The tenth meeting with the students of the Institute for the Training of Foreign Citizens of the Odessa National Polytechnic University took place on April 19 in the Berezivka Higher Professional School of ONPU and, traditionally, gathered old and new friends in Berezovka.
This project of a peculiar School of Peace was created in order to form a culture of peace among young people and which is already an integral part of a holistic educational process of both educational institutions for the formation of spirituality, morality, ideological culture of youth and the development of a culture of tolerance - a culture of mutual respect, tolerance to ethnic, religious differences, pluralism of political and cultural preferences.
Guests from nine countries of the world (Turkey, China, Ghana, Syria, Morocco, Nigeria, Guinea, Iraq, Libya) were welcomed by pupils and teachers of the educational institution under the guidance of Director Valentina Shevchenko with greetings, bread and salt, the performance of the Theater of Fashion, singing, and friendly dancing and sharing photoshoot. The guests of the school greeted the owners gently and handed sweet gifts and fabrics.
After coffee break, deputy director of teaching and methodical work and international relations Grigory Shevchenko conducted an excursion to the school. During the acquaintance with educational workshops, audiences, exhibitions, galleries of the Berezivsky Polytechnic Institute ONPU, foreign students interacted with students and educators, the US Peace Corps Volunteer Daniel Eplemen and took part in master classes in various fields of the school: cooking , hairdressing, arts and crafts, pysanka painting, etc.
In the center of artistic and aesthetic education "Suziria" a joint concert of hosts and guests "Our friendship - 10 years" was held as an exchange of cultures and spiritual warmth. The attentive silence of the audience was intertwined with applause and cries of admiration for the creativity of lovers. Here, awards to diplomas for participation in master classes, as well as further exchange of gifts (books, calendars, sports balls - from IPIG ONPU and advertising products, own-made, wickerwork and jeans backpacks - from the young masters of Berezivsky VPU ONPU, and also the cakes of the city of Berezivka from the mayor Valery Grigorash). The friendship concert ended with a friendly tank on stage.
After a delicious lunch and a break, the youth took part in sports volleyball, darts and drag rails. If volleyball was the best pupils of Berezivsky HPS ONPU, then at the other two sports competitions the students of IPIG ONPU proved to be stronger. Deputy Director of Educational Work Alla Lishchinska handed the letters to the teams and stated that, nevertheless, in the event victory friendship.
Departing from Berezovka, the guests brought with them beautiful impressions about Ukrainian culture and traditions, a friendly and sincere people of Berezovka, Odessa region and Ukraine.
And the students of the colleges felt like young ambassadors of peace, the youth who will become the leaders of society in public life, in business, responsible citizens of the country and the world, will have a global world view.