Kazım Demirel Sevgi Education Association: Scaling up the Down Cafe Model
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Project Info

Grantee: Kazım Demirel Sevgi Education Association

Applicant: Vefa Demirkiran

Purpose: Creating Down Cafe implementation and training guide to scale up the model 

Location: Konya

Grant Amount: 22,990 TL

Partner: Necmettin Erbakan University Ahmet Kelesoglu Department of Education and Tourism, Konya Eregli District Governorship, Konya Eregli District National Education Directorate

Period: 1 April 2014 – 31 January 2015

 

Background

People with mental disabilities are able to get vocational training and yet they are unable to practice the skills they have gained. They also find limited opportunities to participate in social life. Eregli Sevgi Down Cafe model, developed in order to secure applied training for students with mental disabilities, provides a solution.

 

Project Goals

  • In Konya:
    • Down Cafe Implementation Guide draft will be introduced to stakeholders, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Family and Social Policies to receive their feedback.
    • Down Cafe Implementation Guide for establishing and managing applied training and sheltered work places will be produced.
    • Implementation guide will be published and disseminated to relevant ministries and units in local governance. The guide will provide a road map for the ones willing to establish similar work places.

Project Results

  • In Konya:
    • Down Cafe Implementation Guide draft is introduced to stakeholders, universities, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Family and Social Policies to receive their feedback.
    • Down Cafe Implementation Guide for establishing and managing applied training and sheltered work places are produced.
    • Implementation guide is published and disseminated to 930 institutions including relevant ministries and units in local governance.
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