9 January 2019
Migrant women made citizens of Vranje happy by bringing them gifts
Today, migrant women accommodated in the Reception Centre in Vranje, made beneficiaries of Vranje’s Centre for Development of Local Social Protection Services and children with developmental disabilities accommodated in the day-care in this city happy by bringing them New Year gifts.
Among other things, migrant women from Afghanistan and Iran brought knit caps and scarves that they made in the creative workshops they attended in the previous two months for the beneficiaries of the Centre and children with developmental disabilities.
Marija and Sonja Haydari from Afghanistan pointed out that the gifts are modest, but that they hope they will bring smiles to faces of people who got them.
“All this time we’ve been in Serbia people have done a lot for us, and this time we have the chance to do something for them”, said Marija Hajdari.
She said that migrants have had the chance to get to know the beneficiaries of the Centre in the months behind and that they respect and appreciate them very much.
Ms Haydari thanked the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for organizing creative workshops in the Reception Centre in Vranje.
Field coordinator of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for the south of Serbia, Milica Andjelkovic Jovanovic, said that socializing and exchanging experiences is the goal of today’s visit of migrants to the Centre for Development of Local Social Protection Services.
“We are not here only to bring New Year gifts. We are here to socialize and make each other’s holidays nicer”, said Ms Andjelkovic Jovanovic.
Today’s socializing of migrants with beneficiaries of the Centre for Development of Local Social Protection Services was organized within the EU Support to Municipalities and Cities Hosting Migrants.