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Lake Forest 2
21 Aug 2020
04 Sep 2020
12: Art, culture and local history
Environment / Restoration, renovation
Number of volunteers:
Free places for Males:
Free places for Females:
Free places last update:
06 Mar 2020
18 - 31
18 - 31
Description: This workcamp will be organized for the second time this year within the scope of Adrenalin Park in cooperation with GErsu Municipality, GErsu Bursasporlular Association and GSM. For moreinformation about GErsu Municipality, please visit http://www.en.gursu.bel.tr/.
Type of Work: Volunteers will work in Adrenalin Park, 20 km away from GErsu center, during the program.Adrenalin Park was established on the edge of Ericek Pond. Volunteers will clean the lake and itssurrounding forest area by foot, pedalo and cans. They will work in repair, painting, renovationand landscaping works of Adrenalin Park, and they will also perform landscaping works to createliving areas in the forest area. Adrenalin Park is also a public service social facility. They will also help with the technical organization of events such as zipline, can, ATV, the cafeteria at this facility. On the other hand, volunteers will work in the cleaning, painting and afforestation of a primary school and gymnasium.
Accommodation: Volunteers will stay in cute bungalow houses located by the lake in Adrenalin Park on weekdays and in tents on weekends. The meals will be prepared by the cooks of GErsu Municipality and will be sent to the working area every day.
Approximate Location: Established as the first capital of the Ottoman Empire and shaped by the complexes, Bursa simportant commercial role has been demonstrated through large inns, covered bazaars and bazaars throughout the history. Gursu, where the density of people have migrated from the Balkans to Turkey, is a town 20 km from Bursa and founded on a flat plain. 42.8 of the district s 11,300 hectares of land is used in agricultural services and 46.6 is forest land. Gursu is one of Turkey s most important agricultural region. It is especially famous for its special pear type and peach.Environmental trips will be organized for the volunteers on weekends, and the remaining hours willhave the opportunity to do activities such as cycling, caning, climbing, mountain hiking, shootingand zipline in Adrenalin Park. In addition, they will be able to collect pears and peaches by visitingthe villages, learn how to make pear and peach jam, and prepare tarhana and noodles with thepeasant women. Internet connection is not yet available in Adrenalin Park and sometimes telephonenetworks do not work. However, volunteers will sometimes have the opportunity to go to the districtcenter, which has a telephone network and wifi.
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.