In this workcamp, volunteers will work in the elderly care homes of Mersin-Mezitli Municipality and the houses of elderly people who are in need of the personal care and social support. Volunteers visiting the elderly people and dealing with their personal care (such as brushing hair, cutting nails), will also work with them in handiwork workshops in order to improve elderly people’s diminished abilities due to ageing.
Volunteers will stay in a cute guesthouse of the municipality. They will have their meals in Down Café where individuals with down syndrome work. Meals will be prepared by the chefs of Down Café.
A Mediterranean district Mezitli bound to Mersin city, which is one of the most touristic cities of Turkey, is one of the biggest and most beautiful districts of the city. Mersin and Mezitli are one of the cities and districts densely preferred by the refugees coming to Turkey to shelter due to the Syrian Civil War. In this coastal Mediterranean region where many cultures and communities live together and full of palm trees, there are a lot of natural and historical heritage belong to Ancient Rome and Hellenistic Period.
“Productive Woman Bazaars Project” implemented by Mezitli Municipality of Mersin came in the first place in Guangzhou International Innovation Awards held in China. One of the most successful municipalities of Turkey on social innovation and city works Mersin-Mezitli Municipality will host this workcamp. Coming to front with the social and economic support provided for disabled people, individuals with down syndrome, autistic individuals, children, elderly, and refugees, and with its sustainable environment projects, Mersin-Mezitli Municipality is taking its part at the first place of the factors that make the region attractive. Volunteers will have a chance to visit cultural and natural beauties of Mezitli/Mersin. Volunteers will enjoy their time with summer activities such as swimming, pool, beach etc. Mersin is one of the most attractive cities of Turkey for tourists. Every year thousands of people visit Mersin from all around to world to spend their summer holiday.
We are organizing this workcamp in cooperation with Mersin-Mezitli Municipality and this year will be the second year of our cooperation. For more information about our partner, please visit: https://www.mezitli.bel.tr/
Motivation Letter, CGC Document, good level of English knowledge.