When we allocated a part of our Kozyatağı office to AYDER, we never anticipated just how much the pictures painted on the walls would motivate us. We were excited and inspired by all the photographs which reflected the enthusiasm of the visually impaired mountain climbers; the smiling faces of the spinal cord paralytics or persons with Down syndrome scuba diving; and the photographs of our brothers and sisters skydiving and freed of all disabilities by flying. For several years, we have been making efforts to transform our customer/vendor satisfaction surveys into donation campaigns. We announced to our stakeholders that we would make a certain donation amount in return for each survey form filled out to evaluate us. Thus, we tried to go beyond making only material sharing with our stakeholders.
AYDER is the first non-governmental organization to sign the “Global Compact” of the United Nations.
Our dear old friend and founder of Dreams Academy,
Ercan Tutal says:
“…Do the blind dream? They do… Those who lose their dreams actually become blind!!..”
Life fades away where dreams evanesce… / Raison d’être of the human being is lost… / And life becomes a flow from dreams to reality; a dark flow for some or a radiant one for others… / Swift and inevitable.
Dreams Academy has become a permanent alternative arts and culture academy preparing young people for life. Please visit the Dreams Academy website for detailed information on their projects.