Last Saturday, the United World Week was closed in Cordoba, Argentina, with the first event aimed at introducing the Dice of Peace, prior to the inauguration of the Monument of the Dice of Peace that will be erected in a central square of the city.

Cordoba 1Last Saturday the first activity to introduce the Dice of Peace was held, as part of a plan scheduled to be carried out in 6 peripheral and marginalized areas of Cordoba. Behind this initiative, carried out jointly by the Focolare Movement, the Youth for a United World, and the

Office of the Ombudsman of the Rights of Children and Adolescents of the Province of Cordoba, there is the idea of introducing the Dice of Peace through theatre plays, songs, and games that would involve 6 to 12 year-old children who live in complex, stigmatized, and peripheral areas of the city of Cordoba.

The activity of last Saturday was held in Barrio Müller, a very problematic neighbourhood where people coexist on a daily basis with drugs trafficking, criminals, and skirmishing between neighborhood groups. In this Barrio there is a Neighborhood Center which organizes activities for children, such as soccer, dance, karate, etc., and this is where the first activity was carried out.Cordoba 2

Also the Young People for a United World gave their contribution. In recent months, in fact, they have been organizing a theatre play, songs, and games to explain what is the Dice of Peace in a concrete and graphic way that can be understood by children. At the end of the day-long activity they had an afternoon snack together and each participant was given a Dice of Peace to take home, along with an explanation.

But this activity is not over with last Saturday event. This is only the first of six Saturdays in which the Dice of Peace will be introduced, under the same format, to hundreds of children from problematic areas of the city of Cordoba.

Cordoba 3The next dates are:
May 12, Barrio Cabildo, from 3 pm to 5 pm.
May 13, Barrio San Roque, from 10 am to 12 am.
June 3, Barrio Arguello Norte, from 10 am to 12 am.
June 8, Barrio Ciudad Evita, from 12 am to 2 pm.
Another Barrio is still to be confirmed as to the exact day and time, next July.

The inauguration will be held in August, on Children’s Day, which is celebrated across Argentina.
All activities are carried out with the kind support of the Office of the Ombudsman for the Rights of Children and Adolescents of the Province of Cordoba and the Focolare Movement community of Cordoba.

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