We have two Trustees with very different professional backgrounds HOCINE BOUGDAH – is a Sustainable Architect with international experience of teaching, tutoring, mentoring and running conferences. He also writes/edits books and journal articles. He will Read more…
PLANNING FOR POST-COVID-19
Despite the turmoil we are all in life will go on, for most of us. This Edition of our Newsletter has involved a lot of whats apps, with inputs from all three of our Turkish volunteers.
The Newsletter mentions the suffering and anxiety faced by the families we work with. Almost all of them have escaped from Syria, are adjusting to a new language and culture, and many are desperately poor. They will not feature in Expo 2021 and have very uncertain roles – with even less work available, than before Covid-19.
Our remit is very broad ‘to alleviate poverty’ within the Syrian community (in Syria and Turkey). With this in mind, we are planning a new Community Project for Syrians and Turks in a very deprived area, with pockets of extreme poverty. We are working with local volunteers in Turkey and a Syrian NGO to design the project.
The Needs Assessment in Antakya, Turkey, suggests these priorities:
Helping the Elderly & Disabled
Providing Turkish classes for Syrian Refugees
Providing translation for hospital appointments
Who are we?
We are a registered charity concerned with the welfare of people living under severe conditions in areas of international humanitarian concern. We believe that while the provision of goods and services to people living in such circumstances is not always possible, showing compassion, providing emotional and moral support, and raising awareness about their situation is crucial.