«Δεν υπάρχει αμφιβολία ότι η μουσική συνδέει ανθρώπους και κοινωνίες. Εκτιμώ τις ομοιότητες και τις διαφορές και στις δύο κοινωνίες και πάντα πίστευα ότι μπορούμε να αναπτύξουμε περαιτέρω την κοινή μας κουλτούρα κάνοντας μουσική μαζί. Αυτό το πρόγραμμα ήταν ο τέλειος τρόπος για να το κάνουμε».
«Από την ημέρα που γνωριστήκαμε, ήξερα ότι βρήκα μια φιλία που δεν είχα με καμιά άλλη φίλη μου μέχρι τώρα. Στη συνέχεια, βρεθήκαμε στο πρόγραμμα «Time is Ripe» και το «United by Sound» μαζί. Η διαδικασία ηχογράφησης και βιντεογράφησης ήταν εξαιρετικά ευχάριστη. Αν και ηχογραφούσε ο καθένας και η καθεμιά χωριστά, ένιωθα μέρος μιας ομάδας. Η ενέργεια των ανθρώπων που δουλεύουν για αυτόν τον σκοπό είναι απίστευτη. Το τραγούδι τάσσεται πραγματικά υπέρ της αγάπης και φιλίας μεταξύ Κυπρίων, χωρίς καμία προκατάληψη. Ελπίζω για καλύτερα μέρες."
experience at the Home for Cooperation has not only been a work experience; it
has been a process of discovering the hope for peace that the societies of
Cyprus grow together. I have observed how the people from different backgrounds
and believes can work unitedly in harmony for the same purpose; for peace. Now, the Home for Cooperation is a home for me where I feel that “I am not the
Suzan Kisaoglu INTERN | CYPRUS | 2020
"I really enjoy the supportive, community environment created by the Home for Cooperation team. While interning for the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival, it is truly inspiring to read about all
the participating artists and how they have thrived working on their
performances/installations, despite the pandemic. As I am a recent Drama
graduate, it is especially important for me to expand my performative knowledge and creativity by learning about the wide range of innovative festival ideas concocted by each artist!"
Mary SpyrouINTERN | CYPRUS | 2020
"I collaborated with
Home for Cooperation as an intern under strange circumstances, due to Covid-19.
Even though the conditions were difficult, they confronted the pandemic with
professionalism and did not interrupt their services and effort to unite
people. I was touched by the friendly and cosy atmosphere which reigned among
the staff. Home for Cooperation is located in the heart of Nicosia old town,
and therefore represents the core of hope for a better future."
Antonis KaravalisINTERN | CYPRUS | 2020
"I am grateful for all the beautiful persons I
have met at the Home for Cooperation in these few months and happy to have been
part of it, even for a brief period of time. An inspiring environment where
people are engaged in doing things that matter. Cyprus, it seems, is still
breathing after all."
Stavros KouroufexisINTERN | CYPRUS | 2020
"During my internship experience, I had the opportunity to learn more about our island's problem and how we can act upon solving it. I got to meet lots of interesting people and created meaningful relationships that will last longer than this 3-month period."
Constantinos PatsalidesINTERN | CYPRUS | 2020
"My internship at the Home for Cooperation it was a great experience! The main point for me, it was that there are factors in “cypriot problem” whose voice can not be listened. And if we could listen to these (common) people we could co-exist peacefully, even after all these years without walls."
Constantinos TsioumelasINTERN | GREECE | 2019
at the H4C was eye-opening and educational. I was a front-desk intern, I
learned how to represent an organization in the best way possible through the
position I worked in. This position taught me how to communicate with people,
employers, and visitors, in a professional way. Also, it was wonderful to work
in a place that promotes peace, understanding, and tolerance in Cyprus. The
Home for Cooperation is an example of peace and tolerance which helps you to
understand that the solution to any conflict in this world, whether it is
political or personal, is peace, tolerance, and acceptance. In my point of
view, the Home for Cooperation should be an example for each and every country
that faces conflict with another."
Reema Aburamadan INTERN | PALESTINE | 2019
"When you think
of a buffer zone, what comes to mind? Hostility, division, a wariness of ‘the other’? At the Home for Cooperation in Nicosia, Cyprus
the complete opposite is found. A real home where people feel secure and free. Having researched the Cyprus dispute during my studies, it was an honour to be part of this peace initiative which works at a grassroots level. One of the
many memories I shall cherish was the salsa dancing evening. Twirling under the
stars in the buffer zone brought members from across the divide, creating
meaningful memories allowing people to express themselves, reunite and
reconcile. The ambiance at the home is warm, welcoming and professional as it makes the first steps towards lasting peace."
Lily Zandstra INTERN | The Netherlands | 2019
"The Buffer Zone growing up was an unapproachable
space, you couldn't grasp what it really was. You could not enter it was a
prohibited zone. Working for a few months within that space changes your idea
of its possibilities. The Home for Cooperation is the reason, the people who
work there reinvent this divide daily into a space of contact and creativity.
It was very exciting being part of that team for a while and working
specifically for the Buffer Fringe Performing Arts Festival, I feel that I
gained valuable life experience and knowledge and I am very grateful for the opportunity and the people I met."
Anna Damaskinou INTERN | CYPRUS | 2019
"It’s been an
interesting insight working with home for cooperation and EDIC. Home as the
name goes is truly a replica of what it’s called. Great people all round, a
favorable working and leaning abode. When one’s dedication and efforts are
recognized by all and inspired to do more, it is truly a home. When you
envision the life you want and the people in and around it makes it easier for
you through its process. All projects worked on have indeed been educative and
captivating. This has been an experience and a time worth it. I am grateful to
Ruth Amanwa Bekoe INTERN | Chana | 2019
"Working as a trainee at the H4C was an amazing
experience. The Home actually feels like a real home - in the middle of the
Buffer Zone. The atmoshpere is so friendly that it becomes really easy to genuinely
feel part of the H4C family. The team members are awsome, inspiring and
dedicated people. As a trainee, my missions were so diverse and interesting
that I was able to develop new skills I didn't imagine I would learn before
coming. It was also good to be able to participate in current projects, suggest
new ideas, be useful to the team and the Home's great cause."
Thomas GriffetINTERN | Belgium | 2018-2019
Εάν θέλετε να ενημερώνεστε για τις εκδηλώσεις, τα προγράμματα και τις δράσεις μας, εγγραφείτε στη λίστα αλληλογραφίας μας χρησιμοποιώντας την παρακάτω φόρμα.
Το Σπίτι της Συνεργασίας λειτουργεί ως γέφυρα, φέρνοντας ανθρώπους κοντά για να μοιραστούν, να ανταλλάξουν και να δημιουργήσουν νέες αναμνήσεις και εμπειρίες. Αυτό επιτυγχάνεται τόσο μέσω της φυσικής παρουσίας του στην ουδέτερη ζώνη, αλλά και μέσω των προγραμμάτων οικοδόμησης της ειρήνης και την μεταμορφωτική δύναμη των τεχνών και του πολιτισμού.