Summary of our workArchbishop Makarios III Lyceum(Dasoupolis)
Meeting in Bubapest We proposed humanitarian aid to a village in Zimbabwe with the slogan: Break the circle of poverty . Our presentation included videos, speeches and a full proposal. In Budapest, the proposal of Portugal for humanitarian aid to Njambasana in Angola was chosen.
Fundraising activities Through Comenius- EUSOLA and the general project of humanitarian aid to Njambasana, we took several action to help raise money to give in January to Portugal. These actions were organized by students involved in Comenius- EUSOLA and the teachers.
Fundraising activities Christmas Love Bazaars In order to raise awareness and money we organized Christmas Love Bazaars. These bazaars were held at school, from the 19th-21st of December during the breaks. Students had the chance to buy home made snacks such as biscuits, pan cakes, cup cakes and other various products. Also, there were drinks, for instance freshly made juice and coffee, cold drinks and tea. Moreover, in disposal were aromatic and decorative plants and small hand- crafted projects for Christmas. Last but not least, there were hand-made jewelry that students and teachers had the chance to buy
Fundraising activities School football matches Every year the students of our school organise a futsal championship so we took the opportunity to inform the students at the matches for the programme and its purpose. Moreover we sold drinks such as water and food such as chocolates and popcorns. The income of them was given for the programme and the students were willing to help.
Fundraising activities Calendars Within the Arts classes, there were some paintings and projects made about Comenius and because of that our school decided to provide a calendar that the paintings would be included. All the money was given to us for the EUSOLA project.
How we informed Cyprus about our goals,action and generally the project Before we travel to Portugal for our meeting, we informed about the programme, our action and the general idea of Comenius and EUSOLA. We have already informed: The community and our mayor through meetings and an article in multiple newspapers. Our teachers were informed through weekly meetings. In our school website, we uploaded several articles and information. We informed our classmates and other students through speeches in the Language Arts classes. After the speeches, we have contacted interviews and gathered some results (100 students were asked). In the Christmas Love Bazaar and in the School Football Matches flyers were given to students and guests. At school, we made a board on which there is information about Comenius- EUSOLA and students, teachers and guests can easily be informed. We organised a meeting with members of the volunteer organisation Red Cross Cyprus and we had the opportunity to discuss with them about the humanitarian aid. After that we informed them about our actions in the programme Comenius.
Interview after the speeches in theLanguage Arts classesq After we had given some speeches to our school s students to inform them about the project, we contacted an interview. We asked 100 students about Angola and Njambasana to see if our speeches were productive.q Some of the questions were: Before the presentations, did you know where Angola and Njambasana were? Did you have any idea that in Angola many children do not go to school?q Results: Most of the students did not know where Njambasana was. They have never heard of it. They did not know that they could help through a European programme. They were all willing to help and to try to inform other students as well.
What we gained from the programmeand the projectqBy participating to Comenius and the EUSOLA project, we gained many skills and experience.Some of those are: Computer skills Public speaking Cooperation with other students from European countries We have learned how to work and cope with the pressure of school and the project. We have made a lot of practice by speaking English