Integration through history and national traditions – visit to the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History

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On Wednesday, the 29thMarch, the Charity Centre for Refugees, supported by an EVS volunteer, participated at the organization of a visit to the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History in Chisinau.

The visit, initiated by the Bureau of Migration and Asylum and the Ministry of Culture, attracted 22 refugees, children and adults, from countries such Syria, Ukraine, Yemen, Afghanistan, Libya, Armenia, Jordanian, Uzbekistan, Iran, Iraq, Liberia and Tanzania eager to learn more about the (natural) history of Moldova.In a relaxed atmosphere, the group slowly wandered its way along the impressive collection of the city’s oldest museum. Under guidance they learned more about, among others, the flora and fauna with inhabits Moldova or did so in earlier history.

They also admired an extensive ethnographic collection, and had the opportunity to learn a bit more about Moldovan people, their history and the origin of their customs and traditions.The event was aimed to familiarize the refugees with the national culture and history, and to facilitate the integration process.

Dieter Eggen – EVS volunteer from the Netherlands
Maria Pîslaraş – CCR Project Assistant