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Egyptian kids learn empathy through virtual travel

A Cairo-based intercultural community space picks up from where the local education gap has left by teaching children empathy and multiculturalism.

Children add a pin for every country they have friends from during a Safarni workshop, Cairo, Egypt, Oct. 16, 2017. (photo by Facebook/SafarniWorkshop)

A blue and green cake shaped like a globe with an edible plane flying over it is at the center of a room where a group of cheerful guests, adults and children, dance and hit a pinata. The party, whose theme is travel and multiculturalism, marks the fifth anniversary of Safarni, a project that aims to teach diversity to underprivileged children through intercultural and imaginary traveling workshops.

Created by Raphaelle Ayach and hosted by the civil society group , Safarni

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