4th guest at Dreams Academy, Kaş campus, where “12 Themes in 12 Weeks” programme is being held, was Best Buddies Turkey with “New Cities, New Alternatives!” slogan. Alternative Camp and Workshop week was held between July 2 – 7 with attendance of Best Buddies Turkey, participant of one of the biggest volunteer networks.
Best Buddies’ mission is to eliminate barriers faced by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in social and business life under the “social problems” framework. Right now, Best Buddies Turkey has active Friendship programmes in 5 different cities. During the workshop week, current implementation and Project Dynamics of Best Buddies Turkey was discussed by participants, volunteers, faculty advisors, program and project coordinators from Istanbul, Edirne, Lüleburgaz and Bergama. Potential “new cities” and “programme” implementations was primary concern and other countries from international platform was evaluated as examples.
Student participants from Lüleburgaz Şehit Rüstem Resul Perçin Special Education and Business Practice Center and volunteers from Bergama 70. Yıl Anatolian Medical Vocational High School attended sport and art workshops within the scope of Alternative Camp. On the other hand, “Emotions and Communication”, “Phenomenon of Change“, “Happiness” and “Being an Individual” seminars were held by Best Buddies Turkey staff. “Early Diagnosis and Importance of ASD” seminar was held by Barbaros Görkem Şinikoğlu for Bergama 70. Yıl Anatolian Medical Vocational High School BBT volunteers.
Best Buddies Turkey workshop report of 12 Themes in 12 Weeks will be shared as open resource.
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