Small Projects Istanbul is an NGO established in 2015 in Çapa, Istanbul, to support those displaced by conflict in Syria, the Middle East, and the North Africa Region.
We provide a safe and welcoming space for displaced families to connect while supporting our community members in their integration process.
Currently, we have a network of over 2.000 beneficiaries, including 300 families and 400 children. Every month, we organize 55+ activities supporting community building, personal and professional enrichment, livelihood support, and social cohesion.
Small Projects Istanbul runs a five-story facility that operates seven days a week and offers quality community services focusing on children, youth, and women through community outreach, educational, psycho-social, social cohesion, skills development, and income generation activities.
Our Women’s Social Enterprise has been growing stronger for over four years. It offers the opportunity to over 40 refugee women to develop professional handicraft skills and directly enable them to use their new skills to earn an income to support themselves and their families.
Our Community support program enables us to give our beneficiaries all the tools and resources they need to thrive in Istanbul while removing the barriers they encounter on their way toward successful integration.
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