Sabancı University students visited Hatay within the scope of the "Disaster Awareness and Relief Management" course, which was implemented as of the 2023-24 Academic Year. Sabancı University students, who came together with Enerjisa Hatay Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School teachers and students, also held meetings with earthquake victims in the Tiny Houses Project and EnerjiSa Container City camp areas.
On December 1st a group of our university students visited Hatay within the scope of "Disaster Awareness and Relief Management" course, offered by Sabancı Business School as of the 2023-24 Academic Year, in response to the February 6th Earthquake in Kahramanmaras and following a series of seminars and lectures given on the topic during the past academic semester.
The Enerjisa Hatay Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, EnerjiSa Container City, and Tiny Houses Project were included in the visit program attended by students taking the "Disaster Awareness and Relief Management" course, and supported by Sabancı Foundation, TEMSA and Enerjisa.
Sabancı University students came together with the teachers and students of Enerjisa Hatay Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, which started its educational activities in the 2023-24 period, and received information about the facilities at the school. Meeting earthquake victims during their visit to the EnerjiSa Container City and Tiny Houses Project students will evaluate their experiences and conclusions within the scope of the "Disaster Awareness and Relief Management" course.
Stating that they aim to raise awareness in students both professionally and personally, Raha Akhavan, who delivers the "Disaster Awareness and Relief Management" course, said, "It is very important to learn from the February 6 earthquakes and consider past experiences in planning for possible future disasters. During our visit to Hatay, we enabled our students to see the consequences of the disaster on-site and to draw conclusions from the experiences by meeting with the earthquake victims. Our goal is to transform our students into ambassadors for disaster awareness and preparedness in their society, families, and environments.”
As part of the visit, Ayşegül Toker, a member of the Sabancı Business School, met with women residing in the EnerjiSa Container City. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways to improve social opportunities and empower women to take the initiative in developing projects that can contribute to the betterment of life in the earthquake-stricken area.