Thursday, 10 February 2011

Jumpstart Youth Peace Campaign bus tour

On 4-6 February 2011 as part of the Jumpstart Youth Peace Campaign bus tour, which is funded by the EU, 25 participants from across the island traveled to Kritou Terra and Akamas. Throughout the weekend participants attended workshops to understand what is meant by a sustainable environment and to learn about the ecosystem and geology of the Akamas peninsula.

Participants hiked through the Avakas Gorge, visited Toxeftra beach, sea caves, and ate lunch in the Latchi harbor. The weekend concluded with a drive through the Limnitis checkpoint. New friendships were formed and participants exchanged e-mails and facebook accounts to stay in touch.

Jumpstart aims to increase confidence building between Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot youth, and create new opportunities for youth to jointly engage. This upcoming weekend Jumpstart will offer workshops on intercultural learning in Limassol. During the weekend participants will explore different interpretations of culture through site visits, media trainings and a fun creative art workshop.

For more information please contact Nicolina Markidou,, or Adira Zwelling,

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