May 2, 2018
The program is carried out with the financial support of the Hyogo Turkey Friendship Fund within the scope of the agreement between Turkish Japanese since 2016. The program aims to give disaster trainings for primary/secondary school students from the provinces which lived earthquake/under earthquake risk earthquake as well as to establish friendly relations between the children who come from different provinces and let them meet the Japanese culture. The fifth program was held by the participation of 24 students from Balikesir and Elazig with their school counsellors between April 28-May 02, 2018 in Ankara, Eskisehir and Bursa by the cooperation of JICA, Turkish Japanese Foundation, the Ministry of National Education and JICA Alumni.
The program started at Turkish Japanese Foundation which was full of Japanese culture activities such as origami, Kendo and Japanese songs which are supported by the Japanese staffs of JICA Turkey Office and their families. The children were interested in the program where they were able to meet Japanese culture first time in their lives and they enjoyed practising origami and singing songs with Japanese children.
Children are trying origami
Singing songs together
The group of students stayed 3 days in Ankara and visited Anıtkabir, first Parliament Building, MTA Museums and etc. Then they moved to Eskisehir by high speed train and visited several cultural and historical spots of the city. The last stop was Bursa Disaster Training Center. The center offers trainings to raise awareness and give experience on disasters such as earthquakes, storms, strong southwesters, fires, landslides and floods by using simulation technologies, and overcoming disasters with the minimum amount of damage. The student's successfully completed the training. After the termination of one week program, the students went back to their hometown with full of memories and experience.