A Continuous, Multicultural, Social & Artistic Initiative with two phases
First, an original communication booklet
A children's fairytale without words – only with pictures.
Primary and high school students will offer the booklet to children who live in the refugee hospitality campuses
Then, a puppet show workshop with all the students, natives and refugees, working together
And at last a puppet show made by and for the students
About the Initiative
The initiative has two phases:
The first one is for schools that have afternoon educational programs for refugees
The school students of the host countries will develop an interpersonal relationship with the children refugees, through the “reading” of the booklet.
By the end of the day, the children refugees will have a friend - the fairytale - which will help them to sleep without the nightmares of the war.
and the agonizing refugee travel.
By the end of the day, the students - through their contact with the children refugees - will have learned at first hand the disasters and the suffering caused by the wars.
Children ought to live without nightmares.
The second one is for schools that have programs that include both Greek and refugee students.
Professional troupes of puppeteers will perfom at primary schools.
Then, the students will participate at workshops on puppet making.
Finally, the last part of the initiative concludes with the presentation of the puppet shows that the students both Greek and refugee created together.
About the Booklet
The pictures in the booklet will "recount“ a story about a world of peace
of innocence, of joyful games, of journeys ... Journeys of leisure, and not of pressure.
Α world where children have water, food, and toys.
The booklet will be an intercultural, artistic oeuvre which can overcome any kind of discriminations based on race or language.
The drawings of the booklet will be designed by artists from all around the world.
The first booklet was designed by Aleksandros Psyxhoulis
About the Puppet Theatre
Professional troupes of puppeteers will perform for students and the town that participate at the initiative.
Stathis Markopoulos and his team AYUSAYA will teach the students on how to make their own puppets and sets .
The students,both refugee and Greek, will cooperate together and try to create their own script for a puppet theatre show that will be presented in front of an audience.
The aim of the coolaboration is to bring the students together and share values such as respect for one another, apart from cultural differencies.
The implementation of the initiative “Children Without Nightmares” has the following goals:
The emotional relief of the children refugees
The love and the solidarity
The chance that children, when they grow up, will safeguard peace in their own homeland and all over the word.
Duration of the initiative 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019
Με την ευγενική υποστήριξη
ΙΔΡΥΜΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΟΥ Φ. ΚΩΣΤΟΠΟΥΛΟΥ
With the kind support of
THE J.F. COSTOPOULOS FOUNDATION
Under the Auspices of
With the cooporation
Παιδιά χωρίς εφιάλτες… Πρωτοβουλία που αναλαμβάνει να βοηθήσει τα παιδιά του πολέμου να ονειρευτούν ξανά / Children without nightmares…
The initiative that helps the children of the war dream again
Ο εικαστικός Αλέξανδρος Ψυχούλης ζωγραφίζει για τα παιδιά χωρίς εφιάλτες / The artist Alexander Psichoulis paints for Children Without Nightmares
Ένα διαφορετικό παραμύθι "Παιδιά χωρίς εφιάλτες" / “Children Without Nightmares”, a different kind of fairytale
Παιδια χωρίς εφιάλτες: Για να ονειρευτούν ξανα.. Children Without Nightmare: So they can dream again
Ένα παραμύθι για τα προσφυγόπουλα / A fairytale for the children of the refugees
Nancy Kokolaki is invited to speak at the TEDx University of Macedonia about BADCROWD's intercultural, social and artistic initiative CHILDREN WITHOUT NIGHTMARES, for children that live in hospitality centers for refugees and at the same time for children of the welcoming-countries, are in progress.