Archives September 2021

UNESCO declares 2021 as the Year of Yunus Emre, Hacı Bektâş Velî and Ahî Evran

UNESCO declares 2021 as the Year of Yunus Emre, Hacı Bektâş Velî and Ahî Evran

Every two years UNESCO’s Director-General requests National Commissions of each country to send a maximum of two proposals of possible commemorations of historical and cultural heritages. The applications are sent…

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Profit and Non-profit organizations

Profit and Non-profit organizations

If you live in the 21rst century globalized society you probably already know what profit and non-profit organizations are.  Profit organizations are businesses that are born and exist with the…

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World Tourism Day – 27th September 2021

Why do we celebrate on World Tourism Day? Many of us dream of travelling the world. If you have read Jules Verne book or seen the movie “Around the World…

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Stress: What is it and How to deal with it

Stress: What is it and How to deal with it

What is stress? Stress is defined as a response mechanism of our body to certain situations that make us feel overwhelmed and pressured. Stress is therefore not an emotion, but…

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Meet Proder Team: Rachel

Meet Proder Team: Rachel

When did you start in Proder? I started my internship in PRODER on June 23, 2021.  Did you have any previous internship or job experience before Proder? Yes, I guess…

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Backgammon or Tavla: History, rules and curiosities of Tutankamon’s favourite game

Backgammon or Tavla: History, rules and curiosities of Tutankamon’s favourite game

Backgammon, known in some regions such as Turkey as “Tavla” is one of the most popular board games in Turkey. It is usually played with guests and friends in houses…

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Sign Languages around the World

Sign Languages around the World

Sign languages are the main source of communication for deaf and mute people. Sign Language or SL is part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with…

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Eskişehir Olgunlaşma Enstitüsü, Eskisehir Traditional Art Institute

Eskişehir Olgunlaşma Enstitüsü, Eskisehir Traditional Art Institute

Two weeks ago PRODER was invited to visit Eskişehir Olgunlaşma Enstitüsü,  a public art institute located in the neighbourhood of Odunpazari in Eskisehir.  Durna Gülşen, the Institute’s Director since 2018,…

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Draughts or “dama”: History, rules and international championships

Draughts or “dama”: History, rules and international championships

Draughts or checkers is a popular board game played all over the world. It is very popular among Middle Eastern countries, although it is said that its origin might have…

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Elderly inclusion: “Playing dama with elderly people”

Elderly inclusion: “Playing dama with elderly people”

Last Friday Proder met with elderly people in Eskisehir to play dama, a board game, as part of the local project  “Social Inclusion for the Elderly”.  In the neighbourhood of…

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