We envision a future in which all the displaced families in Istanbul are socially and economically integrated, in a way that ensures their dignity and identity, enabling each person to fulfil their individual potential to live a healthy and rewarding life while contributing to their social environment.

Our mission

Small Projects Istanbul is dedicated to helping those displaced by the conflict in the MENA region rebuild their lives, through supporting community development, education and empowerment. Our Community Centre is designed to be a place of safety and belonging; within this space we are committed to working with the community to ensure the best opportunities for families, students and individuals to reach their full potential in Istanbul and beyond. Within the Community Center, SPI strives to provide livelihood support opportunities through the establishment of a Women’s Social Enterprise, enabling skills development, income generation and economic integration.

Our values

  • Commitment to our vision and purpose
  • Reliability, honesty and integrity towards one another
  • Transparency of and accountability for our actions
  • Equal rights and equal treatment
  • The celebration of diversity

By participating in this community, our members including all staff, volunteers, beneficiaries and participants, have an obligation to abide by these values and principles. We expect everyone to act, behave and treat others in line with these values and principles, and in such as way as they expect to be treated themselves.