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Turkish Women Association: Projects

Projects in Izmit for earthquake-affected women incude a Social Centre

With the sponsorship of TURBAN, three 300m2 prefabricated rooms were constructed. Various activities are being carried out in these prefabricated rooms since April 2000.

  • Sewing and embroidery courses
  • Meeting to inform women about contraception, menopause and women health (In co-operation with Mother and Child Help Foundation)
  • Child care centre for children of 4-6 ages
  • English courses for children of 7-12 ages
  • Journalism courses are supported by UNICEF for adolescents of 4-18 ages
  • Regular meetings are carried out with mothers and children
  • Etudes for adolescents (In co-operation with Solidarity Volunteers)

Key words: Turkey, NGO, women's group, earthquake, livelihood, recovery, capacity building