YOUNG CANCER SURVIVORS’ MEETING WITH ART AND HOPE
Creating tremendous impressions, the youth Project “Hands Tenacious of Life” took place in the main sponsorship of the Center for European Union Education and Youth Programmes and through many other sponsors with the hospitality of LOSEV during 6-15th July, 2009. Young cancer survivors from 6 countries including Luxembourg, Hungary, Romania, Poland and Portugal got together in Turkey, in Cappadocia & Ankara.
WHO ARE THE PARTNERS?
Fundacja ORIMARI- (Poland)
ACREDITAR – Associaçăo de Pais e Amigos de Crianças com Cancro- (Portugal)
Együtt a Daganatos Gyermekekért Alapítvány- (Hungary)
P.A.V.E.L.-Primind Ajutor, Viata Este Luminoasa- (Romania)
Een Häerz fir kriibskrank Kanner- (Luxembourg)
SPECIAL MOMENTS AT WHICH ART TURNED INTO HOPE
Gesturing creativity, freshness and innovation as one of the major objectives of the EU, this Project aims to contribute to the protection and promotion of cultural diversities through art practices and cultural activities. More specifically, the Project assembled leukemia/ childhood cancer afflicted youngsters who have completed their treatments and have many disadvantages in society, in order to attract society’s attention on cancer and give morale to cancer stricken youngsters with the message of hope.
Non-formal methods like organizing traditional art practices and handicraft workshops, simulation studies, group discussions and personal practices related to cultural activities enabled participants to discover common values of Europe as well as its cultural diversity and richness.
Thus, “Art for Hope” was the main theme of the project, emphasizing that art itself shall be a common language in giving hope and raising awareness against cancer with the positive messages. The project activities lasted for 8 days and was conducted in cooperation with local youths as well as local authorities, NGOs, communities, private sector organizations– briefly with all other supporters.
COLOURS OF LIFE
Voicing their thoughts via art practices symbolizing creativity and innovation, the youngsters inspired by Cappadocia’s magical nature rode a hot balloon called “All Colors of Hope” to give positive messages and to attract the world’s attention to the cancer. Visiting Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nevţehir and Avanos Municipalities, the youngsters got fully informed about the Cappadocia Region and also came together with Turkish cancer survivor youngsters within joyous and enjoyable activities. Furthermore, they organized an art exhibition with the precious support of Hotel Karlýk Evi and the participation of voluntary artists, in which they had a chance to share their work with masses.
Performing many other workshops especially in Ankara, the youngsters realized the differences and variety of the European culture as well as discovered its richness through the “European Art Map” they created in the end of the project.
WITH OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE ORGANISATIONS/ INSTITUTIONS
AND PERSONS FOR THEIR TREMENDOUS
SUPPORT TO OUR PROJECT.
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