About the local hosting organizationThe workcamp will be organized in cooperation with Bademler Development Association and hosted by the inhabitants of Bademler Village. Since 2002 we have been cooperating with Bademler village in voluntary workcamps and international youth exchanges on art and intercultural learning.
About the volunteer workSince its establishment Bademler Development Association has been working on social and economic development of Bademler village through sustainable tourism and local village theater group. In addition to raising awareness and skills, the Association follows the candidacy process of Bademler Village to become a member of “Citta Slow” network. The volunteers will be building bicycle roads that will surround the village. The bicycle road will contribute a lot to the membership process of the village to the “Citta Slow” network.
Local accommodationFamily Stay / Since our volunteers will stay at village houses as their guests, volunteers will be expected to respect house rules during their stay.
About the project locationBademler Village is one of the most interesting village in Turkey, with its culture and very typical customs. It is 10kms to Urla and 60kms to Izmir. In 1969 the theatre hall of the village was constructed and up today all the inhabitants are very much interested in theatre both as audiences and actors. During the day inhabitant are working in the farms and greenhouses but in the evenings most of them become one of the actors on stage. This village is also famous for its very typical wedding ceremonies and “Sea Festival” during which all the village goes to the seaside and spend one or two days under the tents. This festival does not have proper dates, it depends on the locals will.