Athienou is hosting a programme teaching traditional dances and a Greek language course to third country nationals as part of an integration project.
“It’s important to offer a kind welcome to third-country nationals that are living and working here,” an official at the municipality told the Cyprus Mail on Thursday.
She explained that Athienou is part of a wider effort by the Larnaca municipality to engage third-country nationals and to help integrate them into local society.
“The Open Society Programme will help the large community which is working in Athienou, mainly in the industrial area,” she said.
There will be at least 20 lessons of 90 minutes each and will be offered free of charge to all ages, the municipality said.
“It turns a new page in our multicultural identity, the programme of integrating third-country nationals into our society,” said mayor of Larnaca Andreas Vyras. “We promote understanding and empathy to refugees and immigrants who contribute to our social and economic development.”
Athienou municipality has asked people to sign-up or express their interest by contacting their office at 24811370 or 24524004.