Hope For Children and Christina A. Apostolou Charity Foundation collaborate to combat school bullying
09:20 - 12 May 2023
International humanitarian organisation, Hope For Children CRC Policy Center, and the Christina A. Apostolou Charity Foundation have joined forces to combat school bullying through a specially designed programme aimed at educating and creating awareness about diversity.
The programme, called ‘School Bullying and Acceptance of Diversity,’ will utilise cinema and film analysis techniques to teach students to read between the lines and distinguish between fake and real information while strengthening their critical thinking. Through this initiative, cinema will be used to educate and sensitise children in the most creative way possible, an announcement on the agreement noted.
The Athens Children's Film Festival in Greece has already implemented this comprehensive and targeted action for students aged 4-18 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Sports, and Youth.
Andria Neocleous, the Executive Director of Hope For Children CRC Policy Centre, expressed her gratitude to the Ministry of Education and Culture for their continuous support and cooperation in implementing educational programs in schools. She also stated that, “with the completion of the new programme, together with the Christina A. Apostolou Charity Foundation, which we thank for this collaboration, students will be able to better understand themselves and the world around them, which is crucial in addressing incidents of violence and bullying in schools".
Andreas Apostolou, on behalf of the Christina A. Apostolou Charity Foundation, expressed his pleasure for collaborating with Hope For Children CRC Policy Centre, particularly on the issue of school bullying and the promotion of diversity. He emphasised that cinema, as one of the most influential forms of storytelling, will play a crucial role in facilitating meaningful discussions in classrooms and homes.
For more information on the programmes and activities of the Hope For Children CRC Policy Centre, please visit their website at https://uncrcpc.org.cy/.