You will be working either with the education team or maintenance team; the Education team consists of caregivers, a psychologist, teachers, a team assistant, volunteers, and the education manager. The tasks in the education team are; helping on different parts of the daily programme and caring for the children s needs. Contributing your individual strengths and ideas into organizing activities and helping with the children s schoolwork is an important part of your work. The tasks in the maintenance team are gardening, helping for the repair and maintenance, painting walls. Since you are going to work with children in the foundation, we are expecting you to have positive energy, don t forget to smile :)
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
You will have your own room in the foundation. For exceptional occasions, you may share your room with another volunteer but we will be agreeing with you in this case. The bathroom is shared and we have four meals during the day which we eat all together. There is a team for cooking and they cook 4 meals during the day.
Lage und Freizeit
Foundation is in Catalca and it is the greenest area in Istanbul which you can enjoy the nature. You can have nature walks, paragliding and cycling. Foundation is 1 hour far from Istanbul city center. In foundation, we also have a big pedagogical background and we are practicing permaculture. We have ceramic and wood workshop. Also you can do Turkish practice with workers. You can improve organization skills and you can get support about subject that you want specialized on. In your 2 off days, you will be socializing in the city.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
Nesin Foundation was founded in Catalca/Istanbul in 1973 by famous Turkish author Aziz Nesin. It is a big family with 40 children. Children who are deprived of educational opportunities come to the foundation at the age of 0-12. They live here until they stand on their own feet while attending schools close by. The foundation provides children with all their needs and additional education and activities.The main objectives of the Foundation are to ensure that the children will grow up as beneficial individuals to the society who will produce more than they consume, who are with social responsibility, confident, self-sacrificing, who continuously improve themselves, who adopt a critical point of view at themselves and the whole world.Nesin Foundation and its subsidiaries are being managed by former graduates increasingly.
Minimum stay is 1 month. Skype interview is required.
Minimum stay is 1 month. You can stay the whole duration if you want to. A motivation letter and skype interview is required. Please note that you might be the only volunteer at the time you are volunteering.