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Alternative Camp Second Group (1-8th July)

The second group was from Metin Sabancı Spastik Çocuklar Merkezi in Istanbul. They were spastic.

What's spastic by the way?
Spastic is a disease that prevents control of the muscles. When a part of one's brain that manages muscles gets damaged between 1-4 years old, one will be called spastic. Some of them get damaged not only a part of brain that manages muscle, also a part of brain that manages mental. So there are those who have both of mental disorder and physical disabilities.

They can not do what we do in daily life.
Some of them can not take a shower by theirselves, can not take their shoes off by theirselves, can not walk or can not speak clearly.

But they have abilities that we might not have (as ip-san wrote before).

For example they understand others' feelings from voice, faces or atmosphere more than us. For them, it might be normal to have these abilities and we might be lack of these abilities.

I think everybody has disabilities. Because we are all human beings.
There is no perfect person.

That's why we love and help each other.

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by ecaep_dlrow | 2006-07-31 18:00 | 日記

Alternative Camp First Group (25-27th June)

I started to work at Alternative Camp on 25th June.
When I arrived the camp, there was already one handicapped group.
The group was from Altı Nokta Körler Derneği İstanbul Şubesi that was an association of blind people.

In Alternative Camp, a handicapped group (10-20 persons) comes here and stays for a week for free.
They enjoy the camp playing with a ball, swimming, diving in the sea, dancing, learning English and making something together.
They just stay for one week. So groups come here one after another.
That's why this blind group is first group for me.

I spent time with them for just 3 days.
But I learned a lot of things.
WE are seeing things without consciousness. To do something with blind people was really great experience for me. Because I could understand what was blind. I had known it but that had been just knowledge. I mean I could feel what is blind. Those who are blind from birth dream with just sound. There is no image...

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by ecaep_dlrow | 2006-07-23 09:05 | 日記

Alternative Camp

http://www.alternativecamp.org/
this is the web site of the camp that i am working for.
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by ecaep_dlrow | 2006-07-21 08:11 | 日記

Trip to the West Coast of Turkey

Jun. 13 Yalova, Bursa

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Jun. 14 Bergama

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Jun.15 Kuşadası, Didim

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Jun.16 Milet, Priene

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Jun.17 the Samos (Greece)

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Jun.18 Çanakkale, Truva

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by ecaep_dlrow | 2006-07-11 06:57 | 旅行