THE NESIN FOUNDATION

CREATION:

THE FOUNDATION NESIN WAS CREATED IN 1972 BY AUTHOR AZIZ NESIN.

INCOMES:

THE LARGEST PART OF THE INCOMES OF THE FOUNDATION COMES FROM THE SALE OF AZIZ NESIN'S WORK. THE FOUNDATION ALSO ACCEPTS .

PEOPLE WILLING TO SEND DONATION CAN DO IT VIA THE FOLLOWING LINK : NESIN VAKFI

http://www.nesinvakfi.org/bgshsplr.php

 

CHILDREN OF THE FOUNDATION:(STATUS AT JUNE 98)

FOUNDATION NESIN TAKES CARE OF 34 CHILDREN AND YOUTH.THE DISPATCHING BY EDUCATIONAL LEVEL IS AS FOLLOWS:
 
 

PRIMARY SCHOOL:9 CHILDREN, SECONDARY SCHOOL: 5, HIGH SCHOOL:13, UNIVERSITY:5. MOREOVER, TWO OF OUR CHILDREN HAVING FAILED THE UNIVERSITY ADMISSION EXAMS LAST YEAR FOLLOW PARTICULAR COURSES TO RETRY THIS YEAR. TO DATE, SIX OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE BEEN "GRADUATED" FROM OUR FOUNDATION. TWO OF THEM ARE MARRIED. AMONG OUR GRADUATES WE COUNT A PROFESSOR, A BOOKSELLER, AN EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, A SOCIAL WORKER, AND TWO EMPLOYEES IN THE FOOD SECTOR.

WE ARE WAITING FOR " GRAND CHILDREN OF FOUNDATION ". UNFORTUNATELY AZIZ NESIN COULD SEE NEITHER THE GRADUATION NOR THE MARRIAGE OF ANY OF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE.

ACCOMODATION AND EDUCATION:

IN 1996 THE CHILDREN OF FOUNDATION NESIN MOVED TO OUR NEW BUILDING WITH 28 ROOMS. THE OLD BUILDINGS WILL BE RESTORED FOR THE ARCHIVES STORAGE AS WELL AS FOR RECEIVING GUESTS. ONE SECTION WILL BE DEDICATED TO THE MUSEUM CALLED " AZIZ NESIN AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES ".

EACH YOUNG HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT OF THE FOUNDATION HAS GOT, FROM NOW ON, HIS / HER OWN INDIVIDUAL ROOM. THE OTHERS SHARE A ROOM FOR TWO OR HAVE GOT THEIR INDIVIDUAL ROOM AS WELL. CONCERNING THE YOUTHS AT UNIVERSITY THEY ARE LIVING IN THE HOUSES OF THE FOUNDATION IF THEY LIVE IN ANKARA OR IN ISTANBUL. ELSE, THEY LIVE UNIVERSITY YOUTH HOSTELS. YOUNG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WHO STUDY OUTSIDE ISTANBUL, COME AND HELP US IN SUMMER. THEY ARE INVITED TO LIVE IN OUR OLD BUILDINGS DURING THIS PERIOD.

WITHIN THE FOUNDATION, LOTS OF TASKS ARE CARRIED OUT BY THE YOUNGSTERS THEMSELVES: CLEANING TASKS, GARDENING, ORGANIZATION OF THE LIBRARY, THE FEEDING OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS… CHILDREN DECIDE THEMSELVES HOW TO SHARE THE TASKS.

THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE OF FOUNDATION ARE, EXCLUDING THE CONSTRAINTS DUE TO LIFE IN COMMUNITY, ARE AS FREE AS THEY CAN BE. THERE ARE NO PROBLEMS OF DISCIPLINE WITHIN THE FOUNDATION. THE EDUCATION PRINCIPLES OF FOUNDATION ARE EXPOSED IN THE BOOK CALLED " TO BE AFRAID OF THE FEAR ", FROM AZIZ NESIN HIMSELF.

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

AT THE GENERAL MEETING OF THE FOUNDATION A PRESIDENT IS ELECTED. THE PRESIDENT CARRIES OUT AUDITS. THE CURRENT PRESIDENT IS: ALI NESIN. THE FOUNDATION EMPLOYS 13 PEOPLE, VOLUNTEERS OR NOT, DISPATCHED AS FOLLOWS:

1.ALI NESIN (PRESIDENT), 2. THEO HASSELO (MENUISIER), 3. ANTY HASSELO (DRESSMAKER, TOYS, COURSE OF ENGLISH AND GERMAN) 4. GULIZ KALENDER (VICE-PRESIDENT, FILING, SPOKES-WOMAN), 5.SEBNEM GUNAY ( EDUCATION ADVISOR), 6. SERHAT TURKTAN (DIRECTOR IN CHARGE OF EDUCATION), 7.EVREN TILKI (TEACHER) 8.ARMAĞAN TUC ( REPAIRS) 9.ALI HALIMOĞLU (GARDEN AND PETS), 10.HATICE HALIMOĞLU (COOKER), 11. SEVKET OZKAN (CARPANTER), 12. KADRI AKBAS (CARPANTER), 13.SEYHAN YILMAZ (TRANSPORTAION, GARDEN)

MEMORY OF AZIZ NESIN:

AZIZ NESIN LIVES FROM NOW ON IN OUR HEARTS. ITS NOTES, 1500 ARE KEPT IN ITS LIBRARY.THEY ARE ARCHIVED AND PREPARED FOR THE PUBLICATION.

A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE NOTES WERE WRITTEN IN OLD TURKISH LANGUAGE AND IN A MESS. SO THE GROUPING TASK TAKES TIME.

FIVE BOOKS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED AFTER THE AUTHOR'S DEATH:

 " THE LETTER EXCHANGES BETWEEN AZIZ NESIN AND TAHSIN SARAC " (TURKISH ACADEMICIAN) PUBLISHER: DUSUN, 1995
 " SAY NO TO THE SENTENCE: "IT'S GOD'S WILL" / AT THE BEGINNING OF OUR SORROWS", BIOGRAPHY " PUBLISHER: ADAM, 1995
 " STILL THE CANDLE / CURRENT " PUBLISHER: DUSUN, 1996
 " SOME NICE LITTLE SINS " THEATER PLAY (SCENARIO FROM GENCO ERKAL) PUBLISHER: ADAM, 1996
 " AT LAST ", NOVEL, PUBLISHER: ADAM, 1997


THUS, THE QUANTITY OF BOOKS SIGNED AZIZ NESIN INCREASES TO 136. TWO NEW BOOKS WILL FOLLOW UP:

 " BE HAPPY NAZIM, BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES "

 " A CONSCIENCE TRIAL / MEMORY "

A DOZEN OF BOOKS IS UNDER STUDY. THE TWO WORKING ROOMS AND THE BEDROOM OF AZIZ NESIN ARE KEPT JUST LIKE THEY WERE. MOREOVER, ONE SECTION OF THE OLD FOUNDATION BUILDINGS WILL BE RESTORED AS A MUSEUM CALLED "AZIZ NESIN AND ITS CONTEMPORARIES ".

THE BIOGRAPHY OF AZIZ NESIN

 

 

 

THE ORGANISATION OF FRIENDS OF FOUNDATION NESIN:

THE FRIENDS ORGANISATION HAS BEEN CREATED AFTER THE DEATH OF AZIZ NESIN TO BRING MORAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO FOUNDATION NESIN. FOR ALL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT NURTEN TUC AT 90-212-2305256 PHONE NUMBER

PROJECTS AND NEEDS OF FOUNDATION NESIN:

            A ) THE FUTURE OF THE FOUNDATION:

THE EXPENSES OF THE FOUNDATION INCREASE DAY BY DAY, WHEREAS ITS INCOMES DROP. IT SEEMS CERTAIN THAT THE INCOMES OF THE BOOK SALES OF AZIZ NESIN, WILL NOT BE ENOUGH , TO PROVIDE FOR THE NEEDS OF THE FOUNDATION. AS THE FOUNDATION HASN'T GOT THE RIGHT TO TRADE, THE PURCHASE OF REAL ESTATE SEEMS TO BE THE ONLY MEANS OF ENSURING ITS FUTURE. CONSIDERING THE FACT THAT THE PURCHASE (AND THE SALE) OF REAL ESTATE BY A FOUNDATION IS ADMINISTRATIVELY SPEAKING VERY DIFFICULT, ANY HELP IN THIS FIELD WILL BE TRUELY APPRECIATED.

  B ) THE AZIZ NESIN PRIMARY SCHOOL :

THE CHILDREN OF THE FOUNDATION GO TO THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF CATALCA VILLAGE. ALTHOUGH AT 60 KILOMETRES ONLY FROM ISTANBUL, THE MEANS IN TERMS OF HUMAN RESOURCES AND MATERIEL ARE VERY POOR FOR THESE SCHOOLS. SO THE CHILDREN WHO GROW WITH A LOT OF CARE AT THE FOUNDATION, SUFFER FROM SCHOOL'S POOR EDUCATION. IT SEEMS URGENT TO INVEST IN A SCHOOL FOR THE SMALL CHILDREN, BUT FOUNDATION NESIN CANNOT SUBSIDIZE A PRIMARY SCHOOL.THAT SCOOL CAN BE PRIVATE, BUT FREE FOR THE POOR CHILDREN AND MANAGED BY A NON GOVERNMENTAL VOLUNTEER INSTITUTION.

A FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN HAS BEEN STARTED TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL. ON THE FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS NECESSARY ONLY TWENTY THOUSAND POUNDS HAVE BEEN RAISED.

C ) THE AZIZ NESIN ARTS CENTRE:

TO KEEP THE MEMORY OF AZIZ NESIN AND ITS THOUGHTS ALIVE, IT SEEMS IMPORTANT TO CREATE A CENTER WHERE THE FRIENDS OF THE AUTHOR COULD MEET. THIS ARTS CENTRE WOULD ALLOW, BESIDES THE CULTURAL ACTIVITIES, A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE FOUNDATION BY THE SALE OF CARDS SELECTED BY THE CHILDREN. WE ARE THUS SEEKING A PLACE IN THE DISTRICT OF BEYOĞLU IN ISTANBUL.

D ) AZIZ NESIN'S ARCHIVE:

IN THE 60 CUPBOARDS OF THE LIBRARY OF THE AUTHOR WE HAVE DISCOVERED MORE THAN 1500 FILES. MOST OF THEM HAVE GOT AN HISTORICAL VALUE AND ARE WRITTEN USING OLD TURKISH LANGUAGE. WE ARE ON THE POINT TO PROPOSE A PROJECT OF FILING OF THEM USING PHOTOS, VIDEO AND AUDIO CASSETTES OF AN AMOUNT OF 24 THOUSAND POUNDS TO THE TURKISH MINISTRY FOR THE CULTURE. INDEED, WE HAVE NO POSSIBILITY TO EMPLOY A FULL TIME PROFESSIONAL TRANSLATOR FOR THE TRANSLATION OF 25 000 PAGES, OF THE OLD TURKISH LANGUAGE TO THE CONTEMPORARY TURKISH LANGUAGE.

E ) THE " AZIZ NESIN AND ITS CONTEMPORARIES " MUSEUM:

THE LIBRARY OF FOUNDATION SHELTERS MANY DOCUMENTS RLATED TO THE RECENT HISTORY OF TURKEY, WE THINK THAT IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROTECT AND TO EXPOSE THEM. TO THIS END, IT IS NECESSARY FOR US TO RESTORE OUR OLD BUILDINGS.

F ) THE GENERAL-PURPOSE ROOM:

WE INTEND TO REARRANGE THE BASEMENT OF THE OLD BUILDINGS AS A THEATRE ROOM WHICH COULD ALSO BE USED AS A CONFERENCE ROOM. DIFFICULTIES ENCOUNTERED ARE RELATED TO FREQUENT NEARBY RIVER FLOODS AND TO THE LACK OF MEANS.

G ) ENVIRONMENT MANAGEMENT:

THIS YEAR WE INTEND, TO FIGHT THE REPEATED FLOODS OF THE NEARBY RIVER BY BUILDING DAMS AND BY PLANTING TREES. WE WILL ALSO BUILD A NEW PARK FOR THE CHILDREN.

H ) THE AZIZ NESIN LIBRARY:

IT CONTAINS NEARLY 22000 BOOKS.IT IS NECESSARY TO PROTECT THEM AND TO WRITE THEM DOWN ON COMPUTER. THE ASSISTANCE OF ANY VOLUNTEER PERSON, HARDWORKING AND TRUSTWORTHY WILL BE HIGHLY APPRECIATED.

I ) THE NEWSPAPERS COLLECTION OF AZIZ NESIN:

AZIZ NESIN HAD COLLECTED ALL THE MAIN TURKISH NEWSPAPERS SINCE 1948! THIS COLLECTION IS DIFFICULT TO PRESERVE, AND IS OCCUPYING A LOT OF SPACE. IT SEEMS URGENT PROTECT IT CONVIENENTL. AZIZ NESIN WAS SOMETIMES SO DESPERATE THAT HE WANTED TO SEND HIS COLLECTION OF NEWSPAPERS TO FURNACES. WE WOULD LARGELY PREFERE TO TRANSMIT THIS COLLECTION TO A CULTURAL ORGANIZATION.

VARIOUS NEEDS:

NORMALY OUR SMALL STUDENTS ARE LEAD TO SCHOOL WITH THE MINIBUS OF FOUNDATION DRIVEN BY THE ELDER STUDENTS HAVING GOT A DRIVER'S LICENSE. THIS YEAR OUR MINIBUS BECAME SO OLD THAT IT WAS UNUSABLE. NOW, IT'S THE BUS USED FOR WEEK-END TRIPS WHICH IS USED TO THIS END. OUR YOUNG OWNING ABUS LICENCE LEFT US FOR UNIVERSITY, AND WE WERE OBLIGED TO ENGAGE A BUS-DRIVER. A NEW SMALL MINIBUS TO PERFORM THE SCHOOL TRANSPORTATION AND THE SHOPPING IS BADLY NEEDED. WE SEEK COMPANIES WHICH CAN PROVIDE THE DAILY NEEDS OF CHILDREN AT LOW PRICES. OUR YOUNG UNIVERSTY STUDENTS NEED FOR SUPPLIES AND SMALL FURNITURES. WE SEEK SERIOUS, HARDWORKING, IDEALIST, CALM AND GENTLE PARTNERS.

VISITS:

TO COME AND SEE THE FOUNDATION:

BY CAR: TAKE THE ISTANBUL - EDIRNE MOTORWAY IN THE DIRECTION OF EDIRNE AND LEAVE AT CATALCA. ASK US TO ANYONE IN THE VILLAGE.

BY BUS: TAKE THE BUS OF CATALCA IN FRONT OF THE TOPKAPI PALACE. STEP-UP AT THE MARKET PLACE AND TAKE THE MINIBUS TO THE FOUNDATION.

UPTO NOW HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE HAVE VISITED THE FOUNDATION. THEY WERE ALL WELCOME. WE ALSO HAVE LEARNT A LOT. WE WANT TO CLARIFY SOME ASPECTS TO OUR FUTUR VISITORS TO AVOID SOME MISTAKES.

ABOVE ALL, DO NOT AMPLIFY ABNORMALY THE INTEREST AND THE FEELINGS YOU GIVE TO THE CHILDREN OF THE FOUNDATION.SOME OF OUR VISITORS THINK THAT THE CHILDREN ARE RECEIVING POOR LOVE AND LITTLE CARE. THEY EXAGERATE THEN THEIR REACTIONS OF SORROW, AND THEIR APPROACH IS NOT NATURAL. IT IS ALSO DESIRABLE NOT TO ADDRESS A GIFT TO A PARTICULAR CHILD. WE THINK THAT IT IS BETTER TO GATHER THE GIFTS AND TO DISTRIBUTE THEM EQUALY. WE ARE CERTAIN THAT YOU WILL BE SENSITIVE TO THESE DETAILS FOR THE HAPPINESS OF OUR CHILDREN. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION.
 
 

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