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Istanbul Seven Hills
15 Jul 2019
29 Jul 2019
12: Art, culture and local history
Teaching / Study, discussion, research
Number of volunteers:
Free places for Males:
Free places for Females:
Free places last update:
25 May 2019
18 - 30
18 - 30
Extra fee to be paid in the hosting country:
Description: The first week of the workcamp to be organized in cooperation with A(stanbul Yeditepe University Rectorship will be in the campus located in A(stanbul Kayisdagi. (https://goo.gl/maps/jXNcLrHhMbk), For more information about Yeditepe University, please visit: www.yeditepe.edu.tr/en
Type of Work: Evidence-based, on-the-spot observation, sampling and experimental methods have gained great experience from disasters all around the world. Based on these experiences within the scope of Yeditepe Voluntary Work Program, in the behavior models that can change according to countries and societies, taking into account the worst scenarios against crush injuries, especially the earthquake, it is aimed to increase the chance of life to the maximum and gai the approaches to minimize the injuries. In the workcamp, the volunteers will participate in trainings in Yeditepe University Emergency Medicine Department on Disaster Experiences From the World and Turkey, Disasters Preparedness, Emergency Assistance in Disasters, and Management in Disasters. The volunteers will carry out practical activities related to these topics. The trainings by Dr. Mustafa Ferudun Celikmen as 4-6 hours a day will be in the form of practioner trainer training. Mr. Celikmen is the founding president of Turkey s most experienced association on search and rescue AKUT (Search and Rescue Association). Volunteers will teach the children of different age groups in a fun environment for 6 hours a day. At this stage, volunteers will teach children from different age groups what they have learned during their trainings in a fun environment for 6 hours a day. The students who are members of Yeditepe University Natural Disaster Search and Rescue Club (YE DAK) will attend to the program and share their experiences with international volunteers.
Accommodation: In the workcamp, accommodation will be provided at Yeditepe University male and female dormitories. Meals will be taken at the university cafeteria. There are shared restrooms and bathrooms.
Requirements: Good command of English speaking and understanding.
Approximate Location: Istanbul is both a historical and modern city. The Neolithic settlement uncovered by the excavations at Yenikapi Theodosius Harbor revealed that the history of the city dates back to 8500 years. Thus, a new era has been opened for the cultural, artistic, geological and urban archeology of Istanbul. The city named as Byzantine in B.C. 700, became the capital of Roman and Eastern Roman Empires later with the name of Konstantinapolis. After the Ottoman Empire conquered the city in 1453, the city had been the capital of the Ottoman Empire for about five centuries, and it started to be called A(stanbul . Its location around the Bosphorus makes Istanbul a bridge between Asia and Europe. The topography which shapes its urban settlement with the Bosphorus and the Golden Horn, defines its silhouette as one of the most important symbols of the city. Volunteers can also benefit from the facilities of Yeditepe University. In their free time, students of the Faculty of Fine Arts will carry out workshops on different subjects. A small tour of Istanbul will be organized for volunteers during the workcamp, and a day trip will be organized for the Doga Club in Sile.
Organization Description: GSM - Youth Services Centre, was founded in 1985 in Ankara in order to contribute to the personal, social, and cultural development of young people, and to support their active participation in social and economic life.
GSM considers the young people as the primary resource and the most dynamic part of the society. GSM believes that the active participation of young people in the social life contributes to the continuation and the development of social infrastructure.
GSM, makes effort for the development of youth work and youth policies with a right-based approach so that young people can become individuals who looks to the future with great hopes.
GSM, deals with its all programs, projects, and activities within the framework of the basic principles of global education and youth work with a pedagogical approach. It is at the forefront of the studies on the mental, emotional, spiritual, personal, social and cultural development of young people.
GSM works under 5 main areas;
VOLUNTEERING: Volunteering is a social initiative aimed at helping or meeting a social need and is a unique learning process that contributes to the personal and social development of young people. In addition to the benefits obtained from the voluntary work, the young people involved in the voluntary work; develop skills in problem-solving and communication, learn teamwork, be more tolerant in the social life, cooperate and helping one another, have a better understanding of the society and the world, gain new life experiences, increase self-confidence, and also develop value judgements. GSM is an active participant of International Voluntary Service movement and an implementor of European Solidarity Corps Programs.
YOUTH WORKS: Youth Work is defined as social, cultural and educational studies which are aimed to create a learning environment designed to enable young people to discover and realize their potential. Youth Work is an educational process that takes young people into the center, which expresses different types of activities and approaches that will enable their personal, social and emotional development in line with their problems, needs, expectations and rights. GSM deals and carries out its all programs, projects and activities with a pedagogical approach within the framework of the basic principles of Youth Work, and it contributes to the development of youth works with the youth and education programs that GSM organizes.
YOUTH POLICIES: National Youth Policy can be summarized as the goverment’s commitment on enhancing life standarts of the young people and making opportunities for them and implementing these commitments.
Sustainable, inclusive and holistic youth policies that will enable the active participation of young people in social, political, artistic, cultural and economic life have the potential to contribute to the solution expectations and needs of youth and their problems.
GSM makes efforts to improve civil society dialogues for the development of Youth Policies and takes part in the related platforms.
YOUTH INFORMATION: Youth Information, is a learning method which develops skills of young people in making positive life choices and making the right decisions, also including the education.
Youth information; is a learning process that supports the development of youngsters’ abilities; their access to beneficial services, opportunities, and possibilities; and their active participation in social and economic life.
GSM helps young people to learn their problems and needs, and also makes it easier for them to find solutions. GSM tries to reach young people as many as possible using effective and appropriate ways; creative and innovator strategies, methods, and tools for the needs of different groups; and it serves as a “Youth Information Center”.
GLOBAL EDUCATION: GSM-Youth Services Centre is Turkey National Coordinator of the Council of Europe North-South Center, the Global Education Network.
Global Education; is a holistic approach deals with the increasing links between local and global realities.
Global Education which aims to improve participant global citizenship, intents people to understand the world issues, gain knowledge and skills for global problems in the basis of values and behaviors towards the global issues.
Global Education helps individuals to understand the complication of the world; be aware of contradictions; understand that there is not one particular solution for complex problems, and think critically.
It creates a reflexive educational process for the development of these competences; and for individuals to become active global citizens. Transformative learning enables a common vision for a world which is more fair and sustainable for everyone.