For World Refugee Week 2021, Good Chance Theatre calls on all artists and creatives worldwide to join a social media movement to welcome Little Amal, a 3.5 metre puppet of a 9-year-old girl who will walk from the Syrian border to the UK in search of her mother.
If you were in her shoes, what would make you feel at home when you arrive in a strange new village or town? The sound of a song ringing out your name? A mural depicting your journey? A poem celebrating your quest for a new home?
Opening your arms to welcome a stranger with kindness can be a radical act. Collectively these Acts of Welcome can change the way the world thinks about those who seem to be different. We need your help to achieve this. Each Act of Welcome will help Amal to take the next step into her future. She has 10 million steps to travel – so we need everyone. Can we come together for Little Amal? Will you join us?
The organisers are hoping to have as many artists and young people as possible, creating beautiful pieces of work for Little Amal.
They are also asking young people all around the world to write letters to Belgium where Little Amal will be met by a huge mountain of letters outside the European Parliament in Brussels.
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