Turkey's first UNICEF student club, founded by Tarabya British Schools students, organized a special concert with Emre Aydın on the last day of the school year to bid farewell to friends and teachers and say ‘hello’ to summer. Students from the club organised the sale of invitations to raise money for UNICEF projects in Soma.
Backstage, before the concert, the UNICEF club students met with Emre Aydin. He said "we are all always excited before each concert, but because this concert is to be carried out for the benefit of Soma, we are enthusiastically going up on stage."
He also added that this kind of projects reinforce the sensitivity of people in general and with that in mind, not only by taking part in those projects but also by showing their sensivity to them, artists become closely involved in and a crucial part of those social responsibility projects. When Tarabya British Schools students asked his opinions for other artists to invite to similar projects, he emphasized that such great and friendly projects would be supported by all artists and their sensivity is too much like everybody else. At the end, he also said that it was an honour to be a part of such an important project.
Outreaching to other associations Tarabya British Schools students work with, a special invitation was sent to the children and families of ‘Parıltı Görmeyen ve Az Gören Çocuklara Destek Derneği’ (Blind and Low Vision Children Association). They too were met by Emre Aydın before the concert where many sounvenir photographs were taken.
Then, accompanied on stage with his fans, Emre Aydin commented "In Turkey events can be quickly forgotten, exactly one month after the disaster, this organization is very significant and very responsive," Finally, he added, 'Today, we also thank everyone for their support. ' He then concluded his soulful music concert.
Towards the end of the concert Tarabya British Schools Coordinator Aysegul Gökmener and UNICEF Turkish National Committee General Manager, Saner Bilgin Erkurt, presented Emre Aydın with a plaque of Appreciation for his support. UNICEF also congratulated and thanked the students of their first high school club for their contribution and stated that she believed that they will continue to make a tremendous contribution to UNICEF.
Turkey's most popular Vine phenomena Halil Söyletmez, Emre Balık ve Doğa Konakoğlu were also invited to and happy to be part of this project. Before the concert they warmed up the crowd with an excellent DJ performance that was very much enjoyed by all present. They too posed for photographs and talked with fans.
The Ministry of Family and Social Policies and UNICEF will continue their work with the children of those killed in the disaster in Soma. All proceeds from this concert will be transferred to UNICEF by the British Schools in Tarabya to help financially with the long term psychosocial support project for the children of Soma. With the money raised teams for individual and group therapies for children will be able to be set up. UNICEF hopes that this concert will gathering support from others.