Every month Ons Heemecht organises visits to the theatre, the museum, to the library and jam sessions in refugee homes. You name it and think it may be fun, and they organise it. The point of the exercise is quite simply to bring people together in a relaxing atmosphere.
Mir wëllen iech “ons Heemecht” weisen is a grassroots NGO that was founded in 2015 when a large number of refugees suddenly arrived in Luxembourg. Initially a volunteer-led initiative, a program of intercultural activities quickly emerged to support refugees’ cultural integration and to create opportunities to meet locals. The experience has shown that cultural workshops and artistic expression are excellent vehicles to facilitate verbal and non-verbal communication amongst different communities.
Since the beginning they have collaborated with artists, musicians, designers and other cultural actors.
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