On January 25th 2018, IOM organized a photo exhibition opening ceremony at the EU Information and Cultural Centre in Prishtina, as a result of a photography workshop held on 16th and 17th December 2017, implemented by IOM in collaboration with Columbus Institute. Through this photography workshop, 32 children (age from 9 to 14) and 4 teachers from 4 different primary schools in Gracanica and Novo Brdo municipalities, both from Albanian and Serbian communities, have learned basics of photography, through fun and play, creative lessons and through visits to cultural heritage sites, respectively an ancient Archaeological Park “Ulpiana” in Gracanica and the old Fortress in Novo Brdo. This was an opportunity for children, besides development and improvement of their capacities, to interact and learn more about each other’s culture, providing contribution towards reconciliation among ethnicities in Kosovo.
27 photos were exhibited at the EUICC in Prishtina, out of which, the best 4 photos are printed as greeting cards and shared with visitors and respective stakeholders, as well as flyers, posters and other promotion material.
The Opening Ceremony was attended by pupils, parents, schools representatives, British Embassy in Pristina, media representatives and others, and allowed for the donation of equipment to the respective schools. Cameras purchased and used through workshop were officially donated to school representatives by British Embassy’s representative Mrs. Chablise Stoner.