Summer with Theatre (Integration of Refugee Children in Kalisz)
Climate for Peace Programme
Description: Kalisz is a city in west-central Poland and one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Poland. Alike other Polish citites, Kalisz now hosts many refugees from Ukraine, primarily women and children.
This year MULTI.ART association from Kalisz in cooperation with the Bogusławski Theater will organize summer theatre workshops for a mixed group of local Polish children and Ukrainian children who moved to Kalisz fleeing the war in Ukraine. Children are 9-13 years old and live in the same neighbourhood now. The aim will be to reflect on the idea of change, tame the new reality, form new bonds and integrate.
Children will participate in creative acitivities run by professional artists and cultural workers in a community house run by MULTI.ART in their neighbourhood.
Type of Work: Children will take part in impro and drama workshops, art workshops, space design and guerrilla gardening workshops. During 2 weeks of workshops they will create and prepare a final art event (a theater performance or other) which will be presented on 23th of July for the open public.
The tasks of the volunteers will be:
- to support educators in organizing workshops for Polish and Ukrainian children;
- to assist in creating and installation of scenography and decorations for the final performance;
- technical and logistical support of the workshops.
We invite volunteers who are interested in working with children and with refugees; who have also interest in arts, theatre and ecology.
Study Theme: Theatre and art education. Refugees in Poland and worldwide. Ecology.
The workcamp is part of a project Together for Climate and Peace. As part of the project 6 hours of workshops on the topic of climate justice will be organized by local volunteers from SCI Poland for the participants of the workcamp.
Accommodation: In double rooms in a university student house in Kalisz.
Requirements: All accepted volunteers are required to submit a criminal record check BEFORE the arrival. Vegan food is available.
Approximate Location: Kalisz
Notes: We ask all participants to check with their health insurance provider how to proceed in case of illness or accident. Please remember that the insurance from SCI is not valid during your trip to and from the workcamp and is valid only during the camp period! Volunteers from EU must bring their European Health Insurance Card.