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Sector: Art and Development Ongoing Country: Turkey Project status: Ongoing Partner: Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV)
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Objectives

The “Art Education Expansion Project” is part of a three-year strategic, methodological and educational plan (2019-2021) designed by TEGV to ensure sustainability to both educational programs (The Dreams Wanderer and The Dreams Workshop) and to replicate them nationwide so as to make art education a key component of the Turkish School System and to develop innovative and interdisciplinary educational models.

Beneficiaries

  • 1’500 children (6-14), from Bayburt and Samsun, who will participate to the art-education workshops delivered by the Firefly Mobile Unit;
  • 240 children (6-14) who will participate to the art-education workshops, part of the educational program The Dreams Workshop;
  • 30 volunteers, who will be trained to teach the two art-education programs.

Activities

Between January and July 2019 TEGV, with Alta Mane support, organized 2 art-education workshops (The Dreams Wanderer) delivered by the Firefly Mobile Unit in 5 schools (3 primary and 2 secondary schools) in Van and Bayburt, thus reaching a total of 932 children (aged 6-14), and trained 20 new volunteers. Besides, on July 10-12, 2019, TEGV in collaboration with Dr. Hüsamettin Koçan, Founder and Director of Baksi Museum, has organized a 2-days training, run by the artist and curator Işın Önol, intended to 19 volunteers. During the training the volunteers learned how to use specific artistic techniques to lead art-education workshops with children. The training ended up with an Art Festival during which 108 children could exhibit the artworks created during the workshops. In parallel, it developed new content of the second art-education module of the educational program The Dreams Workshop. This new content, focusing on contemporary arts movements like Surrealism and Abstract Art, will help children reflect, through arts, on complex topical issues such as climate changes and global warming, urbanization, City Design, among others. As of September 2019, this new module will be piloted in 5 different educational fixed units and afterwards replicated in the remaining 43 units across the country. Moreover, in order to capture the psychosocial and the cognitive-behavioral impact of the new module on beneficiaries, TEGV has designed a new M&E methodology which will be piloted in July 2019 in Istanbul with an average of 20-25 children.

Partner

Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) was established in 1995, in Turkey, to help compensate for the shortcomings of the Turkish school system in the belief that the country’s problems could only be solved by tackling education first. TEGV is recognized at all levels of the Turkish society for its neutrality and commitment to education, even during emergencies. TEGV staff and qualified volunteers operate from numerous fixed and mobile stations in disadvantaged areas of the country.

Information 

Alta Mane cooperates with TEGV since 2015. In 2016-2018, the Foundation supported the Firefly Mobile Unit, whose different art-education activities reached 3’586 children, aged 6-14, coming from Artvin-Arhavi, Adana and Mersİn, Çorlu and Van, as well the training of 34 volunteers. In 2015, Alta Mane supported The Dreams Workshop in 43 fixed locations and 9 cities of Turkey, for the benefit of 9’442 children, and the training of 516 volunteers. For more information, please click on the following link.