Small Projects Instabul

Description:
The mission of Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) is to facilitate access to formal education for Syrian refugees through its scholarship fund and to provide supplemental education that will assist students and families to succeed in Turkey and beyond, paving the way for better opportunities in the future. It also coordinates a craft collective for Syrian women to provide livelihood support. SPI’s roots lie in founder Karyn Thomas’s experiences in the Yarmouk Camp, an area of Damascus populated by Palestinian refugees, in 2011 and 2012. After engaging in various “small projects” to assist families from Syria living in Istanbul, SPI’s volunteer team has now focused its efforts on education and livelihood support. While the war rages on, SPI is helping to stop the downward spiral into unemployment and poverty that curtailed education threatens to create for members of what is being called Syria’s “lost generation.”

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Education|Arts & Culture

Refugees / Asylum Seekers /IDP|Immigrants
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