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Gaziantep Egitim ve Genclik Dernegi

description of organisation

Gaziantep Training and Youth Association is a non-governmental organization which provides education to adults and young people in Gaziantep. Gaziantep is a province of industry and agriculture. Because of its huge industrial zones and large numbers of factories our city is a good choice for immigrants. Unfortunately, because of the high rate of immigration most of the immigrant families can not reach the social standards of the city for a long time. The children of these families are disadvantaged in education. Some of their younger members work on the streets to earn enough money to cover their living costs. Disadvanteged youngsters and adults of these families are our target group in Gaziantep.
In addition to different learning opportunities presented like English, German, university preparatory (maths, physics, chemical, biology, Turkish courses), literacy courses for adults, musical instruments, folk dances and chess courses, Gaziantep Training and Youth Association organizes international seminars, training courses, study visits and Grundtvig Learning Partnership Projects on Intercultural Learning and Dialogue. Our organization send adult and young people from Gaziantep to European Countries for participation of the seminars, training courses, study visits organized within the framework of European Union Education and Youth Programmes. Our organization has been accredited as coordinator, host and sending organization within the framework of European Voluntary Service (Youth in Action Programme 2) since 2007. We have hosted 180 volunteers in Gaziantep and we have sent 180 volunteers to different European Countries. By means of these activities we provide intercultural learning atmosphere to adults and young people in Gaziantep.
Our target group don’t have opportunities to be or live in Intercultural Atmosphere. they don’t have any opportunities to know European or other nationalities people. So, They have some prejudices and stereotypes about foreign people. That is why our organization has a particular focus in intercultural projects like Lifelong Learning Programme and Youth In Action Programme. We try to provide our target group intercultural learning atmosphere by organizing these events and let them join in.
We have 12 staff working in our association.Gaziantep Training and Youth Association will be the coordinator organisation in this project and we will be hosting the partners in the project meeting in Gaziantep

inclusion topics

This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

Inclusion categoryReceiving projectsSending projectsCoordinating projects
Social obstacles
Economic obstacles
Geographical obstacles

Volunteering project

Project name Project Dates Deadline Status
EFD in Gaziantep/Türkei
A total of 0 week(s) during the period
Aug 2016 to Sep 2016
01/08/2016 - 30/09/2016
26/06/2016 closed
Help refugees in Gaziantep Turkey
A total of 8 week(s) during the period
Apr 2016 to May 2016
01/04/2016 - 30/05/2016
31/12/2037 open