Students of European University of Lefke (EUL) Dr. Fazıl Küçük Faculty of Education have conducted many social awareness projects within the academic year of 2016-2017 and produced many example projects. They produced several projects such as “Share Life with Pioneer Women”, “Happiness to the Disabled Fellows” and “Services to the special children: Talking Garden” under the framework of “Social Service Practices” with the leadership of Assist. Prof. Dr. Anıl Görkem.
Share Life with Pioneer Women
Giving information about the project titled “Share Life with Pioneer Women” Görkem said that the students took charge in the preparation phase of the event organized by Association of Lefke and Surroundings Pioneer Women. Görkem said that the students, together with the members of the association, presented a beautiful day for the participants and added that the students organized various activities for the people who participated in the event and provided them to have a good time.
Happiness to the Disabled Siblings
Görkem stated that under the framework of the project titled Happiness to the Disabled Fellows, the students established a donation project and organized a fair aimed at two disabled siblings who receive education at the Güneşköy Disabled Rehabilitation Center for over 18 years. Görkem stated that with the income obtained with the several food prepared by the students, many needs of the siblings were met and the income was given to the family. Görkem also stated that at the end of the fair owners of some associations got information from the students and helped the siblings and added that the students were happy to see that the fair had reached its aim.
“Services to the special children: Talking Garden”
Stating that one other project of the students was a garden project aimed at the students receiving education at the Yeşilyurt Special Education Centre, Görkem said that the students designed a garden project in order to address the students’ five basic senses similar to the “sensory garden” project designed at abroad schools for students with special needs. Pointing out that the project was designed with the aim of making students’ learning fun and lasting by including the garden environment to the education process of the students with special needs, Görkem said that within the scope of the project, the students were encouraged to draw geometric shapes to the floor and play games with the materials that were recycled to promote the movement of the environment, a special field of flower cultivation was created in order to give students responsibility, and various arrangements were made to the garden to generalize the concepts of mathematics and color. Görkem finally thanked all the students, and contributing individuals and associations for taking place in these activities.