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Caritas organizes a series of activities for refugees in Presevo and Bujanovac

The Caritas team in Presevo ​​and Bujanovac organizes English language lessons for adult refugees in order to work on improving their communication skills, practicing pronunciation and learning new words. At these classes, various topics are addressed from everyday life, in order for students to acquire the most useful knowledge that can help them to express themselves in everyday communication.

During these classes video materials are often used, because experience has shown that in this way students are more and more likely to master new subjects, and at the same time their lessons are more interesting.

At least once a month, tests of acquired knowledge are organized, which are in the form of quizzes. The knowledge of all course attendants is visibly advanced, and as the participants themselves say, these classes mean a lot to them because most of them did not know how to speak English, but now they communicate better and can deal with everyday situations using English.

Unlike the Presevo ​​Center, in Bujanovac, students of the language course are at a higher level of knowledge, which is why the classes are adapted to them, so more demanding texts are read in this center, poetry is analyzed, synonyms, phrases and expressions are practiced.

In addition to these activities in both centers in the premises of Caritas work, refugees and migrants have the opportunity to work on a sewing machine and to fix their own clothes and clothes of other migrants themselves, as well as to sip new garments from materials they receive from Caritas.

Caritas also organizes recreational activities, where they can express their creativity, and along with all this have fun.

In carrying out these activities, Caritas also receives assistance from the refugees themselves, which is why, on the eve of the World Refugee Day on June 20, two volunteers were awarded with volunteering certificates as a recognition and gratitude for the great efforts and assistance in the activities organized in the Reception center Bujanovac, especially related to the drawing school and the sewing workshop.

Occupation and animation activities for adults in reception centers Presevo ​​and Bujanovac are carried out within the framework of a project financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Caritas of Germany.


Creative activities for children in Bujanovac Reception Center

One of the Caritas activities visited by a large number of children housed in Bujanovac Reception Center is the “Artistic corner”. Within this workshop, children have the opportunity to develop their creative spirit by making various figures and decorations of plastic, cardboard and color paper.

In addition to this workshop three times a week, Caritas organizes drawing lessons, on which children learn how to make more complex drawings with basic shapes. These classes are very popular among children, who often come with their parents, so the workshop turns into a true family fun.

Part of the creative activities is the learning of English, where through play and entertainment children learn basic concepts and words, which can be related to the topic of the creative workshop. Our experience has shown that children very quickly manage to master English in this way because they see it as a game, not as an obligation.

The arrival of the spring and the beautiful weather made all the camp residents spend more time outdoors, so that part of Caritas’ activities are carried out in the open, through various sports-recreational games.

Animation animation activities in Bujanovac are conducted within the framework of a project financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany and Caritas Germany.

Support to refugee children who attend school in Presevo

For the duration of the school year, the Caritas team of psycho-social support, who is active at the Presevo ​​refugee center, focused part of their activities on the refugee children who attended the regular school. Caritas was one of the organizations that participated in accompanying children to school, as well as providing support and assistance to them, as well as teachers in the learning process. The task of the members of the Caritas team was to establish a link between teachers and school leaders in order to pay more attention to each child. In addition, the members of the Caritas team assisted children every day in writing homework and learning, as well as preparing for school events in which these children participated.

Education support was not the only Caritas activity for children in Presevo. During the week, members of the psycho-social support team organized art workshops, where children had the opportunity to present imaginative drawings on a free or custom subject, which was often in line with the change of seasons, significant holidays, cartoons watched or the lessons that they dealt with. The idea was to strenghten creativity in children within this artistic corner, so often plastic, cardboard, colored paper made very interesting figures, that decorate Caritas’ work space.

With the advent of spring a part of Caritas’s activities with children is organized in the open, where, using the facilities of the playground in the camp, various games and sports activities are designed.

Caritas’ activities for children at the Preševo ​​Refugee center are being implemented as part of a project funded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany and Caritas Germany.

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Recognition of Caritas Serbia work on disaster risk reduction

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English language classes for refugees in Bujanovac

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Caritas psycho-social support team from Bujanovac Reception Center organises lessons of English language for refugees and migrants, every day, from Monday to Friday. The participants are divided into three groups, in relation to their previous knowledge. They attend classes regularly, with the goal to master the language better. The members…

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