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10. Youth work

10.7 Raising awareness about youth work

Last update: 28 March 2024
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  2. Key initiatives

Information providers

Youth centres can be seen as the grassroot organisations of youth consultation about youth work. Youth Centres in the provinces and districts operate as formal consultation mechanisms on the local level to engage young volunteers in youth work and promote youth work among young people. Primary agents of youth work in youth centres are youth leaders. In 432 youth centres more than 800 youth leaders perform their duty. Since young people are the integral actor in designing and implementing the youth work together with youth leaders, these young people become prospective youth leaders.

Besides, the camp leaders, who are the main actors in carrying out youth camps can be seen as ad hoc  voluntary youth workers. Principally, camp leaders function on voluntary basis. Camp leadership ensures the attraction of participants of youth camps into taking active part in youth work. Camp leaders are selected from participants of youth camps by the Ministry, and they undergo a training called camp leadership training under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Key initiatives

The key initiatives for ensuring awareness-raising on youth work consist in The "GönüllüyüzBİZ" (We are Volunteers) Platform and The "GSB BİZ" Platform

The "GönüllüyüzBİZ" (We are Volunteers) Platform serves as an instrument for engaging youngsters in voluntary youth work.

In addition, “GSB BİZ” Platform, implemented by the Ministry of Youth and Sports aims to integrate digital transactions of young people and athletes under a single roof.