İzmir Disabled Week Meeting Events

Izmir Disabled Persons Week Meeting Events
İzmir Disabled Week Meeting Events

Working for a barrier-free city with the slogan "Everyone is Different, Everyone is Equal", İzmir Metropolitan Municipality organizes "Meeting"-themed events that bring together disabled and non-disabled individuals as part of the 10-16 May Disabled Week. On the first day of the week, İnciraltı Therapy Garden will be opened for the elderly, disabled and children, where the healing power of nature is highlighted.

Mayor of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç SoyerIn line with the vision of Istanbul, which strengthens the barrier-free İzmir target with the understanding of “Another Disability Policy is Possible”, activities with the theme of “Meeting” were planned within the scope of the 10-16 May Disabled Week. The program will be held tomorrow by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor. Tunç SoyerIt will start with the opening of the Therapy Garden, where the calming effect of nature and plants is used as a healing tool for the elderly, disabled and children. Within the scope of the Barrier-Free Spring Festival, which will start at 17.00 at İnciraltı Therapy Garden, various workshops will be held in aromatic plants workshop, barefoot track, therapeutic gardening areas, wood workshop, philosophy and fairy tale activity area, biophilia children's playgrounds interacting with nature, walking paths and sitting areas. with inclusive activities. The inauguration of the Therapy Garden was held by the President. Tunç SoyerIt will be at 18.00 with the participation of .

No barriers to sports

A sports workshop will be held in various fields such as table tennis, boccia, basketball, volleyball, wheelchair football, amputee football with the disabled athletes of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, district municipalities and non-governmental organizations on Wednesday, May 11, on the beach of Urla Sand Sea between 14.00 and 18.00.

Living Library

On the same day, the "Living Library" event will be held on the Kulturpark Wooden Stage between 18.00-20.30, in which people with disabilities and those working in the field of disability will be readers of the book, the participants will be volunteer readers, and the readers will meet with the book around a table and ask questions about their fields of expertise.

Beach tour by tandem bike

An awareness ride will be held on Thursday, May 12 at Konak Clock Tower at 18.00, where the sighted and the blind will meet and ride a tandem bicycle together. During the drive from Konak Square to İnciraltı, the pilot drivers will describe their surroundings to their visually impaired friend.

Those who facilitate the life of the disabled are not forgotten

Köstem Olive Oil Museum will be visited on Friday, May 13, between 13.00 and 16.00, in order to improve the quality of life not only for people with disabilities, but also for those who care for them. In the museum, it is aimed for the disabled and their families to get away from the stress of daily life and to produce healthy products in food workshops with their children.

“We Have Something To Tell”

Disabled people and people working in the field of disability will talk about their experiences with the “We Have Something to Tell” panel on Friday, May 13, between 18.00 and 21.00 at Kültürpark Wooden Sahne, where the rights-based perspective on disability is discussed.

Awareness in My Hands Project

Within the scope of the Awareness in Your Hands project, which aims to spread awareness of the disabled with a different concept every year, the final event will be held on Saturday, May 14, between 11.00:17.00 and 14:XNUMX at the Historical Gas Factory. Within the scope of the project, awareness and discourse trainings were given to university students first, and then to high school students with these volunteers. University and high school students who participated in the trainings carried out art-based studies on disability awareness in primary schools. In the final event to be held on May XNUMX, these outputs consisting of painting, theater, puppet show and short film will be presented.

The first activity for blind and deaf children to do together

On Monday, May 16, 2022, at 14.00, blind, blind, and deaf children will be brought together and a workshop will be held where ceramics made of clay will be held at the Izmir Touchable, Handicapped-Free Modern Arts Museum in Ornekkoy Social Projects Campus. The workshop will be the first event where blind and deaf children will work together. A visually impaired vocal artist will accompany the event with his songs.

The week will end with a kite festival at 17.30 in İnciraltı Therapy Garden.

Günceleme: 10/05/2022 12:54

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