Changing through Art

How to expect a child’s development to be the same given the many different circumstances around the world? How to expect a child that lives in a situation of extreme poverty, hunger, or with no place to live due to a natural disaster or a conflict could have proper learning abilities? The answer is: through art! […]

Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (CYDD)

Short-documentary about Ça?da? Ya?am? Destekleme Derne?i (Association for Support of Contemporary Living) , one of the largest and most prestigious non-profit organizations in Turkey. The Association utilizes education to promote social development, in a society characterized by strict traditions and practices. (For slower internet connections, turn off the High Definition button – HD – on the right lower corner).

Social Change In The Name Of Development (Answers)

Social change cannot be entirely separated from social development; at least, not in the context of not-for-profit work. Social change does not always imply social development; and social development can be achieved without major social changes. Obviously, from the moment an entire village obtains electricity or running water, social changes inevitably occur; yet, those can only happen after development has been achieved – and not the other way around. Ça?da? Ya?am? Destekleme Derne?i, for example, provided the development (dormitories, schools, scholarships) to endorse the change. Whether the change is indeed progressive, only time can tell; as far as righteousness, the families ultimately have the option to choose whether or not to adhere to the organization’s beliefs.