2008 Has been declared by the European Comission the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue.
Scoala "Vasile Alecsandri" from Baia Mare, Romania, is a multicultural school, as the children attending our school come from the Romanian, Rroma and Hungarian ethnic groups.
We are proud that our pupils have demonstrated again that they can live and learn together and that they want to share their ideas and their cultural values with their peers from Romania and other countries.
This has been shown through the organization of the 2nd edition of our international intercultural art exhibitions.
The fist one we organized this year was to celebrate the International Rroma people's Day on the 8th of April.
It was a moment when the children attending our school gathered to celebrate together.
We opened the International art exhibition "At school and in life, always together".
We had many guests: Mr. Cristian Anghel, the Mayor of our city, a very busy man, found the time to honour us with his presence and join us in our celebration. There were representatives from the Maramures county School Inspectorate, Mr. Dragomir Ignat, form other Institutions, from our project partners from the Association Caritas, from other NGOs, the local Police, from the Rroma political party, parents, and representatives of the mass media.
Our guests also enjoyed the short dance show that the "Rroma starlets" dance group from our school put on show for the occasion. and, of course, everyone enjoyed watching the beautiful art exhibits on display in our exhibition.
Children from different parts of Romania sent their art works to our exhibition, as well as children from Sweden and India.
On this occasion we have started a collaboration with the India Inter-Continental Cultural Association (Regd.)Chandigarh (India). We hope that in future we can establish a good collaboration with this association and with schools from Chandigarh, India.
After the official opening of the celebration in our school, the "Rroma starlets" dance group participated in a festival organized by the local organization of the Rroma political party, held in the center of the city.
You can see some photos in the photo albums attached.