The Rehabilitation of the Street Children Project

2006: Sevim Ak participated in the “reading activities” that are a part of “The Rehabilitation of the Street Children Project”. The project was started with the co-operation of United Nations Development Pro- gramme (UNDP) and GAP. For this project, libraries, computer and theatre workshops were arranged in order to enhance the personal and social development of the street children in Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa and Batman. The “reading activities” were organized with the purpose of drawing considerable interest to the usage of libraries. The writers of Can Publishing House as well as many actors and actresses took active roles in the project. Five public librar- ies were built and approximately 15.000 children’s books were donated to these libraries. In total, the project reached 815 children in Batman, 750 children in Şanlıurfa and 330 children in Gaziantep. 2006-2007: Sevim Ak took an active role in My Library Project carried out with the co-operation of Commu- nity Volunteers Foundation (TOG) and Can Publishing House. The project aimed to renovate and improve the conditions of 10 libraries in different regions of Turkey., In the public libraries of Ankara, Antalya, Aydın, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Malatya, Manisa, Sakarya, Samsun and Şanlıurfa, “reading activities” were held with the participation of children’s books writers and actorsandactresses. Sevim Ak participated in the “reading activities” that took place in the public libraries of Antalya, Aydın, Manisa and Sakarya. During these activi- ties, she emphasized the importance of developing enthusiasm for reading.