HOW DO YOU VALUE YOUR FREE TIME?
The first of the series of seminars we started as the Social Cohesion and Entrepreneurship Association; It started with the presentation titled “Culture of Valuing Leisure Time in Kazakhstan” by ‘Zhanar Abildinova’ from Kazakhstan Nur Sultan University. In the presentation held in our association; Topics such as ‘cultural aspects of leisure time, changing and transforming daily life practices during covid-19, transformations of the leisure institution, unique elements of Turkish-Kazakh cultures’ were discussed interactively. In the seminar, where there was an intense participation, the participants were asked whether there was any change in their leisure time activities during covid-19. The answers given by the participants to this question were that covid-19 brought some changes with it. When asked about the scope of the changes that occurred, the participants entered a reasoning process. One of the participants:
“I had not thought deeply about this subject beforehand. But now that I think about it, I realized that; There have been many changes in the way I spend my free time after covid-19”
His words implied that this reasoning process creates an awareness. At the end of the seminar, participants asked Abildinova about Kazakh culture. On the other hand, after explaining the unique elements of Kazakh culture, Abidinova; He concluded his presentation by emphasizing that it is similar to Turkish culture and that cultures should be perceived as a source of wealth. As the Social Cohesion and Entrepreneurship Association, we presented Abildinova with an Amigurumi toy made by immigrant women, and offered our thanks for the successful seminar it held. At the end of the program, we took a souvenir photo with Abidinova, the management staff of the Social Cohesion and Entrepreneurship Association and the participants and ended the program flow.