Our Beneficiaries Witnessed to Thousands of Years of Olive Oil Production

MUDEM-RSC’s Safe Space for Women and Girls in İzmir Bornova visited Köstem Olive Oil Museum in Urla with the beneficiaries. Thanks to this trip to the museum, we have had the opportunity to understand the meaning and importance of olive oil to the Aegean Region and the Anatolia. We have also witnessed the history of production of olive oil that dates back to thousands of years ago. We spent the majority of our time in the museum attending the felt soap atelier hosted by volunteer trainers. At the atelier, we learnt about the production of felt soap which requires coating the soap with felt and elaborately drawing figures on them. While waiting for the felt soaps to dry up, we enjoyed that beautiful day playing games, picking flowers and wandering around in the backyard of the museum.