The “Anti-Stress Campaign”, which was launched by Beşiktaş Municipality in July, with its motto “Beşiktaş Will Heal”, continues with stage shows. Free theater shows and stand-up performances will be held in the local parks of Beşiktaş every weekend until mid-September. Beşiktaş Mayor Rıza Akpolat invited all residents to the events.
‘Besiktas Will Heal Together’ is the main slogan of a campaign this month by Besiktas municipality to help people in the transition to the new normal. The campaign comprises many events such as meeting with psychologists, music concerts, yoga sessions and sports, which will all be held in local parks.
Beşiktaş Municipality has launched an anti-stress campaign to help people as restrictions are lifted. As part of the project, an anti-stress committee was established with psychologists at Beşiktaş Public Health Digital Management Center. Citizens will be able to meet with clinical psychologists at the events to be held in the public parks, online, or in … Continue reading Beşiktaş – Anti-stress campaign
A social media campaign, ‘gender equality begins at home’, highlighted that ‘there is no women’s business, no men’s business; there is housework’ and that ‘taking care of children is a common task of parents.’ Read more here
A serenade from home: that ist what Beşiktaş Municipality’s Children’s Choir made their gift for this year’s Mother’s Day on second Sunday of May. The children sang at home in a video for all people who could not be with their mothers due to the corona curfew on weekends.
Beşiktaş has centralised all its public health efforts in a single ‘Public Health Digital Management Centre’. The centre, set up to deal with COVID19, will remain after the outbreak to tackle further pandemics, disasters, earthquakes or any situation that threatens public health. The centre facilitates crisis communication, administration, data flows and inter-institutional coordination from a … Continue reading Beşiktaş – Digital management centre
The Beşiktaş Academy has started offering online classes launching its new Youtube channel. This initiative from the Beşiktaş Municipality has been helping students prepare for high school and university education and also supporting the personal development of our citizens aged 7-90 through culture and art courses. This service will not only enable students who are … Continue reading Beşiktaş – New educative channel
Dedicated bins for masks and gloves were placed at certain key points such as public institutions, markets and family health centres. The medical waste thrown into the waste bins will be duly disposed after they are properly collected. The current protective equipment recommendations is also bringing along the problem of medical waste. Uncontrolled disposal of … Continue reading Beşiktaş – Waste collection of masks and gloves
Beşiktaş Municipality has moved its medical consultation services online. Psychological guidance, nutritionist, family counselling and physiotherapy services which the municipality provides take place through the platform ‘Online live-video medical advice service’ within the office hours. These services help locals facing physical and psychological issues, either already existing or brought on or exacerbated by confinement during … Continue reading Besiktas – Doctors online
The municipality of Besiktas, Istanbul, has shared a video with a digital version of the traditional parade on Turkey’s National Sovereignty and Children’s Day on 23 April. Every year, this holiday is celebrated by children with various activities. Due to the corona pandemic, it was decided to digitalise the celebration. Parents were invited to send … Continue reading Besiktas – Online parade on Children’s Day
Beşiktaş has joined ‘blessing box’ programme that can turn online shopping into donations. The programme allows residents to demonstrate solidarity while shopping online by creating a shopping basket to be sent to their neighbours in need, which the municipality then delivers. It is possible to donate all kinds of products, such as foods, hygiene products, … Continue reading Beşiktaş – Online solidarity
Beşiktaş mayor Mr. Rıza Akpolat has started an awareness campaign on gender mainstreaming through social media with the hashtag #EşitlikEvdeBaşlar (Gender equality begins at home) and invited all citizens to support the campaign and share responsibilities. The campaign has three central messages: 1. No women’s work, no men’s work; just housework. 2. Everyone can manage to … Continue reading Beşiktaş – Gender equality
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On the Besiktas Municipality YouTube channel, programmes filled with educational and colourful content specifically for children are now being broadcast. Programmes include theatre and puppet shows, storytelling shows and films. See more here:
Beşiktaş Municipality has created an online service providing psychological, nutritional and physiotherapy services, as well as family counselling to all residents who have to stay at home. Read more about this service (in Turkish) here. Support from the municipality is also physical. Beşiktaş, besides its own extensive disinfection procedure, is handing out bags full of … Continue reading Beşiktaş – Aid to residents
Beşiktaş Municipality is taking action with the local veterinary service to ensure that animals living on the street are fed regularly. These animals are usually fed regularly by owners of the restaurants, shopkeepers, and market workers. However, since these businesses were closed the animals would have been in danger of going hungry. Read more (in … Continue reading Beşiktaş – None left hungry