I WANT TO INFORM YOU SHORTLY ABOUT BROKEN CHALK AND OUR PROGRAM.
As you know in the globalizing world people reach whatever they want. Although it seems like making life easier, unfortunately, on the other hand, there is a rapidly increasing in violence, starvation, ignorance in different parts of the world.
That’s why Education plays an important role.
What makes Education so important is that it can help us eliminate the evils, violations, and problems in society, introduce and increase the good.
Broken Chalk Foundation, in March 2019, was founded by a group of educators abroad who experienced and have been experiencing severe human rights violations in Turkey who had to ask for asylum currently in several countries.
Broken Chalk wants to draw the attention of the public and stakeholders that Education is in danger in several different parts of the World.
We are aware of the significant role that education plays in the development of societies, as well as its contribution to an individual’s future. We believe that this development and change will only occur with a social impetus and with the participation of people from all layers of society.
Broken Chalk aims to remove barriers to education and to be the voice of people who faced human rights violations at the scope of education in the world for them to overcome their challenges.
Broken Chalk opened its door to all individuals from all across the globe, from all professions, and to all individuals.
IF YOU WANT TO BE A MEMBER OR VOLUNTEER IN BROKEN CHALK OR IF YOU WANT TO DONATE YOU CAN FIND OUR LINKS ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE.
This program was prepared by the education volunteers of the Broken Chalk Foundation to contribute to building solidarity and tolerance, intercultural dialogue, and activities, emphasizing the possibilities of living together with our cultural differences.
FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO GIVE INFORMATION ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS DAY.
IT IS OFFICIALLY KNOWN AS ‘’ THE WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT.
THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY FIRST DECLARED THIS WORLD DAY IN 2002
EVERY YEAR ON 21 MAY IT IS CELEBRATED BY UNITED NATIONS AND THIS DAY IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO HELP COMMUNITIES UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND LEARN HOW TO LIVE TOGETHER IN HARMONY.
THE WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT IS AN OCCASION TO PROMOTE CULTURE AND HIGHLIGHT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ITS DIVERSITY AS AN AGENT OF INCLUSION AND POSITIVE CHANGE.
WE ARE BEGINNING WITH USA AND DR FERHAT OZTURK IS GOING TO GIVE US A PRESENTATION ABOUT “Community Engagement Activities’’
- Dr. Ferhat Ozturk is the events coordinator of Raindrop Foundation San Antonio since 2019.
Dr. Ozturk received his Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2007 and studied at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as a postdoctoral researcher. He served as founding chair of the Molecular Biology and Genetics Department of Canik Basari University in Samsun, Turkey.
Following the July 15th coup attempt, Dr. Ozturk was among the persecuted academicians; thus, he left Turkey and resettled in the US in 2016. He worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Alma College of Alma, Michigan.
As a long-term human rights activist, Dr. Ozturk serves at various committees of the Advocates of Silenced Turkey (AST) and is the spokesperson of Scholars Rights Watch (SRW), which focuses on raising awareness about the persecuted academicians.
To download the presentation from Ferhat Ozturk: About Raindrop Foundation comp
- Isa Erbas (ALBANIA)
DR Isa ERBAS is a lecturer at the Department of Education and English language, Beder University, Tirana-Albania. He is also an administrator at the Turgut Ozal High School Tirana. Dr. Erbas has worked in different educational institutions since 1999.
His presentation is about
‘’The significant role of youth in advancing intercultural dialogue in society’’
- KERIM KARA (NORWAY)
I hold a Master’s degree in linguistics and worked as a language teacher in an international school in Vietnam for 8 years.
I have been living in Norway since 2017.
I have been the project manager of the Language and Culture Association in Trondheim since 2018 and working as a coordinator at Church dialogue Center since 2020.
He is going to make a presentation with the title ‘’ Celebration of diversity”
To download the presentation from Jerim Kara: Språk og kultur – 18.pptm
- MUSTAFA OZ (ROMANIA)
I have been working in Romania since 2000. During this period, he worked as a teacher and school manager (16 years) at Lumina Educational Institutions operating in Romania. Since September 2020, he has been working as the manager of Ass. for dialog And Universal Values-PresidentAss. for dialog And Universal Values-President
He is going to make a presentation about the ‘’multiculturalism in Romania’’
To download the presentation from Mustafa Oz: Cultural diversity in Romania-4
AFTER THE PROBLEMS IN TURKEY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE MOVED TO DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ALL AROUND THE WORLD. AND I BELIEVE THAT THIS MOVEMENT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE WORLD. AND THESE INTERACTIONS WILL ENABLE SOCIETIES TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER, AND PERHAPS REDUCE PROBLEMS AND HOSTILITIES BETWEEN SOCIETIES.
Burhan Kasap, Moderator