News from Ayder

  • Aug 10

    Be the Change Education Program has finished

    Be the Change Education Program has finished

    ‘Be the Change’ program took place in Dreams Academy/Kas between 2-3 August with its participants.

    During the 2-day program, project leader and social change maker candidates participated in seminars given by lecturers and speakers, all experts in their own fields. The seminars, following the hidden message of ‘be the change yourself’, took place in the nature with the participation of people from different cities. The first day of the seminar, following the introductions, the fields of mental and physical disability, the difficulties that are faced everyday by the disabled and the solution proposals were discussed interactively. On the second day, simulations about disability and social entrepreneurship were discussed. At the end of the day, after having fun at the high track, the participants received their online certifications.

  • Aug 10

    Alternative Energy Resources and Ecological Solutions

    Türk Tractor becomes another supporter of our ecological life project

    Ecological Agriculture Area, one of the main concepts of our Academy, is built in Çukurbağ Village on an area of around 3.5 decares.

    Türk Tractor, one of the supporters of our ecological notion, built around the idea of the participants witnessing agricultural life via working in nature themselves and eating organic and healthy food cultivated by them in our Academy, has made an important donation to our Academy.

    We thank Türk Traktör very much for their support in providing the means for our Academy to cultivate our own agricultural products needed by our Academy and to use our labor efficiently.

    Please click here for the website for Türk Traktör

  • Aug 09

    Alternative Energy Resources and Ecological Solutions

    Alternative Energy Resources and Ecological Solutions

    The high-speed advances in technology and urbanization resulting in increased energy and fuel consumption, leads us towards alternative solutions.

    We strive to change to green sources of energy to meet the everyday energy needs of electricity and fuel of Dreams Academy/Kas. Whilst in the process of building a renewable energy site, for fuel consumption Özkılıç Automotive in Bursa gave us their generous support. They have donated an electrical van to be used in an area of 40km. The van will be  used in and around the vicinity to provide accessibility to its participants.

    We thank Özkılıç Automotive and La Brezza Hotel for their generous support in the face of a consumer-based culture, whilst strongly stressing the point that this donation is very important both for us and the environment.

    Please click here for the website of Pilotcar

    Please click here for the website of La Brezza Hotel

    Dreams Academy Kas Family

  • Aug 07

    Volunteer – Social Change Maker – Project Leader Candidates! “Be The Change” Education Program is starting!

    Volunteer – Social Change Maker – Project Leader Candidates!  “Be The Change” Education Program is starting!

    Participants wanted for the “Be the Change” education program to take place between 2-3 August in Dreams Academy/Kas.

    Be the Change program is starting for an alternative, innovative and sustainable life! Dreams Academy is waiting the participation of volunteer, social change maker and project leader candidates in its Kas Camp, between 2-3 August.

    To ‘Be the Change’ in the Kas Camp of Dreams Academy- which was built on a volunteering basis to enable the disabled people to participate in artistic, sportive and cultural activities; to enable unrequited sharing and to encourage both respect to differences and cultural interaction, - please fill in the form below.

    ‘Be the part of change’ with our lecturers and speakers. The program is provided free of charge*..

    (*Attendance, accommodation and meals will be provided by the Dreams Academy).

    To participate, please fill in the application form below.


"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. ("

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

February 2014 - 25.February.2014

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