the internationally-recognised Prix Jeunesse International competition, will feature in two days of screenings and seminars organised by the Goethe-Institut Cyprus, in partnership with the Association for Historical Dialogue and Research and the Cyprus Community Media Centre. The two-day event will take place on December 12th and 13th at the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia’s buffer zone starting from 9am. This is the first time a Prix Jeunesse International screening is being held in Cyprus, aimed at encouraging dialogue, a deeper understanding of quality in children’s media, and professional cooperation in the field of children’s media between the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities. “Children in Europe spend an average of 150 minutes a day in front of the television, but are they watching programmes that are educational, stimulating, and age-appropriate?” said Björn Luley, director of the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia. “We want to showcase how children’s television can develop intercultural understanding in Cyprus and across the world.” Entries have been received from all over the world but there hasn’t been an entry from Cyprus yet. This event will hopefully encourage Cypriot media practitioners to enter the competition. The organisers are calling on children’s television producers, educators, journalists, researchers and media students from across the divide to attend the seminars and screenings. The films screened in Nicosia will be the winners of the most recent biennial Prix Jeunesse International film festival held last year in Munich under the theme ‘Different and Same – Celebrating Diversity.’ The programme for the seminar for adult experts on Monday, 12 December 2011 will be subdivided into different age categories: 12-15 year olds, 7-11 year olds and up to six years old. On Tuesday 13 December 2011 there will be screenings for schoolchildren aged 8-10 years old from 9-11am and screenings for parents and their children aged 6-12 years old from 5-7pm. For more information about Prix Jeunesse International, please visit: http://www.prixjeunesse.de.

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7th Children & Youth Film Festival 20-26 Feb 2011

CCMC member the International Children’s Film Festival of Cyprus (ICFFCY) presents the 7th edition of its Children & Youth Film Festival which this year will take place from the 20-26 February. ICFFCY is a non-profit association that has been focusing on cinema and its role in the lives of children and young people. The Festival combines films and education in a program for children, teachers and parents.  It aims to provide the audience with the opportunity to view and discuss a wide variety of films.  The selection of films is made based on their educational merit and each year international recent releases are brought to Cyprus. The Festival is divided into 4 different parts: Morning Screenings, Morning Workshops, Marathon Evening and Bicommunal Day. Visit their website at www.icffcy.org to find more information about each event, as well as a complete list of films that will be screened and their synopsis. You will also be able to download participation forms for the morning screenings and workshops, as well as teacher packs.

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ADHD Cyprus organising Kids’ Clubs during October and May

CCMC member ADHD Cyprus, which provides support for children and families living with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, is organising a series of Kids’ Clubs, giving children the opportunity to have fun while learning. The Clubs will take place once a month on Saturdays between 15:00 and 17:00 during winter and 16:00 to 18:00 during spring and summer. The first Club will be held Saturday 30 October at the ADHD Cyprus walk-in centre [9 Stavraetou Street, Strovolos, Nicosia] and will have a musical theme.

Music educator and volunteer Evangelia Englezaki, along with John Kokkosis, special educator, will be teaching music and entertain the children with musical activities. Interested parents are asked to call (+357-22446592) and confirm their participation – and children are asked to bring their school flutes with them. This month’s event is free!

For more information, please download the ADHD flyer.

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KISA: collecting used clothes, shoes for reuse and recycling


Bags made from recycled packaging

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CCMC member KISA (Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism) is collecting used textiles for purposes of providing them to people who need them, for fundraising and promotion of recycling. They are collecting clothing, paired shoes, household textiles such as curtains and linen, handbags and belts. Unfortunately they cannot accept any dirty or wet clothing, carpets, mats, off cuts of material, single shoes.

The items will be processed in collaboration with Anakyklos Perivallontiki, a non-for-profit environmentalist organisation and either provided to people in need, used in bazaars with proceeds going to KISA, or sent to countries facing emergency situations. The items that cannot be reused as second hand clothes will be recycled in order to produce wiping cloths, fibres for new clothing, insulation material and other products. Only a small part, around 2%, will end up in landfill. By offering your items you can help contribute to diminishing garbage that otherwise would end up in landfill, thus economising on resources and manpower as well supporting KISA’s activities and support services to migrants, refugees and their children.

To find out more, and to visit KISA to drop off your items, please contact: KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism Tel : 00357 22 878181  or email email: kisa@cytanet.com.cy 

Η ΚΙΣΑ μαζεύει χρησιμοποιημένα ρούχα παπούτσια και άλλα υλικά

Η ΚΙΣΑ έχει αρχίσει τη συστηματική συλλογή χρησιμοποιημένου ρουχισμού με στόχο την διάθεσή τους σε άτομα που τον χρειάζονται, την οικονομική ενίσχυση της Οργάνωσης και την προώθηση της ανακύκλωσης. Μαζεύουμε: · Ρούχα και ζευγαρωμένα παπούτσια, ανδρικά, γυναικεία και παιδικά · Λευκά είδη, όπως κουρτίνες και σεντόνια · Τσάντες · Ζώνες Δεν μαζεύουμε: · Λερωμένα ή βρεγμένα ρούχα · Χαλιά · Αποκόμματα υφασμάτων · Αζευγάρωτα παπούτσια

Τα υλικά αυτά θα τυγχάνουν της πιο κάτω διαχείρισης, σε συνεργασία με τον «Ανάκυκλο Περιβαλλοντική», μη κερδοσκοπικό περιβαλλοντικό οργανισμό: Θα γίνεται συλλογή στα γραφεία της ΚΙΣΑ, Θα μαζεύονται τακτικά από προσωπικό του Ανάκυκλου, θα ζυγίζονται και θα καταβάλλεται ένα ποσό στην ΚΙΣΑ (ανά κιλό) και ανάλογα με την ποιότητα του υλικού, ο ρουχισμός θα είναι διαθέσιμος για αποστολή σε χώρες όπου υπάρχει επείγουσα ανάγκη, όπως φυσική καταστροφή, πόλεμος κ.ο.κ. Προσφέροντας τα χρησιμοποιημένα ρούχα και παπούτσια σας, συμβάλλετε στη μείωση του όγκου των σκουπιδιών που καταλήγουν στις χωματερές, εξοικονομώντας πόρους και ανθρωποώρες,  στη δημιουργία ενός καθαρότερου, υγιεινού περιβάλλοντος και στην οικονομική ενίσχυση των δράσεων της ΚΙΣΑ, που περιλαμβάνουν τη δωρεάν προσφορά υπηρεσιών στήριξης σε μετανάστες, πρόσφυγες κ.λπ., προγράμματα για παιδιά κ.ά.

KISA – Action for Equality, Support, Antiracism
Tel : 00357 22 878181  email: kisa@cytanet.com.cy

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