In this camp, volunteers will teach English to the selected staff of the Municipality to support Mersin
Municipality's capacity strengthening activities. Thus, the skills of the personnel of Mezitli
Municipality, which is the first in the world in the field of social innovation, will be increased, and
these personnel will be able to serve the society better.
Unterkunft und Verpflegung
Volunteers will accommodate in the cute guesthouse of the Happy Life Village of the Municipality.
The guesthouse has a shower, toilet and air conditioning, and has bunk beds. Volunteers will eat their food at Down Café where individuals with Down Syndrome work. The dishes will be prepared by the
chefs of Down Café. Thus, the food needs of the volunteers will be met, and the employment and
socialization processes of individuals with Down Syndrome will be supported.
As a second possibility, hotel accommodation can be provided to volunteers.
Lage und Freizeit
The mezitli, a Mediterranean district, is one of the biggest and most beautiful districts of the Mersin
which is one of the Turkey's most beautiful touristic city. Mersin and Mezitli are among the provinces
and districts preferred for accommodation by the refugees from Syria who camed to Turkey due to
the civil war. In this region, which has a Mediterranean coast full of palm trees, many cultures and
communities coexist and there are many natural and cultural heritages from the Ancient Roman and
"Women Producer Markets" project implemented by Mersin Mezitli Municipality, came first in the
"International Guangzhou Urban Innovation Awards" held in China. Mersin-Mezitli Municipality, the
one of the most successful municipalities of Turkey with its intense efforts on social innovation and
urban studies, hosts this camp. Mersin Mezitli Municipality, which stands out with its social and
economic supports and sustainable environmental projects that it provides to socially disadvantaged
individuals such as people with disabilities, Down syndrome, individuals with autism, children, the
elderly, asylum seekers, is one of the factors that make this region attractive.
Wer organisiert das Projekt?
We will organize this camp in cooperation with Mersin-Mezitli Municipality and this year will be the
third year of our cooperation. For more information about our partner, please visit
Mersin Forum AVM
The volunteers who will attend this camp should know English well and be able to teach English. It is the reason of preference for studying in English translation and interpreting or graduating from one of these departments. Volunteers will teach English to adults.
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