Today thanks to the wonderful donation given from a member of our diocese at synod 2017, whilst we await the grant to come through from the Archbishop of Canterbury’s fund we began our cookery classes for migrants and refugees in Limassol.
This morning we learnt how to prepare a traditional Egyptian dish and had 10 nationalities represented including Syrian, Afghani, Egyptian and Filipino. Refugees from Pafos, Limassol and Kofinou camp joined in the fun.
The cookery classes were thought up by Claire Loizides from Agapi, Limassol and Rev. Christine Goldsmith from St Barnabas Church Limassol. Their aim is to help refugee and migrant women integrate better by feeling valued and welcomed. One member of St Barnabas church who joined in the sessions said, ‘it has been a wonderful fun filled morning and a great pleasure to spend time with these special ladies, as well as tasting such amazing food’.
It is hoped these classes will continue and grow so that many more may join.