Small Projects Istanbul

The mission of Small Projects Istanbul (SPI) is to provide access to formal as well as supplemental education that will assist students and families from Syria to succeed in Turkey and beyond, paving the way for better opportunities in the future.

As a global community of volunteers and supporters, SPI is working to provide supplemental education for children through weekly Turkish language classes and a homework support club as well as English, German, Arabic, music, art and other activities that develop community and a new sense of belonging at our Olive Tree Community Center. SPI is also running a scholarship fund to ensure primary and high school students can re-enter formal education, whether in Turkish or Syrian schools.

For adults, there are also Turkish, German, English and TOEFL classes at the community center.

We believe helping to address the current crisis of education for children and young people from Syria will help entire families get back on their feet, and help create the new generation of leaders needed for Syria's future.

In addition, SPI runs a women's craft collective for livelihood support to provide the opportunity for skills development and livelihood support, critical for those who need to support themselves and their families but don't have the right to work.

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Supported by 84 Donations:

  • Ozan S.
  • Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Q.
    I Gave $520
    Fundraising Concert for Syrian Refugees in May 2017. Sponsored by the Social Justice Council, Quimper Unitarian in Port Townsend, Washington, USA.
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  • Jorden C.
    I Gave $4,200
    Donation made on behalf of Justin Hilton
  • hannah b.
    I Gave $140
    From the children of Montessori Coop Istanbul, we would like to give you this money for your educational programs.
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    I Gave $20
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  • Alexis C.
    I Gave $50
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  • Audra S.
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    I Gave $100
    These funds were raised by the USA Girl Scouts Overseas to benefit Small Projects Istanbul. Sending you guys support and love!
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  • Ilknur B.
    I Gave $412.65
    https://www.gofundme.com/let-syrian-kids-have-education
  • Shalle L.
    I Gave $75
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    I Gave $50
    In honor of Becca Willis
  • Debra D.
    I Gave $200
    Because every kid deserves the chance to be a kid, and get an education!