You may have seen the opening of the new FETAV activity centre in the news earlier this week. Fethiye Times spoke with FETAV representatives to find out more about the new centre.

On 18th July 2019 FETAV (Fethiye Tourism, Promotion, Education, Culture and Environment Foundation) celebrated 25 years since the foundation of the organisation. Click on the link below for more details.

25 years of FETAV – a success story

Part of FETAV’s aim is to ensure that education is accessible to the public and they carry out various activities to achieve this, some of which you may be familiar with. Four years ago, the FETAV Children’s Choir was established and performs regularly at events. Since May 2019, the foundation has carried out Creative Drama lessons, an activity that is very popular and interest in attending the lessons continues to grow.

A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
FETAV Children’s Choir performing at the International Children’s Day celebrations on 23rd April 2019

To enable them to carry out these activities (and more), a decision was made to look for a suitable location to set up an activity/event centre.

FETAV’s new activity centre

On Wednesday 20th December, FETAV officially opened its new activity center located on Çarşı Caddesi in Fethiye.

A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
The new FETAV activity center officially opened on 20th December 2019

The centre was opened by Fethiye Governor and Head of FETAV, Muzaffer Şahiner, FETAV’s founder and former Fethiye Governor, Cengizhan Aksoy and FETAV Director Dilek Dinçer.

A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
In a speech, Fethiye Governor, Muzaffer Şahiner, talked about the work done by FETAV over the last 25 years.
A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
Fethiye Governor and Head of FETAV, Muzaffer Şahiner, FETAV’s founder and former Fethiye Governor, Cengizhan Aksoy officially open the centre.

The event was very well attended and guests included FETAV board members, FETAV volunteers, Deputy Mayor Oğuz Bolelli, British Honorary Consul and head of the Fethiye Rotary Club, Mustafa Şıkman and many other NGO’s.

A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
Fethiye Governor Muzaffer Şahiner with FETAV Director Dilek Dinçer, FETAV board member Şemsi Toprakamd FETAV board member Mustafa Argın and wife, Banu Argın.
A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
What a fantastic turnout! A very busy cafe on the ground floor.

About the centre

The three-story building includes a cafe on the ground floor serving tea, coffee and delicious home made cookies, cakes and pastries. The cafe also takes orders for baked goods.

The lower ground floor houses a well-organised second hand shop offering clothing, shoes, books, bric-a-brac and more.

A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
A very happy Şennur Uslu (left) who organised the setting up of the shop on the lower ground floor
A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre

The top floor is the education centre where English lessons for adults and children, creative drama, choir practice and robotic and coding classes are held .

A fantastic turnout for the opening of FETAV's new activity centre
The classroom section of the top floor

New activities planned for next year include meetings with writers and poets, seminars for businesses,  and various workshops for adults.

Huge thanks go to the efforts and supports of FETAV volunteers.

Please note: The FETAV office in the Kaymakamlığı building (next door to the PTT) is still open for business as usual.

For more information about FETAV, please visit them on Facebook.

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