Servas Türkiye held a Solidarity Meeting on March 12, 2023, and received wonderful participation from all around the Servas world. Twenty-five countries and more than 100 people, shared their support and suggestions for the earthquake survivors and Servas Peace School. During the meeting, Mehmet Ateş, proposed a permanent facility for the Servas Peace School. Like an academy, it would function all year long and would be open to any Servas projects and would be available to the local community as well. This idea received a good amount of support. After the meeting we came together with the Servas Turkish team and decided to move ahead with the idea as well as take some concrete steps.
We believe that this would be a great dream come true for Servas and should not belong only to Servas Türkiye but the entire Servas world. Therefore, we invite all Servas organizations to be part of this dream and work together as a project team of volunteers to take part in each phase of the project. Our immediate need is to create a work team of architects, project developers, fundraisers, educators, recycling project experts, environmental scientists, and those who have a huge heart who just want to do what will make this project happen, make this dream come true.
If you believe that you can be a part of this project with any kind of contribution based on your abilities, please write to usa bout what your contribution might be. We will then initiate a working group of volunteers to decide on next steps.
Read Mehmet's vision and goals for the Servas Peace School Academy. Mr. Ateş notes are preliminary and will be further developed together with the volunteer team.