Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Tourism Faculty THRM 223 students organized a New Year ball aimed towards 22 elderly citizens at the Sinirustu Community Foundation. Under the coordination of EMU Community Involvement Centre board member Assist. Prof. Dr. Nazenin Ruso, students visited the retirement home, learning about present the elders would like, from themselves and director Melek Fahri Dogan.
Arriving at the Sinirustu Community Foundation one day before the event, the students decorated chairs and tables with colourful decorations and balloons. They also brought in a pine tree to place presents beneath. Learning about the favourite dishes of the elders, the students worked hard with Famagusta shopkeepers from especially Koton and Puzzle Travel to create a wonderful New Year feast. After the feast the students presented the elders their presents whilst also giving a live musical performance and dance show. The students had a joyful day with the elders also screening the film ‘Saban’ that features actor Kemal Sunal. At the end of the event, students returned to the university receiving many thanks from those at the retirement home.
Source: Eastern Mediterranean University