We encourage everyone who has a specific set of skills they would like to share and want to volunteer with Small Projects Istanbul to contact us, because it will lead to very interesting workshops, both for the children and the rest of the volunteers.
We run many workshops during the year and these are a few of the most successful ones.
Run by three volunteers with backgrounds in photography and videography, 12 students gained the technical skills to shoot and edit their own short films. The finished shorts were screened in Turkey and abroad, to allow participants the opportunity to self-represent. The intended outcome of the program was youth development through the building of confidence, teamwork, communication, responsibility, and respect for one another.
28 children, from 9 to 15 years old, got offered 2 hours of knitting and 2 hours of crochet a week for 2 months, so that they could learn to produce gloves, berets and scarves.
In 2019, we organized a Computer Generated Graphic workshop, aimed to convey ‘design thinking’ ideas to students, teaching basic design elements and explain the requirements of software through different tools. The workshop was provided for a 2 months cycle, 4 hours a week, to 9 young people from 15 to 19 years old.
Scratch is a programming language and an online community specified for children so they can program and share interactive media such as stories, games and animation. The activity aimed to teach problem solving by using algorithmic thinking. The participants had a comprehensive idea about Scratch and they were able to use it for building a simple game, interactive media or simple animations. The workshop involved 14 children from 8 to 12 years old, 2 hours a week for 2 months.