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World Down Syndrome Awareness Activity from EMU Faculty of Tourism and Famagusta Ravelin Lions Club Association

World Down Syndrome Awareness Activity from EMU Faculty of Tourism and Famagusta Ravelin Lions Club Association
Published Date: Friday, 1 April 2022

Famagusta Ravelin Lions Club Association organized a “Cooking Workshop” activity as part of the 21 March World Down Syndrome Awareness Day. The said organisation was hosted by the Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Tourism Faculty. In the event attended by individuals with special needs from İrfan Nadir Rehabilitation Center for persons older than 18, the faculty team led by EMU Tourism Faculty Gastronomy and Culinary Arts program academic staff member Sen. Inst. Mine Adalıer made pizza with those attending. After the cooking workshop, where individuals with special needs had fun and spent useful time whilst integrating with the community, those attending shared the pizzas made. At the end of the event, EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç and Sen. Inst. Mine Adalıer were presented plaques of appreciation. At the same time, a certificate of appreciation was presented to the chair of the center, interns and faculty assistants by the Association’s Executive Board Members. The workshop participants were presented a certificate of participation and wooden spoons which have their names on them.

“I Hope This Awareness Spreads Like a Wave”

Making statements about the event, EMU Tourism Faculty Dean Prof. Dr. Hasan Kılıç said, “Today is a very special day. We have exhibited a very good example of the collaboration between the university and non-governmental organizations. As part of the 21 March World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, many institutions and organizations are working together to raise awareness on this issue. I would like to thank Famagusta Ravelin Lions Club Association for fulfilling this task. We did our best to contribute to this meaningful day. We made pizza with our young friends who joined the event within our faculty. We shared their excitement. But in fact, the aim was to spread the meaning and importance of today both to the world and to our country, and to emphasize how important they are to us. I would like to thank Famagusta Ravelin Lions Club Association, İrfan Nadir Education Center and EMU Education Faculty, Special Education Department for making this event happen. I hope this awareness spreads like a wave.”

President of the Famagusta Ravelin Lions Club Association Çiğdem Duvarcı said, “As part of the 21 March World Down Syndrome Awareness Day, our Famagusta Ravelin Lions Club Association organized a beautiful event in collaboration with EMU Tourism Faculty. Today, we made pizza together with more than 10 young individuals who joined us from the İrfan Nadir Rehabilitation Center. It is very important for individuals with Down syndrome to be integrated into social life and exist in society. We are very pleased to witness their happiness on this awareness day as well. Thank you very much,”.