Date of the event:
Friday, 27 April, 2018
Goal of the event:
The goal was to meet with homeless people with respect and observe their life, and help them to have a dinner.
Short description of the event:
Event was made with another association we cooperated before, "Çorbada Tuzun Olsun" and started with the preparations of the food that was going to be distributed to homeless people. After the preparations are done, we got together and talked about the rules while distribution (for example, not asking about their past/names -or shortly any kind of personal information-, not giving them money -to not to create a daily expectation- etc.) And then we carried all the food we had for that day from the volunteer companies/shops/people and everyone had their own duties: bread/soup/sweets offerer etc. After the offering, participants went to the association's office to help cleaning and talked about the event.
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Çorbada Tuzun Olsun Derneği
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There wasn't any problem and it went well. It was a really good experience to share something with them even if it was for a really short time. International students were also happy about it. We generally don't see homeless people during the day when we deal with our daily tasks, but sharing some time and material with them with a really respectful attitude, was a really good experience for both sides.
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