Foreign students' Christmas Charity Event

Our foreign exchange students undertook a kind and ingenious charity project on the 5th and 6th of December: to bake gingerbread cookies together and give the prepared cookie boxes to the residents of the Kálóczy Square care home.

On the day of the big bake-off (5th of December) nearly 50 people showed up, Hungarian students and a few grammar-school students, as well. The attendants were in a great mood and the event had a festive atmosphere- boys and girls were really enthusiastic kneading and rolling the dough, cutting and baking the cookie shapes and decorating the finished cookies.

On the 6th of December, a smaller group visited the residents of the care home and led by the grammar-school students performed a musical play.

After the play, 2 groups, each led by a student dressed as Santa, handed out the cookie gift boxes to the residents in the audience, then to residents who could not attend the performance for medical or any other reasons.

The programme brought the foreign and Hungarian students together. Above the integration of the foreign students, involving grammar-school students was a great success, as well. On the other hand, the programme also gave an opportunity for the elderly to get acquainted with the colourful palette of foreign students and enjoy a beautiful musical performance that brought 3 generations together. The programme greatly contributed to the integration of foreign students and their social acceptance.

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The event was funded by the EFOP 3.4.3-16-2016-00016 project "Institutional development of the quality and accessibility of the higher education at Széchenyi István University" as part of a programme to promote the integration of foreign exchange students.