We are a non-profit organization providing creative workshops for children and adults with all types of special needs. The first of it’s kind in Cappadocia, it encourages imagination, creativity and skills development through music, art, theatre and sports in a less traditional/institutional environment.
We have students of all ages with both physical and mental special needs who attend the academy from traditional government and private rehabilitation centers. They take part in dance, yoga, music,animal threapy, art and handcraft workshops. We encourage physical activity in our garden and riding the Academy’s animals.
Babysitting / child care
Cooking / shopping
Help with Eco project
Help in the house
Help with Computers / internet
This is a great place to learn about the culture of Cappadocia, Anatolia, Central Turkey... The area Cappadocia is a place which still carries the Anatolian culture. On our land we have locals working from nearby villages, and we help with each others work.
Helping with projects encouraging creative thinking, volunteers are encouraged to be as creative as possible. We work as a team and our brainstorming meetings is a place where all kind of great ideas are shared. This is a place for those who want to gain more experience working with children, boosting their creative ideas and bringing their creative projects to life.
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We are looking for volunteers to lead Creative workshops for our kids and adults with disabilities:
- Music workshop leader
- Painting workshop leader
- Theater workshop leader
- Photo and video workshop leader
- Animal-care workshop leader
- Gardening workshop leader
- Yoga workshop leader
- Dance workshop leader
- Language workshop leader
- and leaders from similar areas.
Besides of children care, we have also a small farm and ecosystem and we encourage activities and helps with animals and garden.
Someone who can help with little tasks with the animals in our farm, we have donkeys , horses , sheeps , chickens, some cats and two lovely dogs. (Taking care, feeding and cleaning)
We are open to all other skills which bring new scope of learning.
- Human experience
- Wonderful setting
- Accommodation and food
The project is to help to children and adults with disabilities by offering them artistic support through art workshops (music, painting, craft creations, photo / video ...), animal therapy through riding lessons (donkeys and horses) and their contact with nature through the vast and beautiful natural environment, farm and vegetable garden. It would be also useful for us to have professionals from hypothearpy and adaptive riding.
To help them to social inclusion through strengthening their creativity and artistic expression. and promote artistic encounters between able and disabled people.
Make change and better acceptance of others regardless of differences.
- Support intervention artists and volunteers by art with mental, physical and social disabled kids and adults.
- Provide artistic workshops (dance, music, theatre, visual arts, cinema, yoga, handcraft...)
- Organize artistic shows fulfilled by kids and adults handicap bearers (for the open air cinema).
- To create awareness about disability rights.
We have a dorm and Hobbithome on the farm; breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided, we have veg and non-veg food. our fruits and veggies come straight from our organic garden! Please keep in mind that fruits and veggies are avaliable during the season😉 If it is off season, we buy them from the market. For the meals, we are all responsible and it is a team work. In winter time, Cappadocia is very cold and less classes compared to summer season. Thus, more work is needed for farm and animal care.
Our academy is situated in the stunning Zemi Valley in Cappadocia/Turkey. The lunar landscape and fairy chimney rock formations provide plenty of inspiration.
Our workshops situated in several natural cave rooms on top of which is our organic garden. If you think that you are good at gardening, it would be a pleasure to teach us and the kids for gardening.
For animal lovers we have donkeys, pigeons, horses and a cat and her 3 kittens living on our land.
On your free time you can go for hikes in the stunning valleys of Cappadocia; if you are an early-bird you can watch the sunrise from the infamous sunrise-sunset point of Göreme which is situated just behind our farm...
On your day off you can visit the villages nearby, visit the pottery making workshops in Avanos, or spend time in town, which is a 10 minute walk from our farm.
At the farm we all have our individual work, however we like to keep the team spirit going, so our meal times are our "get together" times, we ask the volunteers to help with simple tasks in the kitchen with help clear up after the meals, and help with simple cleaning tasks. We simply like to see volunteers "feel at home" and would like to have the same response from our volunteers, too... 🙂
We have very limited internet access but we have also a place for using internet for your individual purposes.
Smoking is only allowed outside and far away from the kids. Alcohols and drugs are completely forbidden in the academy. No parties are allowed from the people outside. We can do birthday, farewell or welcome parties for the volunteers.
Our academy can host 14 volunteers during the winter time. However, for the summer season, volunteers can also stay in the outside in their tents or in our own tents. Thus, we can host at least 20-25 volunteers during the summer season, which is running from May till September.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
More than two
Maximum 5 hours a day, 6 days a week
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