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.
- 1’747 children (6-14) from Van, Bayburt and Samsun, participated to the art-education workshops delivered by the Firefly Mobile Unit;
- 219 children (6-14) participated to the art-education workshops, part of the educational program The Dreams Workshop;
- 51 volunteers were trained to teach and replicate the two art-education programs.
In 2019 TEGV, with Alta Mane support, organized 2 art-education workshops (The Dreams Wanderer) delivered by the Firefly Mobile Unit in 8 public primary and secondary schools in Van, Bayburt and Samsun, thus reaching a total of 1’747 children, and trained 33 new volunteers. In parallel, it developed new content of the second art-education module of The Dreams Workshop program. 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 global warming, the protection and promotion of human rights, urbanization, among others. Between September and December 2019, the new module has been piloted in 5 different educational fixed units, reaching a total of 219 children, and at the same time 18 new volunteers have been trained to teach and replicate the module.
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.
Alta Mane supports TEGV since 2015.