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Erdogan Kahyaoglu & Sibel Cetingoz

Informel Egitim-cocukistanbul

2018, 2019

Participated in edition:

About the host:

Informal Education-cocukistanbul is located in Turkey’s only industrial heritage, the “Energy Museum” that served as the only energy power plant in Turkey and Istanbul for more than 70 years. We are running interactive education programs in the museum for children starting from pre-school up to high school where the primary and secondary school age groups are the main target. Our mission is to reach the disadvantaged children which can be considered as the children attending to public schools and we do so by providing the programs price free to them with sponsor support. We are an active institution in the international informal education area with joint projects, and various types of partnerships.

About the event:

Istanbul will be joining the event for the second time this year and we are very excited to have making it possible. Sustainability is a topic we have been concentrated for more than 6 years partly within our long run “energy education program” for school children from a variety of age range and as a separate program, “Our planet has a message!” which still is current. The GCD 2019 event not only supports our efforts to increase awareness and motivation of children to act for solutions about this crucial topic but also increases their understanding that they are not alone to deal with this issue and they are a real “power of change” together with their peers all over the world. We wish and hope the GCD 2019 Istanbul that we will be hosting within the Museum premises, will strengthen the ties between the children of the world and support their rising struggle for climate and the future of the planet for all beings…

Title: Architects of the Future

Team: Bora, Ecrin, Ali, Ayşenur, Berra (Age: 8 - 10)

Topic: Raw materials



We think using bamboo that grows faster and is stronger then wood is a better solution. We can grow bamboo in the desert because deserts are empty and better to use for them. Water will be taken from the sea, cleaned and stored in pools. Drones will do the watering, maintenance and control automatically. Drones and the system will work with solar power. Hot sand can also be used for energy production.

Title: Children of Nature

Team: Zelalsu, Peri, Uluç, Deniz, Umut (Age: 10 - 12)

Topic: Cities and roads



Part of the forests are destroyed for housing and roads. People often own more than one house. We decided to develop a project to install houses on the sea. This way we can protect the land. We also put propellers so that houses can move around with the people. On top of
the houses there are terraces where you can produce your food.

Title: DTC (Dreams come True)

Team: Ayda, Gökalp, Şevval, Arda, Zeynep, Miraç (Age: 11- 12)

Topic: Materials and pollution



We developed a system to replace wood in furniture production and construction needs. This system collects sera gasses and toxic gasses from factory chimneys and places with dirty air. It filters the air and converts the gasses to solid raw material through chemical processes. These raw materials will be used for furniture and construction.

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