Children’s Rights Children’s Books Workshops

1.1.2011 - 1.3.2011

January - March 2011
Bursa, Çanakkale, Diyarbakır, Istanbul, Samsun
Workshop Coordinators:
Leyla Sakpınar, Şiir Özbilge, Ali Arda

In every city that took part in the Children’s Rights Children’s Books project, 3-day writing and drawing workshops were held. 187 children from Bursa, Çanakkale, Diyarbakır, Istanbul and Samsun aged 9 to 14 illustrated the texts of Swedish writers, and created short stories for the drawings of illustrators. The aim of the workshops was to bring together children of the same age from different economic and social groups and from different schools so that they could experience working together. 15 children from each city took part in the writing workshop, and 30 children took part in the drawing workshop and a non-hierarchical method based on group decisions was followed in order to consolidate the self-confidence of the children.


25-26 January 2011

Beyoğlu Municipality and the Turabi Baba Library, Istanbul

25-26 February 2011
Çanakkale Municipality and the Mavitay Children’s Home for Culture, Çanakkale

28 February – 1 March 2011
Nilüfer Municipality and the Akkılıç Library, Bursa

7-8 March 2011
Diyarbakır Arts Center and the Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality, Diyarbakır

14-15 March 2011
TEGV (Education Volunteers Foundation of Turkey), Samsun