Three years ago a project started. Four countries' teachers and their adult trainees participated in this. First meeting was held in Finland, the second one in Spain, the third one in Greece and the last and most striking, amazing one was in Turkey.
It was beyond a project. It was like a festival, flag-day or feast. It was a merge of people from different countries. It was the construction, establishment of friendships.
In one week, either speaking or using body language, mimics, gestures, they became blood-sisters. Everybody both worked and enjoyed themselves.
In our Public Education Center, they produced very lovely, magnificient handicrafts. They painted awesome, fabulous, marvellous superb, dazzling pictures on wooeden boxes and on small lumbers. They not only painted perfectly but also dealt with embroidery canvas. They preapeared excellent needleworks with embroidery canvasses. With those, brilliant, gorgeous, glamarous, attractive necklaces, earrings were manufactured.
We had short trips as well around. Everybody were chatting sincerely and internally at lunches, at dinners and they were bewailing why they hadn't known each other before; why they had had prejudges especially about Turkey. Spanish, Greek and Finnish friends told that they had had prejudges before coming to Turkey, They were wondering how they could pass time in Turkey; but later changed their minds; they could stay one more week with their Turkish friends. I saw Spanish group leader crying at the ceremony, with deep feelings.
So, this project was not an ordinary project; It was an exciting, efficient, profitable, fruitful, productive work which brings nations, breaks strict borders and prejudges.