Noored Ühiskonna Heaks (NYH) is promoting a call for participants for a Youth Exchange called Smiling Faces which will take place in 02nd until 10th February 2014 in Adana, Turkey.

Most of us enjoy our mental and physical health. We rarely think of the life of handicapped people such as Down syndrome children. Each Down’s syndrome child has their own abilities, personalities, thoughts, love and emotions as there are social experiences. Their personal development and behaviours are closely related to education, social environment and awareness of us. However, society isolates them from social life which prevents their personal development. From this fact, we aim to give a ‘Hand’ and encourage Down syndrome children to hold life strongly.

Therefore, the main objective of this project is to increase consciences among participants towards Down syndrome children and also every participant will understands the importance of “being normal”. During the project days we’ll do several activities such as playing, singing, drawing, painting, sports with those children to get into their heart. There will be groups from France, Estonia, England, Turkey, Romania and Lithuania.

The event will be held in English. There are 5 vacancies available and participants should have minimum 18 years old until 25 years old.

The Youth in Action programme will cover 100% of the accommodation, food and activities and will reimburse the participants with 70% of the travel costs. There will be a participation fee of 40 Eur. per participant.

All the interested people should fill the application form below. The application form must be sent to

Application deadline: 28thDecember 2013