Maltese and Ukrainian children share morning of activity at Tedesco Stadium
Fun, smiles, and laughter reverberated around the Victor Tedesco Stadium in Ħamrun on Saturday morning as close to a hundred local and Ukrainian children shared together a morning of activity and sport hosted by CSR Malta Association and Ħamrun Ħanin in collaboration with the Ħamrun Spartans FC Daikin School of Excellence and Ukrainian Refugees in Malta – a charitable organisation.
Skin colour, nationality or language were no barriers as the children exchanged moments of comradery as they tried out various events, ranging from dart football to archery, from large-sized jenga to tug-of-war.
Parents were also called in to join the fun, much to the amusement of the young ones.
The event, themed Building Friendships for a Better Future, truly demonstrated that children are formidable ambassadors for integration, seamlessly joining together in the various events, with local children providing a hearty welcome to the Ukrainian children forced recently to flee their homes to escape from the brutality of war.
Reflecting the objectives of both CSR Malta Association and Ħamrun Ħanin, an educational and healthy twist to the event was also ensured, with the provision of books and fresh fruit to all children taking part.
Donations to support the Ukrainian refugee community in Malta can be sent through https://gogetfunding.com/ukrainian-refugees-in-malta/