There are two activities in our European Solidarity Corps project “Hands & Paws”.
Activity 1: Unfortunately, there are so many stray cats and dogs in the streets. And most of them are ignored by the people. The activity
covers work of the survival of the patient, elderly, disabled, baby and orphan (in oral period) cats and dogs without owners. The work is in short: Assisting the surgeries, diagnosis, treatment, post op care, struggling against the viral diseases, orphan care, daily check-ups, going to the calls, feeding, adopting and fund raising activities. In order to do these tasks, we would like to host young vets as volunteers and run to the help of our stray friends with them. With the project, we will be able to save not all of the animals that need help maybe but we certainly will be able to save some of them.
Activity 2: The activity will be hosted by the Association of Sustainable Development in Sinop. This association organizes artistic and cultural activities for the sustainable development of Sinop. Their biggest project is Sinopale. Sinopale is an International Sinop Biennial. It is the second biggest biennial after the Istanbul Biennial. It has wide range of artistic and cultural events every two years and also it often meets the audience with its mid-performances between the biennials. Thus Sinop is never behind the art. But in order to realize this kind of events, a great amount of financial and voluntary support are needed. Even though the sponsors are found, the young volunteers who can assist foreign artists and curators with their artistic background are needed all the time. Voluntary support is as important as financial resources. The artist without an assistant can’t contribute in such a big event. It needs solidarity and team work. Voluntary activities are in short: being a part of the biennial working team, assisting the artists and curators, correspond with the people and the institutions, having ideas about all kinds of art and practice them, installing the materials and taking their responsibility, ushering and being participant in the workshops. Even though Sinop is a very small town, we would like to realize artistic and cultural events like the ones in the big cities with the voluntary support.
Sending Organisation: Center for Bridging Communities, Tirana, Albania
Activity Period: 10.12.2020 – 09.06.2021
Sending Organisation: Club Culturel Ali Balhouane, Tunis, Tunusia
Activity Period: 15.10.2020 – 14.10.2021
Sending Organisation: Unit, Kiev, Ukraine
Activity Period: 10.07.2020 – 09.10.2021