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Unaccompanied children participated in a Bulgarian folklore dances workshop​

During the weekend of 03-04.10, IOM Bulgaria organized a workshop for the unaccompanied children, accommodated in the Safety zones in RRC Sofia – Voenna Rampa and Ovcha Kupel. The youths were instructed in traditional Bulgarian dances by licensed teachers in the presence of a social worker from IOM. Other than practicing several types of Horo dances and the traditional Rachenitza, the children were shown videos of a professional ensemble dancing, which they praised highly. At the end of the workshop the roles were swapped and the youths showed us folklore dances from their own culture, like the traditional Afghan dance Attan.

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The event was organized as part of the project “Raising the awareness of the Bulgarian society and migrant communities in Bulgaria,” funded by the National Program of Bulgaria under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund 2014–2020.