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Mersin Finds Its Voice

Project dates2014

Project fieldMersin

collaborations Mersin City Directorate of Culture and Tourism SODES

PROJEct summary

It has been maintained that the students who participate in the project discover the history of their own families, neighbourhoods and vicinities via the daily lives and discourses of those who live and experience it. Thereby it has been aimed that by providing the grounds for communication and interaction between generations, implanting a consciousness based on solidarity as a result of regarding those who write history and bequeath their legacy as human individuals

Target Group

  • Students enrolled in primary and middle-high schools

Project Aims

  • To improve social interaction
  • To contribute to the development of social memory
  • To internalise the concept of social research
  • To support the personal development of youth and children


  • Oral history trainings and workshops
  • Field work (Interviews)
  • Assessment – Evaluation & Reporting