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AYDER Alternatif Yaşam Derneği (AYDER)

Date of foundation 2008
Internet site www.ayder.org.tr
Cause Health, Disabled
For Profit or Not For Profit Not For Profit
Contact Ercan Tutal
Auditor Mali tablo UNDP tarafından incelenmektedir

Mission & Activities

Dreams Academy is a project of Ayder (Alternative Live Association). It is realized with the suport of Vodafone Foundation Turkey and UNDP and Turkish Ministry of Development.

In Dreams Academy, we are providing art worskhop every day of the week for socially and physically disadvantaged people. We have a building in Atasehir and in Besiktas.

All these workshops are free of charge and all trainers are volunteered. We have also volunteers from university.

The workshops can be:

  • Painting => we participated this year to Mammut Art exhibition with the painting of students
  • Rythm
  • Yoga
  • Drama
  • Cooking
  • Dj'ing
  • Sign language

Some of the projects of Dreams academy are social income generating models:

  • Dreams kitchen: employs 5 students with intellectual disabilities learning them professional skills above earning income
  • D-film: Produces videos and taking photographs on social event
  • Social inclusion band: formed in 2009, it is now playing in Babylon every month
  • Dreams Company: project developed by student of the drama workshop; 90% of students have hearing impairment; they staged a theater play and  are performing on a regular base.

We have also projects with well-known and reputable corporate like Koç Holding, Garanti Bank, Mapfre Insurance, Roche, Peugeot, etc. to raise awareness among their company 'employees on how to approach disability.

Main figures & Metrics

  # students # hours workshops/week # volunteers Revenues (TL) Operational expenses (%)
2011 150 30 100    
2012 170 30 120    
2013 360 22 600    


Source of funds

100% Vodafone Foundation Turkey

Board & staff

General ManagerErcan Tutal

Bank details

TLTR 87 0006 2000 3440 0006 2986 52
$TR 65 0006 2000 3440 0009 0918 72
TR 92 0006 2000 3440 0009 0918 71

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