Turkey Youth NGOs Platform - 5th Youth Leadership Training Program Hosted by Marmara University

Organized by the Turkish Youth NGOs Platform (TGSP) with the partnership of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Youth Leadership Training Program (GLEP) will be   held at Marmara University Mehmet Genç Kulliye between August 22 and August 26.

Minister Kasapoğlu, who started his speech by saying "Today is also the 951th anniversary of the Manzikert Victory, and I commemorate all our heroes who made Anatolia our homeland forever, and all our martyrs, especially Sultan Alparslan, with gratitude and mercy”, said "I congratulate the Turkish Youth NGOs Platform for bringing this meaningful effort and performance to where it is today. Educational processes are very important, but their continuity and sustainability is just as important as initiating them. I would like to thank and congratulate Marmara University, especially the Rector, for supporting this good effort.  He added in his words that “Everyone knows the steps taken in the last 21 years as a result of our President's youth-oriented policy understanding. We will continue to walk side by side with the youth by strengthening the youth on this path. At this point, NGOs are very important organizations, and we are walking this path together with NGOs with all our means in this direction. The spirit of volunteerism is a feeling that is already in our country's leaven. But it needs to be strengthened. The Turkish Youth NGOs Platform demonstrates this effort. Of course, within this framework, the enthusiasm and effort of our young people is the greatest hope and the greatest strength for us.” Minister Kasapoğlu continued, “The Ministry of Youth and Sports is a ministry that puts forth its opportunities for young people in every province and district of Turkey. We opened 327 Young Offices. We work to meet the demands of young people. We have strengthened our sports infrastructure and we are living the results with the medals we have won.”

He also  invited the young people who participated in the program to Ankara by saying that “Of course, youth is the greatest strength and wealth of this country. Turkey is the youngest country in Europe with more than 20 million young people. We did not and will not give way to those who want to lead our youth in the wrong direction and to despair. I believe that our young people, with their determination, foresight and efforts, did not give any credit to such efforts and gave the necessary answer. Please keep your communication with the Ministry of Youth and Sports very strong as I just mentioned. Do not forget that all opportunities are for you, our effort must be realized side by side with you. Our Ministry has a program called "In the Ministry of Youth". On this occasion, I would like to host all my friends here one day in Ankara as soon as possible and be there with you, in order to strengthen this meeting. I hope you will not leave this invitation unanswered.”

Marmara University Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt said in his speech that “I would like to state that we are very happy on behalf of Marmara University to host our young people who do such beneficial works. In addition to the education and training opportunities it offers, our university is a university that has a mission to take part in projects that serve the development and development of our country, in cooperation with Non-Governmental Organizations, which are an integral part of social life.  Marmara University, which is one of the largest universities in our country with nearly 76 thousand students, presents a new vision in its education programs with the title of Research University, which it won last year. We continue our work with the aim of providing an excellent research environment as well as education and training for our students and researchers.” Rector ended his speech by saying that “However, as I often stated when I was with the students of our university,  being a university student is not only gaining academic, scientific and technical equipment, but also gaining social responsibility awareness. We are very happy to offer support as an institution to all kinds of activities that may benefit the youth of our country. I hope that you always use your youthful energy in good and beneficial works. I wish you success in the Youth Leadership Training Program that started today and all your activities in the upcoming period. Wherever there is youth and sports, our Minister, who showed all his support and supported us as a graduate of our university. In your presence, I would like to express my gratitude to Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu”.  Then Minister of Youth and Sports Dr. Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoğlu and Rector Prof. Dr. Mustafa Kurt walk around the campus together, chatted with the students for a while and talked about the work done.

Youth Leadership Training Program (GLEP), organized by the Turkish Youth NGOs Platform (TGSP) with the partnership of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, organized the trainings in 12 cities (Eskişehir, Isparta, Istanbul, Karabük, Manisa, Muğla, Muş, Osmaniye, Rize, Sakarya, Sinop, Siirt). In the Intensive Training Camp, which is based on volunteerism in youth work and attended by 269 people, workshops will be held by instructors who are experts in their fields. Program consisting of Establishing and Maintaining a Youth Group, Effective Presentation Skills, Storytelling and Group Games in Youth Leadership, Preparing Education Programs for Youth, Creating Group Identity, Managing Group Behavior, Drama Awareness in Youth Leadership, Personality Structuring, Art Workshop and Team Games Workshops  will expire in 27th August.