For the past 14 years, Kooperazzjoni Internazzjonali (KOPIN) have fulfilled many projects to broaden education on social justice.
As part of their current Global Campus campaign, KOPIN is welcoming Maltese students and film enthusiasts to submit a short movie related to human rights.
‘Give a damn – use that cam!’ is an amateur short film competition, with great prizes to be won, and the deadline for submissions is October 17.
“We want to make students aware of the Millennium Development goals set up by the United Nations”, KOPIN project manager Federica Di Giulio said. “With more student activism, such as with this competition, we can bring social and global justice closer to the Maltese education system”.
This competition forms part of the Global Campus project being held in 14 different European universities in Ireland, Austria, Cyprus and Malta.
Federica spoke to Insite about the organisation’s initiatives, including activities carried out at migrant open centres by their volunteers, and providing African voluntary organisations with schemes of EU funds for overseas development.
In partnership with the United Nations’ refugee agency in Malta, KOPIN has most recently provided secondary school teachers with a social justice toolkit for students. This initiative provided teachers and students alike basic knowledge about migration, diversity and human rights.
At the University of Malta, KOPIN will again be implementing two courses with Degree Plus, that proved popular last year, about global justice.
“Numerous University lecturers will administer these courses, some of whom are themselves members of KOPIN to combine basic concepts of social justice with theory and practice,” Di Giulio said.
For more information about KOPIN visit www.kopin.org, and for details about their short film competition click here.