Project for Diyarbakır youth comes to life
DIYARBAKIR - Anadolu Agency
Young people between the ages of 13 and 25 living in the central district of Diyarbakır are the target audience of the project, which takes its name from the city walls of Diyarbakır. Hürriyet photoThe Diyarbakır Governor’s Office has implemented a new project, titled “Festival of the City Walls,” in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sport, for the youth of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır. The project aims to reach 2,100 young people in the region.
Project coordinator Hamit Ercengiz said the goal of the project was to support the individual and social development of young people and to strengthen their social adaptation with various activities. “Young people between the ages of 13 and 25 living in the central district of Diyarbakır are the target audience of the project, particularly ones living with physical, economic and geographic difficulties. We will try to help them join social life.”
Different types of activities
He said the project included activities like “we characterize books,” “what is a scientific center,” “struggle with obesity,” “step dance with the youth” and “swimming with a smile.”
Within the scope of “we characterize books,” he said young people would be encouraged to read books and 20 successful students between 13 and 15 would be given books and also at the end of the two-month book reading activity, a book would be shown as a theater play.
He said 50 children between the ages of 13 and 16 would visit the Gaziantep Planetary and Science Center, and also documentary films would be shown at five pilot schools for two months.
“Also, within the scope of the activities, those between 15 and 25 will have talks with writers such as Sunay Akın, İclal Aydın and İskender Pala. These talks aim to reach 1,000 young people. Also for healthy living, three obesity experts will come to the city and organize seminars. ‘Struggle against obesity’ will raise awareness about this disease in Diyarbakır. Sports activities aim to make sports a lifestyle among young people. Step dance activities will be organized at Dicle University. The project also aims to reach physically and mentally handicapped children. It will help these children become adapted to social life. In this framework, 20 people between the ages 13 and 18 will join swimming activities for a month.”