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Vİllage in Çeşme:
Our village near Çeşme aims to become a self-sustainable village where we live together as a big family, with Turkish people, volunteers from all over the world, and Syrian families coming to participate in the projects.
We currently have 3 programs:
°Education Village where refugee women and their children come to learn solar engineering, and women health in order to become financially independent and facilitate their integration into Turkish society.
The volunteers will help around in the village :
- Field work: our permaculture work is in progress;
- Looking after the animals: sheep, chicken, cats and a dog;
- Maintain the space for hosting the refugee women, their children and the volunteers clean and repair it when necessary;
- Maintain the hygiene of our living space (as you would do in your house);
- Take care of the children if you have specific skills (yoga, language teacher...) or if you speak Arabic or Turkish.
°Working in the refugee settlements which we visit on a regular basis. We distribute food, clothes, baby diapers, hygienic articles. We also have a mobile education program which is about teaching the children in those settlements some Turkish (songs, colors, numbers or similar), information about common understanding for personal care and hygiene, and some basic physical exercises and more.
°We also distribute food, water, baby diapers, etc. to refugees that have been caught trying to cross the sea to Greece. We are called by the military when this happens, and it can happen at any point during the day.
/!\ The Village is not a refugee camp!
House in Nizip:
We opened a community center in Nizip, near the Syrian border at the spring of 2019. Help is needed to take care of the children while their mothers are in class. Since the office has just started, the activities are still limited (workshops on making soap, candle and facial cream, and how to make bracelets)..
°It is a women center, men volunteers unfortunately can not be accommodated.
°We prefer volunteers with experience with children and over 20 years old.
Babysitting / child care
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
- You will be in contact with persons from all over the world
- You will learn a lot from the children we host
- You will be in contact with animals, and you can take care of them if you want
- You can learn how to build and cultivate
- You can learn how to cook food from all over the world
- You can enjoy yourselves :))
Village in Çeşme:
The volunteers' job is to help around in the village : 1/ Fieldwork: our permaculture work is in progress; 2/ Animal care: we have sheep, chickens, cats and a dog; 3/ Building new spaces to host refugee women, their children and the volunteers; 4/ Maintain the hygiene - cleaning all living space (like you would do in your own houses; 5/ Taking care of the children. You can also help with the distributions in the refugee settlements and play/entertain the children during the mobile education program. We also undertake repairs, construction-skilled people are more than welcome :)
/!\ Do not hesitate to tell us if you have a specific idea of work in mind, we are open to initiatives!
Whether or not you speak Arabic or Turkish we would love your help, although both are an asset.
We welcome all help, but are specifically looking for:
- Electronics / solar engineering
- Permaculture and organic farming
House in Nizip:
The volunteers' job is to help around in the house : 1/ Taking care of the children while their mothers are in class; 2/ Maintain the hygiene in the house at all times; 2/ Prepare the allocated room for workshops for refugee women prior to class; 3/ Keep the garden in order and bring all children toys back to the children room and keep the room clean and tidy.
English, Turkish, Arabic
Village in Çeşme
Our Village is 3km away from Çeşme. We accommodate the volunteers from all over the world in our village. We have separate rooms for men and for women volunteers. It is a self-sustainable village and we live together as a big family. We eat mostly vegetarian meals which are served three times a day. Besides that, there is free filtered water, coffee and tea all day. Showers and toilets are shared. We have washing machines if you need that. We regularly bring refugee women and children to our Village. While the mothers are participating to our workshops, the children are taken care of by our volunteers. They usually stay 5-7 days. There is an off day for all volunteers during the week. Çeşme is a touristic town. There is plenty to explore around in the province. You can eat ice cream in Çeşme, spend your day at the beach or go on a trip to nearby places (for example Ephesus, Chios, Alacati, Pamukkale, the ruins of Troy, etc.).
House in Nizip (female volunteers only)
The location of the accommodation is in the center of the town of Nizip. There is also a small garden for your use. The ground floor is a social area, There is a big kitchen where the volunteers can cook their own food. The first floor is for the workshops for the refugee women and a room for the children. On this floor we also have an office space. The top floor (second floor) is used only by volunteers. There is one big room (4 beds), a bathroom with a toilet and a kitchenett. There is also a big terrace. This is a private space for the.
Village in Çeşme:
Our introductions are on Fridays afternoon, so please try to arrive on a Friday not later than 5PM!
After you arrive to İzmir airport you can take the airport shuttle - HAVAŞ bus to Çeşme OTOGAR (the last station). The ticket costs TL 30 and it takes not more than one hour and fifteen minutes. You can check HAVAŞ timetable here:
House in Nizip:
Please consult with the Project Manager in Nizip about your travel plans and your itinerary.
After you arrive to Gaziantep airport you can take the airport shuttle - HAVAŞ bus to Nizip OTOGAR. The ticket costs TL 20 and it takes not more than forty minutes. You can check HAVAŞ timetable here:
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
9h30 - 12h / 14h-17h
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