This time, CHwB brings the Heritage Ateliers to Shkoza, one of the zones with the most potential for coexistence among different cultures.
For the week of cultural diversity, CHwB organized a Heritage Atelier with children at the Shkoza Community Center (SCC), within the social housing complex on this section of the Tirana periphery. This activity was organized in cooperation with the “Tre Mariat” Foundation and SCC staff.
This time, we had the pleasure of welcoming to the atelier 22 Roma, non-Roma and special needs children, all betwen 4 and 6 years old. Together with the dedicated SCC staff, the children spent more than two hours getting to know the national costume known as “Xhubleta.” At first, they listened attentively to the explanations told by Luljeta Dano (“Tre Mariat” Foundation), one of the country’s best experts for “Xhubleta.”
Later, children and adults rolled up their sleeves and began drawing and coloring the booklets about “Xhubleta,” which are a part of the E Ka Kush E Ka collection, provided by CHwB.
Our impressions were that this was an enjoyable activity for the children, something that was also confirmed for us by the words of the SCC director: “The Heritage Atelier is a great benefit for the process of educating children and the community itself. We support and motivate children from an early age, in order to provide them with better opportunities and a better life. In this case, the children that live in Shkoza face disadvantages in terms of their socio-economic and cultural situation. Our center offers care and support services for children, youth and their families. In addition, the center functions as a bridge for the community by promoting a culture of coexistence among different groups (with different cultural viewpoints and backgrounds) that live in this zone.”