Youth fosters Sustainable Development Goals in Halfeti Youth Camp

Oct 10, 2017

Halfeti Youth Camp is held in Halfeti, Şanlıurfa within the scope of the “Strengthening Social Stability in Southeast Anatolia” project, financed by the Government of Japan and carried out with the technical support of United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in collaboration with GAP Regional Development Administration. Through organizing two camps with the participation of about 130 Turkish and Syrian students, it is aimed to strengthening the social cohesion between youth and to develop ideas together for sustainable development goals.

The youth camp organized in Halfeti, where history and nature meet, stands out as an important social activity supporting the exchange of experiences and ideas among university students from Şanlıurfa, Gaziantep, Kilis and Hatay, the regions mostly populated by Syrians. Within the scope of the event, organized between the dates of 3-6 October and 9-12 October 2017, workshops on Sustainable Development Goals as well as social and cultural activities are being realized.

The themes of workshops on camps where many activities such as concerts, boat trips, games and city trips took place, were Sustainable Development Goals, otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The young people participating the camps developed ideas through workshops in areas such as responsible consumption and production, accessible and clean energy, gender equality and partnerships for goals.

The project aims to provide economic and social stability in the Southeastern Anatolia Region stands out with its activities supporting social cohesion, cultural exchange and solidarity.

 

For the detailed information about the camp and the project, please visit:

http://www.gapgenclikevleri.org/halfetigenclikkampi/

http://www.tr.undp.org/content/turkey/tr/home/ourwork/syria-efforts.html

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