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Bicommunal children’s choir performs for diplomat

ambassador anke schlimm with choir
German ambassador Anke Schlimm with the children

A bicommunal children’s choir on Thursday entertained the German ambassador Anke Schlimm with a medley of songs at concert in the framework of the ‘Imagine’ project.

‘Imagine’ is supported by the German government and includes the choir as well as a multitude of peace education activities, bringing together Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot students and teachers. The project aims to promote trust and tolerance between the two communities.

“Germany firmly believes that the promotion of contact and dialogue between students and teachers from the two communities is of great importance in order to advance mutual understanding, tolerance and respect. Today’s delightful event has once again shown how cultural activities can build important bridges towards peacebuilding,” the German embassy said in a statement.

Germany has supported the educational programme ‘Imagine’, implemented by the Association of Historical Dialogue and Research (AHDR) and the Home for Cooperation, under the auspices of the bi-communal technical committee on education and with the support of the United Nations peacekeeping Force in Cyprus since 2017.

More than 6,000 students and 700 teachers have participated in joint activities since the project began.

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