International students are working together towards a better and inclusive future through the Social Inclusion Days programme by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). The programme will enable international students across Europe to have a social impact within the communities that host them, and the campaigns will provide them with information on how to engage with the local communities and how they function. Here is how you also get involved and be part of the programme.
If you do not know them already, ESN Malta is a multi-disciplinary organisation providing opportunities for intercultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students.
Whilst having been recognised as one of the leading youth organisations when it comes to international student mobility, their aim is to welcome all international, visiting, and exchange students to university, facilitate their integration through their social, cultural, and sports programmes, and offer student support services.
Running twice per year since 2017, the aim of Social Inclusion Days programme is to provide opportunities for international students to better understand their host communities' cultures, and have first-hand experiences with the local population and its realities. The initiative aims to promote volunteering opportunities for international students to work together, boosting the social inclusiveness of these communities, while at the same time increasing the students' sense of solidarity.
Due to the pandemic, this year's edition will have a strong digital focus. The situation has not discouraged ESN Malta from creating safe and responsible online events, but they have acknowledged that it has provided them a unique opportunity to celebrate the occasion differently. Through online activities and campaigns, ESN Malta aims to get people’s minds in motion around different topics, keeping them engaged, but safe at the same time.
Let’s have a look at the two online events that you can participate in:
Say goodbye to microwave dinners and learn how to cook with fresh seasonal, local and homegrown ingredients. You will be trying delicious Vegetarian recipes that are both good for our health and also the planet. Chef Stefania prepares delicious recipes to feature mainly local and seasonal ingredients and those coming from close by. This is a vegetarian workshop but Stefania will be offering vegan alternatives.
On the day you will be cooking:
Ingredient packs will be prepared for all participants and these will need to be picked up by participants a day or 2 before the event, from the ESN office at the University of Malta.
To join the event, you need to register here.
We know how much you miss meeting people, and we can only imagine how much you would like to get to know new people. So, ESN Malta came up with the idea of bringing all of their beautiful cultural diversity together through human bingo. During this event you can meet many other students; learn some interesting facts about them; have the chance of winning one of their great prizes. All of this and more from the safety and comfort of your own home!
This event will be held on April 27th at 8.30pm on Zoom and it is completely FREE of charge. Actually, there are quite a few prizes that you can win on the night. First 3 winners will be awarded 2 free bowling games and a free pizza of your choice from Surfside, while the other winners will be awarded 1 free pizza of your choice from surfisde.
Don’t worry if you’re not familiar with this game and how it works, the team at ESN Malta will explain it all to you beforehand.
All you have to do right now is register here.
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