Sosyal İçerme ve Eğitim Derneği (BUHAYAD) was, in 2005, established by a group of philanthropists under the name of Burdur Huzurevi Yaptırma ve Yardımlaşma Derneği for strengthening the structure of society by means of meeting all housing, health and safety code requirements and providing shelter facilities that they need in Burdur.
One of the main objectives of Association, which was to build a sheltered housing for safeguarding the elderly people’s decent standard of living could not have been realised because of the lack of financial support and capacity.
Among the aims of our association is to raise understanding and awareness on elderly people’s needs, problems, expectations, health and wellness etc.. So in the light of life-learning pirinciple in 2018, we prepared an Erasmus+ Project, Ageingtogether, for the elderly people over 60 for improving the integration of the elderly by providing them with digital literacy, which was actually recognised as a basic human need. The project is submitted by BUHAYAD, as coordinator, to the Turkish National Agency under the European Union Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships Programme in the field of Adult Education call for proposal 2018. After evaluation process it is granted by TNA. The project started October 1 2018 and the duration is 2 years.
We worked together with Burdur Governorship to develop another Erasmus+ Project, DemCare- “Developing New Care Approaches for the Families of Alzheimer Patients” in 2019. The submission was issued by Burdur Governership as coordinator. This project is also granted by TNA and Buhayad is a partner of this project. The duration of the DemCare is two years. It is planned to be completed by 31 October 2021.
Instead of investing in building a nursing home for elderly, that requires serious financial capacity, we considered to focus on subjects effecting social life, adult education and to contribute to social development by means of activities, organizing events, developing and implementinf projects. Thus it is decided that the regulations of the association, the name as well, should be amended. The amendment proposal was accepted by the General Assembly. The new regulation and the name of the association is in effect as of 2020.