|Hayat Sende Youth Academy Association: Let’s Remove Social Barriers|
Grantee: Hayat Sende Youth Academy Association
Purpose: Changing the negative perception of society and media towards young people who were raised under public protection
Location: Ankara, Istanbul
Grant Amount: 104.956 TL
Partner: Association of Social Workers, Habitat Centre for Development and Governance,Koruncuk Foundation,Association for Fostering and AdoptionPeriod: 2 September 2013 – 30 April 2014
Research has shown that young people who were raised under public protection are perceived showing more problematic behaviors than their peers. This mainly stems from the fact that these young people are labeled by the society and media.
"As a social worker and someone who touched the lives of children under government care I have lived with the concept of labeling for years. I’ve found the chance to reconstruct some of the concepts and review the meaning of being under government care during this project. I’ve updated what I know and added what I learned on my professional experience."
"This project made me realize that the details you just skip or see unimportant can in fact impact many people’s life deeply. I had no idea that (most of) the parents of those children are still alive. I did not know that they are quite successful in school life. Now I know, and this shook me up. I realized that some words should not be said or used without thinking whom it might affect."