AB PROJECT : DETAILS OF THE HUNGARY MOVEMENT
Trip to Hungary, as part of WE CAN DO IT GRUNDWIG project, financed by European Union, carried out by eight-people team with the participation of İlimdar Boztaş, chairman of TEDAY - Tüm Engelliler ve Aileleri Yardımlaşma Derneği ( Solidarity to All Disabled People and Their Families Association) and Etimesgut Disabled People Council, and Fatih Başyiğit, Turkey co-ordinator of the project, began on 29 September 2013 at 18.15, with a flight from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. After about 2 hours of journey, our team reached to Budapest Airport, and after the flight, with the 2 hours of land journey, they reached to Miskolç, thirtiest biggest city of Hungary, and finally they settled in hotel.
On the 30st of September which is the first day of the project, after the breakfast, we went to the farm which belong to the Miskolç Disabled People Association established for the purpose of rehabilitation, with teams of Germany, Poland and France. In here, up to lunch, we examined some buildings which made for the conducting of service and therapy works. As a result of briefing given by local co-operators and officers, necessary informations were noted down. After, the community divided into small groups and conducted various activities in the farm. In this facility which serving mainly people with mental disabilities, for the development of physical and cognitive abilities, we carried out some works and after that, we were informed about the animals in the farm raised for meeting expenses of facility and also for using in rehabilitation.
After the lunch, we watched a dance show with folkloric music which was performed by a folkloric group content of a local festival. Meanwhile we got information about therapy horses which are educated especially for disabled people, then we performed a little bit riding a horse. At the same time, our project coordinator Fatih Başyiğit attended a meeting about planning the works with the other countries’ coordinators.
On the 1st of October which is the second day of the project we left the hotel at 08:30 am. We visited rehabilitation centre which belongs to the same institution in Miskolç all together and knowledge about the works given by the country representative and educaters were noted down. Also in this section, we attended a therapy with disabled children and determined which techniques were used in person. In the center, we examined calendar, magnet wristband etc. which were done by disabled people and we participated in this activity for a while.
After the lunch, we attended a hot spring tour which was organized by the host country.
On the third day,Wednesday, October 02, at 08:40 a.m, it was get out from the hotel all together and arrived historical Eger city which is located one and a half hours from Miskolç. In this city, which is also connected to the history of the Ottoman Empire,dungeons, walls, museums and the Eger castle with its historical cannonballs were visited. After the lunch break, it was organized a tour of the city where the mosque with its ruined alone minaret left from the Ottoman Empire and also the churches are located in and then was returned to Miskolç. After the dinner meeting where the Hungarian foot of the Project was assessed and was done prudential plans in a historical place, saying goodbye and Miskolç mobility was completed.
Our team left the hotel at 09:00 a.m on Thursday and arrived Budapest. Immediately after the tour of the Historical Castle, Heroes’ Square, the Shrine of Gül Baba and Danube, our team returned home with 20:15 flight.