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 (YÜDAK) will attend to the program and share their experiences with international volunteers.
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.
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 “İstanbul”. 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.
The first week of the workcamp to be organized in cooperation with İstanbul Yeditepe University Rectorship will be in the campus located in İstanbul Kayisdagi. (https://goo.gl/maps/jXNcLrHhMbk), For more information about Yeditepe University, please visit: www.yeditepe.edu.tr/en
Good command of English speaking and understanding.