Youth exchange on inclusion "Slam Down Silence"

"Slam Down Silence" was a German-Greek hip hop project for hearing, deaf and hard of hearing youngsters in 2018, Greece.

The project was implemented within the EUROPEANS FOR PEACE: “Celebrate Diversity!” youth exchange for all programmes with support from the Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ). Partners of the project were Elisson gUG – An Intercultural North-South Connection, Sinneswandel- Youth Club of deaf and hearing impaired people in Berlin gGmbH and FILOXENIA Intercultural-Environmental Organisation.

During the period 11-17 July 2018 youngsters from Greece and Germany (hearing, deaf and hard hearing youngsters), participated in the youth exchange "Slam Down Silence" in Greece, Kryoneri Korinthias. The participants took part in different activities such as: playing ice-breaking games, swimming and playing beach volleyball in the nearest town named "Kiato", painting the school and the Cultural Center Polykentro in the village, doing "Mandalas" Art and graffiti, visiting Acrocorinth, eating of traditional food in ancient Corinth, swimming in the lake "Vouliagmeni" and visiting the lighthouse. 

Short impression of participants from Greece:

It was a very good experience for all participants, because we had the opportunity to learn a lot about Sign language. Despite first difficulties in communicating with the deaf people, we could understand each other very well, thanks to the help of interpreters. Everyone of us hopes to see each other again in the second part of the project, next year in Germany.