AYDER Mirora incessantly supports the Alternative Life Association (AYDER) which is established to accomplish its mission in the expedition to "Turkey without Disability" by offering alternative solutions to "Disability" phenomenon for the disabled and all disadvantaged groups and producing innovative and sustainable projects since 2005. It has been transformed into a platform which will reintegrate a lot of disabled and socially disadvantaged groups to the economy as both producers and consumers. While most foundations try to develop products since their establishment, AYDER has become a society to streamline the works performed since 1997 under a single roof. AYDER, having been founded in 2002, had already implemented products such as Diving is Freedom and Alternative Camp which had an overwhelming effect in 1997. AYDER planned and implemented many innovative projects such as Reha Istanbul Fair in 2004, Tourism without Disability in 2006 and Dreams Academy in 2008. When we allocated a part of our Kozyatağı office to AYDER, we could not completely foresee how much the pictures painted on the walls would motivate us. We were excited and inspired by all photographs which reflected the enthusiasm of the visually impaired mountain climbers; smiling faces of the spinal cord paralytics or persons with Down syndrome who scuba-dive; and the photographs of our brothers and sisters who sky dive and are freed of all disabilities by flying. For several years, we have been making efforts to transform our customer/vendor satisfaction surveys into donation campaigns. We announced to our stakeholders that we would make a certain amount of donation in return for each survey form filled out to evaluate us. Thus, we tried to go beyond making only material sharing with our stakeholders. AYDER is the first non-governmental organization which signed the "Global Compact" of the United Nations. Mirora also adopted and signed this Global Compact whereby universal ethic principles are clearly defined.
Our dear old friend and founder of AYDER and Dreams Academy,
Ercan Tutal says:
"...Do the blind dream? They do...Those who lose their dreams actually become blind!.."
Life fades away where the dreams evanesce... / Raison d'être of the / human being is lost... / And life becomes a flow from dreams to reality; a dark flow for some or a light one for the others... / Fast and inevitable.
Dreams Academy has become a permanent and alternative arts and culture academy preparing the young for the life.
Please visit the WEB website of the Dreams Academy for detailed information.