Down Cafe Fund Raising

Member

deniz ozturk


Duration

From March 3, 2015 to February 3, 2019

Target

Labor force participation of people with down syndrome


Target population

192


Target avg age

3


People impacted

1920


Root cause

How can we include the people from the several sectors of society for a reason which seems not the prior subject in Turkey?


Sustainable Development Goal

Decent Work and Economic Growth


Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


Purpose

- Regarding to BM global goals, 8. goal which is decent work and economic growth. We prefferred as a mass with down sydnrome.
-We carried out a study that improves the social life and problem solving skills of individuals with Down syndrome.
-We not only learned the subtleties of marbling art, but also witnessed the use of creativity by individuals with down syndrome.


Overview

The collaboration between JCI Kadıköy and Down Cafe started in 2016 and has become a recurring awareness every year. Through the Down Cafe, where people with Down syndrome work, they can achieve many successes and build a life for themselves in society. It is very important for individuals with Down syndrome to live without being isolated in social life. World Down Syndrome Day presents an important opportunity to create social awareness about individuals with down syndrome. In this context, we come together with them each year in different contents.

First of all, as part of World Down Syndrome Day, on March 13, 2016, we had our first breakfast with percussion artist Arda Başak at Şişli Down Cafe with the participation of 42 people. In the workshop where we studied rhythm with percussion instruments, we carried out a study that improves the social life and problem solving skills of individuals with Down syndrome while also improving their creativity. As a result, we created 1290 interactions in the social media.

Secondly, we had our second breakfast on March 26, 2017 at Şişli Down Cafe with the participation of the mandala artist Aslıhan Aksun and 41 people. We aimed to support hand-eye coordination and fine motor development of individuals with Down syndrome who participated in that workshop, which included painting from outside to inside or inside to outside. In conclusion, we created 1762 interactions in the social media.

Thirdly, we had our third breakfast on March 25, 2018 at Üsküdar Tebessüm Cafe with the participation of 35 people. We had marbling art workshop in this breakfast where we had pleasant hours with individuals with Down Syndrome. During the workshop, we not only learned the subtleties of marbling art, but also witnessed the use of creativity by individuals with down syndrome. As a result, we created 4962 interactions in the social media.

Fourthly, we had our fourth breakfast on March 17, 2019 in partnership with the Foundation of Freedom Again to Turkish Children with the participation of 48 people. We also included a group of 26 children between the ages of 12 and 18 who entered the juvenile justice system in the youth center of this foundation, who were tried without arrest, and who were at risk of being dragged and / or dragged into crime. Thus, we have contributed to the interaction of individuals who are differentiated by the society. In the music workshop organized by artist Gökhan Bölükçü, we witnessed both groups developing their social skills and making friends with each other. We have provided 6003 interactions on the social media.


Results

We learned the subtleties of marbling art. Furthermore, we witnessed the use of creativity by individuals with down syndrome.We also included a group of children between the ages of 12 and 18 who entered the juvenile justice system in the youth center of this foundation, who were tried without arrest, and who were at risk of being dragged and / or dragged into crime.Thus, we have contributed to the interaction of individuals who are differentiated by the society.


Recommendations

Our advice to reach the aech dowm sydnrome people, do more activity with them and improve their creativity. As a result, they can achieve many successes and build a life for themselves in society.

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