On Monday, 28 December, the Charity Centre for Refugees organized a Christmas and New Year’s party with performance at the Puppet’ State Theatre “Licurici”. Almost 300 children with parents were warmly welcomed by the Director of CCR, Mr. Djavid Paknehad, the Deputy Director of the Bureau for Migration, Mrs. Ecaterina Silvestru and the Head of UNHCR Mr. Traian Turcanu. Thereafter some characters, including Santa Claus, Snow Maiden and a funny elf, took the stage and involved the attending children in various games.

The show continued with a puppet theatre performance which was very much enjoyed by the children and their families. Once it had ended, CCR, with the support of UNHCR, distributed Christmas gifts to the guests, and wished them all the best for next year.This event was important to implement in order to make the refugees and asylum-seekers feel welcomed in the local community, surrounded by a familiar atmosphere during this festive period of the year.

Panno Celeste – EVS volunteer from Italy at CCR
Federica Pulcini – EVS volunteer from Italy at CCR
Eleonore Andersson – EVS volunteer from Sweden at CCR