Small projects istanbul is an independent ngo operating a community center which provides enrichment, integration and livelihood activities for the mostly Syrian displaced families rebuilding their lives in the city.
We envision a future in which the Syrian community in Istanbul is socially and economically integrated, in a way that ensures their dignity and identity, enabling each person to fulfill their individual potential to live a healthy and rewarding life while contributing to their social environment.
More than 200 families displaced by conflict in the MENA region inform the vision and direction of our work and participate in 20+ weekly volunteer-led programs in support of community-building, personal and professional enrichment, women’s livelihoods, and integration in Turkish society.
Resourcing displaced families for the future… Our community center building is roaring often with activities, seminars, meetings and life! all directed towards one goal, integration of the displaced communities (Syrians and others) in the Turkish society.
Alongside the women and mothers of our community, we run a small business, whilst building and making use of their handicraft and leadership skills towards livelihoods and brighter futures for their families
In a discreet pale yellow five-story building in Istanbul’s residential Capa district, 45 women gather
SPI relies on individuals like you to support our work by contributing time, skills and financial resources.With your donation, you’re making a huge impact on the lives of students and their families by ensuring the longevity of the programs on which they rely. You can also help by volunteering your time or skills!