Solidarity with the children of SUR in Diyarbakir / Kurdish Region of Turkey
Description: Sur, which means “fortress walls” in Turkish, takes its name from the centuries-old walls encircling the old city of Diyarbakir, which was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List last year, shortly before the unrest broke. Home to some 125,000 people, half of them residents of the ancient walled city, the district is dotted by numerous historical monuments and houses of traditional architecture. Volunteers will work in ‘Sur’ town of Diyarbakir. There are was a conflict (almost a civil war) between armed Kurdish youth and Turkish Security Forces for months. After 103 days curfew and conflict; hundreds people lost their lives, thousands people lost their houses, hundreds buildings were ruined and more than 10.000 children couldn’t go to the school for months.
Type of Work: Traditional Street Games and Rhythm workshops with children of Sur. We will also be flexible for the ideas of the volunteers and will be able to add some new workshops according to the volunteers’ skills. Furthermore, we will have one day –more physical- work in order to re-design/paint the wall of children center.
Study Theme: The study part will be focused in the history of Diyarbakir and the Kurdish Culture, as well as the situation in the Kurdish Region of Turkey.
Accommodation: Guest House with all the facilities, bed, toilette, shower, etc.
Approximate Location: Diyarbakir
Notes: Italian volunteers must attend the training in Rome the 16th-17th and 18th of September. for more information contact SCI-Italy at the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
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