Teşekkürler (Hello) from Izmir! I have arrived at the second stop on my journey, greeted warmly by my hosts, local Learning Designs volunteers Hasan and Buket who quickly whisked me from the bus station after my overnight ride from Istanbul >> Izmir to the lovely Konak Square (where this video is shot). From here we will hustle off to host a fun workshop at a Ministry of Youth and Sports location for about 15 participants of all ages, talk with volunteers and attendees, and then head to meet with the coordinator of Turkey’s 2016 NGO of the Year, Pi Gençlik Derneği (aka Pi Youth Association, link is to English site).
Be sure to check back / subscribe / connect for more info on my experience with the two org’s mentioned above, as well as more on what I have been doing in Izmir (like learning to windsurf and exploring the local scenes) and for all of what is to come over the next few weeks.
*Note: For some reason I took video vertically, rather than landscape format, at the outset of the trip (including this vid, as you can see). It was silly, and I will regret the error forever, but I promise to fix this in the future 🙂