Turkey's Changemakers: Ati Youth and Sports Club Association Creates Hope for Future of Youth in Hakkari
The project is financially supported by the Prime Ministry’s Social Support Program.The latest episode of “Turkey’s Changemakers” features the Ati Youth and Sports Club Association, which is conducting projects geared toward youth in Hakkari.
The Ati Information Technologies Academy, established by the Ati Youth and Sports Club Association, aims to train information and communications technologies specialists. The project is financially supported by the Prime Ministry’s Social Support Program (SODES) and is realized with the support of the Hakkari Provincial Directorate for National Education and the Youth for Habitat Association. Workshops are offered to youth in four areas; call center operation, web design, computer operation and networks. Over the course of the project, 140 participants received training.
The Association implemented numerous projects with the goal of preserving the cultural legacy of Hakkari. These projects were supported by the Turkish Republic Ministry of EU Affairs’ Centre for European Union Education and Youth Programs. Among such projects are ‘Documenting and Promoting Our Cultural Legacy’ (2006) and ‘Women’s World in Design’ (2007), which offered carpet designing courses for women with the goal of encouraging their participation in social and economic life.