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Diversity week in Bucharest

Diversity Week, a project aimed at creating a favorable context for people with sensory disabilities, will take place between November 10 and 14 in Bucharest, a press release of the British Council remitted on Thursday to Agerpres  informs.

The event is organised by the British Council and the Light into Europe Foundation.

During the five days under the Diversity Week banner there will be organised activities dedicated both to persons with auditive and visual impairments, and to those interested and willing to learn more about the means of communication and of artistic expression of sensory impaired people.

The event will begin on Monday with a series of workshops for children with auditive and visual impairments, and a demonstration with guide dogs. As such, participants may choose between workshops focusing on spray painting, music mixing, fashion, sign language and guide dog training.

The celebrations are to continue during the week, and the public is invited to interact with the other participants during the various creative and educational workshops. As such, those present will learn together how to finger knit, make friendship bracelets, clay figures and other pieces of sensory art.

This year as well, the British Council will host over 100 pupils from various schools in Bucharest that will have an opportunity to meet and befriend through the planned activities children coming from special needs schools.

The event will conclude on Friday with a fashion show, a pantomime demonstration, a guide dog demonstration and a special film projection.

“We hope that the benefits that diversity brings to the day to day lives of all of us be known by as many people as possible and we will continue to confidently support initiatives encouraging diversity and equal opportunities”, said Nigel Townson, the director of the British Council in Romania.

 

 

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