There are 2.9 million Syrian refugees in Turkey. Most of them are not in camps, they live in squalid conditions in the cities. Our project will help them to learn start-up skills for small businesses, improve their chances for getting paid work or simply provide more nutritious meals for their families
We have a project we truly believe in, and we hope you do to - It is a three-month programme to give Teenage Refugee Girls in Antakya, Turkey, the basic skills to start up their own businesses. The programme will include Literacy (many of the girls have been out of school for five years); Numeracy - vital skills for business and Cooking which will open up a range of options for them, including the skills to find employment and support their families.
Please take a look at our website and you will see details of the project. Each place on the three-month project costs £250; we are hoping to fund 18 places in total.
We would be very happy if you could assist us with this ambitious project. Firefly have been working in Antakya for one year and also run projects in Bosnia and Palestine. Their projects always use local people and local organisations. In Antakya they have already employed seven Syrian refugees for their Activity Centre and will start an additional teacher for the Summer Programme.
We know there are thousands of Syrian refugees in Antakya. Only 10% of the 2.9 million Syria refugees are in camps. The others live in cities and quickly run through the savings they have brought. Destitution is sadly all too common.
The Programme will start in June; registration and enrollment has already started. A Village in Syria and Firefly will be in Antakya in May, to evaluate the project and see what more we can help with. Please feel free to ask questions, but the trip will be in May, so we don’t have too much time.
All Good Wishes
Trustee, A Village in Syria