Erasmus Student Network organized an initiative Social Inclusion Days where more than 500 local associations in 40 countries hosted events that raised awareness and took action about volunteering and disability from 27th of November until 10th of December. As ESN Gazi, we contributed to this initiative by organizing 10 events.
1)28th of November, Prepearing New Year Calender : We made two new year calenders in order to donate them to the Schizophrenia Associations Federation and Chengel Cafe with Erasmus students. In these calenders, we hid special gifts to each day.
2)28-29-30th of November, Mapping Day : We took pictures of the works for our disabled friends in the Gazi University main campus and made a video by putting together all the pictures.
3)1st of December, Sharing is Happiness : We had a dinner with the people we do not know and also who are in a bad condition. We didn't only share our food, we also shared our feelings.
4)1st of December, Charades : We played charades with Erasmus students to sympathize with the people who have hearing diabilities.
5)1st of December, Guess Challenge : We guessed some objects while our eyes were closed to sympathize with the people who are visually impaired.
6)6th of December, Collect for Children : We donated gloves, scarves, story books and coloring books for children with Help Volunteers Community.
7)6th of December, Let's Keep Our Campus Clean : We collected garbage around the main campus.
8)7th of December, A Workshop on Disabilities : Our teacher Büşra Uslu made a presentation that we discussed international laws and perception of disabilities, what it was yesterday and what it is today. We learned help extent to disabled people around the world. Most importantly, we addressed what we can do as students to be a part of the help circle.
9)8th of December, Dialogue in Silence : We talked to each other only by writing in order to sympathize with the people who have hearing disabilities.
10)8th of December, Dialogue in Dark : We made a conversation while our eyes were closed. By this, we were able to understand the people who are visually impared.