News from Ayder

  • Jan 19

    Social Inclusion Band coming up with surprise guests to shake Babylon at the first concert of 2015 season

    Helping the disabled and socially disadvantaged young people to forge a new path with its slogan “Music for All”, Dreams Academy continues bringing talented young people with volunteer musicians through Social Inclusion Band.

    The group having performed in many major festivals such as Akbank Sanat Jazz Festival, Efes One Love, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Rock’n Coke, Fête de la Musique à Genève (Geneva Music Festival), Masterpeace, The Ella International Social Inclusion Music and Art Festival and on very prestigious venues including Babylon, Hard Rock Cafe, Roxy, Ghetto, Otto, Garaj İstanbul and Bronx since 2010 has shared the stage with numerous musicians and groups such as Cahit Berkay, Bengü, Şebnem Ferah, Hayko Cepkin, Baba Zula, Luxus, Kolektif İstanbul, Selen Servi, Güntaç Özdemir, Ali Perret, Alp Ersönmez, Arto Tunçboyacıyan, Aydın Esen, Ayhan Sicimoğlu, Bora Uzer, Burhan Öcal, Can Kozlu, Hüsnü Şenlendirici, lhan Erşahin, İmer Demirer, Jozi Levi, Kerem Görsev, Korhan Futacı ve KaraOrkestra, Neşet Ruacan, Oğuz Büyükberber, Okay Temiz, Ozan Musluoğlu, Önder Focan, Şenol Küçükyıldırım, Tobumusikizm, Volkan Hürsever and Volkan Öktem.

    Come and join us for “Music for All” in Babylon on Monday, January 19 at 19:30 pm. 

    This text has been translated into English by Mirora.

  • Jan 19

    Alternatif Yaşam Derneği Genel Sekreter Arıyor

    Düşler Akademisi, Kaş Köy Akademisi, Dalmak Özgürlüktür, Alternatif Kamp, Reha İstanbul gibi projeleriyle on binlerce engelli bireye engelsiz yaşam çözümleri ve olanakları sunan Alternatif Yaşam Derneği proje faaliyetlerinin ve idari işlerinin koordinasyonunda çalışacak İstanbul’da ikamet eden, tam zamanlı genel sekreter arayışındadır. Genel sekreter, dernek yönetim kuruluna karşı sorumlu olarak tüm projelerin koordinasyonundan, kurumsal iletişiminden, proje ekiplerinin ve etkinliklerin operasyonlarından sorumlu olacaktır.

     

    Sivil toplum alanında kendi projelerini geliştirmiş, yönetmiş, fon kaynağı yaratmak için ter dökmüş, yaptığı iş ile toplumsal fayda yaratmak ve kesinlikle heyecan duymak isteyen, ekip çalışmasına her yönüyle aşina ve liderlik yapmaya hazır adaylar 15 Şubat 2015 tarihine kadar ik@ayder.org.tr adresine özgeçmişlerini gönderebilirler.

     

    Ön şartlar:

    • Yüksek okul mezunu, tercihen kurumsal iletişim, proje yönetimi, halkla ilişkiler, sosyoloji bölümlerinden mezun olmak
    • Çok iyi derecede İngilizce okuyabilme ve yazma
    • Ulusal veya uluslararası hibe sağlayıcılar (AB, Kalkınma Ajansları, Bakanlıklar vb) tarafından desteklenmiş bir proje ekibiyle çalışma tecrübesi
    • Sivil toplum alanında gönüllü ve/veya profesyonel yöneticilik deneyimi
    • Geçerli pasaportu olup, seyahat etmeyi seven
    • Analitik düşünebilen, ekip çalışmalarına yatkın, araştırma ve raporlama becerisi yüksek
    • Gönüllülük ruhu ile profesyonel birikimini sahada ve iletişiminde uygulayabilecek,
    • Zorluklar karşısında alternatif çözüme odaklı pozitif yaklaşım sergileyebilen adaylar tercih edilecektir.

  • Jan 01

  • Dec 30

    Social Inclusion Band “Music for all”

    AYDER-Alternative Life Association who is owner of Dreams Academy and many other niche projects is going to welcome the new year on December 30th at Roxy with the last one of its many parties throughout all year! While new year's eve is approaching and everybody is busy with making plans for a new year party, Dreams Academy is inviting you to the most meaningful new year party. Social Inclusion Band will perform on December 30th with the principle “Music for All” in Roxy which is one of the most privileged clubs in Beyoğlu. Along with guest musicians, jam sessions, DJ Performances and pantomime shows; dance, music, entertainment and many other surprises are waiting for you! The only prerequisite for attending to the 5th of the new year's parties organized by Alternatif Life Association is to have a desire for becoming a part of social change. AYDER has been working on projects with the dream of enabling people with disabilities and socially disadvantaged individuals to take advantage of social, cultural and sport opportunities equally. We would like to welcome everybody who has social consciousness and wants to overcome the obstacles put into our social lives to our party on December 30th in Roxy!

  • Nov 14

  • Nov 14

Impressions

"I came across the Dreams Academy by chance; firstly I met with Ercan, then Esra, Buket, Adem, Zübeyde, Koray and Tanyel. Together we started a great project which has ‘sea’ in it, we shared and spread it. We touched each other’s lives, we had a great joy. This was obvious from our eyes, we felt it. I say I’m happy to know this place, I’m sure many people share the same idea for the Dreams Academy like me. We are happy for being a part of it. (www.wistanbul.org)"

Ahmet Mete

"It is said that people with disabilities form 12% of the population. This is considerably a high rate. In other words, there must be at least 4 disabled people out of 40 people in a class. Or we see 10 disabled people out of 100 people in the bus we get on. But this is not the case. Why? Unfortunately, disabled people neither leave their houses nor take advantage of transportation services. As these are not provided, they cannot participate in education and cannot be hired, work and earn. "

Hansın Doğan, UNDP Proje Yöneticisi

"Cities are ruled with and by their whole population. We are involved in this project to add people with disabilities into this governing, help them to reveal and share their cultural and artistic talents and make them lead the society."

İsmail Ünal, Beşiktaş Belediye Başkanı

"As a volunteer, student relative and student myself, I know and observe that the education provided by the Dreams Academy is quite effective. All the students are provided with the interest they deserve and appreciated greatly. As a result of this, their success makes us really happy."

Perihan Yazgan, Öğrenci Yakını ve Akademi Gönüllüsü

"Hello my name is Sefa Karapınar. I'm 24 and have hearing loss. I can partially hear and talk so I say hello to anyone :) I joined movie training at the Dreams Academy after completing my education on the Production and Movie Directorship at Plato Film. There was a vivid atmosphere for me. Workshops and short movie shootings were great joy for me. Everything I learnt was great. I thank all volunteers, educators, Dreams Academy staff and all other people supporting us so much for their help and contribution to this project. We are all like a part of a movie :)"

Sefa Karapınar, Film Atölyesi Öğrencisi

"Hello to those who removes the barriers in dreams.. We all had dreams which weren't likely to come true for us... Our hopelessness lasted until we met the Dreams Academy. We had a chance to say “we are also here, we can produce, we are a part of this society, and we can succeed too.” We had this belief, thanks to Dreams Academy. We removed "

Zafer Akman, Fotoğraf Atölyesi Öğrencisi


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