Unobstructed Happiness for People with Disabilities
Surveys show that about 15 percent of the world's population is handicapped, and disability is the most important issue in the common problems of mankind.
For this reason, the week between May 10 and 16 is accepted by United Nations in 156 countries as a Disability Awareness Week to draw attention to the distress experienced by the people with disabilities. In order to remind our disabled people that they are not alone and to make them feel more valuable during their special days, the Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled, Tatlıses Gıda and Yadinbey Restaurant organized a traditional ‘sira’ night. 100 people with disabilities gathered together with their families for the first time at a sira night event.
The problems people with disabilities face in the areas of health, rehabilitation, environment, education and employment, reduce their motivation for their daily life. Between 10th and 16th of May, various events are organized in order to draw attention to these problems and to add color to the life of the disabled. In order to remind them that they are not alone and to contribute to their happiness, Tatlıses Gıda organized a sira night event within the scope of the social responsibility project. During the event held in cooperation with the Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled and contributions of Yadinbey Restaurant, physically-handicapped people gathered together for the first time at a sira night. Traditional steak tartar a la turca was prepared by masters of Urfa and Mehmet Dört Kardeş and Urfa Sira Night band added a novel touch to the event with the participation of 100 people with disabilities and their families.
“We Are All The Same, We In the Same World”
Kemal Demirel, the Founder and Director of the Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled: “We are so happy to participate in such a beautiful event organized in May 10-16 Disability Awareness Week. Although it was prepared within a short time, it appeared to be a very nice organization with a surprise. We constitute 1 in 3 of the society as 9 million disabled people in our country. We live in a world where nothing is known anyone. We would like to thank to Tatlises Gıda, namely Ibrahim Tatlises, Yadinbey Restaurant and Avantgarde İletişim for being here with us. There are only a few physical differences among us, we are all the same, and we live in the same world. We will perform many other big events with Tatlıses Gıda which has organized many events in several cities of our beautiful country. Thank you again for everyone who contributed, have fun!”
“We Develop New Projects For the Happiness of People With Disabilities”
Tatlıses Çiğ Köfte General Coordinator Elif Attepe said; "As Tatlıses Gıda, we aim to take part in many activities in order to facilitate the lives of the disabled and their families together with the Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled. Our first priority is their happiness. We want our disabled citizens, who are worn out and need support, to spend a beautiful day with their families. For this purpose, we are developing projects in order to ensure that they have a pleasant time. The lives of the disabled are unfortunately not so easy in our country, the environmental conditions are at the top of the difficulties they are experiencing and their lives are challenged for many reasons. We want to lift their morale, and make them feel valued. We are always with them in this difficult process.”
“Let’s Overcome the Obstacles Together”
Heval Okçuoğlu, Public Relations and Marketing Manager of Yadinbey Restaurant hosting the organization, said the following: “As Yadinbey family, first of all, we’d like to thank the Solidarity Association for the Physically Disabled, Tatlıses Gıda and Avantgarde İletişim Danışmanlığı for allowing us to take part in such meaningful organization. We know that obstacles can only be overcome hand to hand and with social solidarity. And the first condition of this is to be able to show empathy. It should not be forgotten that every person has the potential to become disabled in the future. If we can move by empathy today, tomorrow we will be able to make them live their lives more prosperously. Indeed, every individual is obliged to feel this responsibility. We are happy if we can be a hand in this special day for our fellows with disabilities.”