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    Learning, growing, and playing together

    Day 36

    Taking Flight

    Over the past few weeks in Greece with Communitere, we’ve seen just how powerful getting your hands dirty can be – especially when you dig in with people you might not normally have much in common with. From beekeeping to crafting with LED lights, sometimes doing something together is the greatest way to break boundaries, and form friendships.

    On our last with day this team – for now! – we’re at it again, teaching kids of all ages and backgrounds to make something beautiful, fanciful, and fun – kites!

    We got groups of refugee kids together with local kids for our kite-making workshop, with Communitere leading the way.

    They were shy at first, with heads down, concentrating on their work. But it took just a few minutes for the kids to loosen up and get to know each other. And once the kites were done, these friendships really took off!

    It didn’t matter then who was a refugee and who wasn’t – sometimes being a kid is just being a kid.

    The kite-making workshop was an amazing way to spread some joy and fun, to a group of young people who wouldn’t have otherwise met – or laughed – together.

    They’ll leave with warm memories, new friends, and a new skill – with the kite to prove it!

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