Ulusal Egemenlik ve Çocuk Bayramı, literally meaning “The Holiday of National Sovereignty and Children” is celebrated every year on the 23rd of April in Turkey. During this national day, we should not only enjoy watching children waiving colourful balloons up in the air, but also discuss the needs of disadvantaged children; especially those with special educational needs. Mutlu olan ve mutlu olmayi hak eden butun cocuklarin bayramini cani gonulden kutluyorum…
-UBUNTU- An anthropologist suggested the following game to a group of children in a tribe in Africa: He placed a basket full of fresh fruits under a tree. He then said that whoever reached the basket first in a race would be the winner of all the fruits. As he gave the signal to begin the race, the whole group held hands, ran bonded together and then sat and enjoyed the prize together.
When he asked why they had done such thing, when he had offered the possibility to one to be the ultimate winner. They replied: ” UBUNTU”– how could one of us be happy (feel happiness) while the rest are in despair, unhappy?
UBUNTU in the Xhosa culture means: “I am, because we are.”