TDP Children’s Festival Brings Hundreds of Kids to Campus for a Day of Fun

01 May 2018 Comments Off on TDP Children’s Festival Brings Hundreds of Kids to Campus for a Day of Fun

Many of the community service groups working under the umbrella of the Social Awareness Projects (TDP) student volunteer organization are dedicated to making life better for children. To celebrate National Sovereignty and Children’s Day, TDP recently held their fourth annual Children’s Festival, hosting approximately five hundred of the children served by their projects.

The event took place at the Spring Festival area. Many different activities were offered for the children, from magic shows and dance performances to Zumba Kids and sand painting. Like last year, there was also a DJ performance for the children to enjoy.

The volunteers said that their main aim in organizing the festival was to allow children from 17 TDP projects to get together and have a special day outside their normal experience: “We wanted to create an atmosphere that would let them forget, just for a day, where they’re coming from, the difficult conditions they live under and the problems they’re having, and encourage them to have fun like any child of their age. It’s a perfect place for children to connect with other children and become friends.”

If you would like to become a part of the big TDP family and volunteer with any of their projects, you are welcome to contact the organization at tdp@bilkent.edu.tr.