In the morning two of our volunteers went to Alexander’s Hotel, where they made handmade masks, flags and medals with the children, having fun and explaining to them what FARE was. They had a great time all together, celebrating The Festival Against Racism in Europe, transmitting a message full of love and care to all of them while they teach English to them. At the same time, in the Office, the rest of the volunteers were working on the photo-call, decorating it and preparing all the materials for the Stand we put in the Central Square of Serres on Thursday afternoon. We went there around 17:00h and stayed until 19:00h. In this time we interviewed people about racism, we asked them what it was for them, what were they doing against it… In that moment, we faced the language problem, with which we saw that not everyone could answer our questions because of the lack of it. We played with children and took pictures with local people who came and asked us about the meaning of FARE. Some refugees were there supporting us, too. And all together created an amazing and lovely atmosphere. At the end, we were interviewed for a local channel from Serres, which we explained the meaning of FARE and the following activities we were going to do during that week.
It was a great day that all of us enjoyed a lot.
Ananda Antón Linares