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Weʼre raising £2,000 to give the Syrian refugees the education , food , clothes they need and give them a hope in life .
- İstanbul, إسطنبول، تركيا
- 13 days to go
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This Fundraiser will contain every aspect of a Syrian Refugee's life. You choose where you want to help.
Choose the box you want your donation to go to, whether that be to feed, shelter, educate or employ, it is your choice! Each box will correlate to a paragraph below. Feel free to choose more than one box.
P.S. If you are just here to help, you can simply donate without having to specify what you would like.
Feeding the hungry
Every season, Al Hayat gives out food baskets . Each basket contains essentials for cooking like flour, sugar, rice, oil, pasta, beans, and canned veggies. One of these boxes can help a family immensely, and can last for up to a month. For larger families, Al Hayat gives out more than one food basket. A single food basket costs $25. The photo below is of the students having their daily lunch at Al Hayat.
Boxes of food waiting to be distributed.
Educating the Young & Illiterate
Al Hayat runs different programs for the young refugees who need to catch up to their grade level. They learn Arabic, Turkish, English, and basic Math & Science. The school is never closed, even throughout traditional school months and the summer. Anyone who needs to catch up comes to Al Hayat, some have stayed for months. For each student, around $5 is used on their books, pencils, erasers, and so on.
Adults are also in need of education, many of them are drop outs and can benefit from courses like Turkish. There are many different classes, some are for adults seeking to learn languages, some learn mechanics, others like mothers and parents learn basic medical science. There are always many programs happening at Al Hayat at once, all being taught by professionals.
This is an image of a young girl in a refugee camp receiving new clothes.
Employing the Unemployed
Al Hayat takes great steps to employ those who are otherwise unemployed, especially those who have studied and worked hard before they left their homes in Syria. Educated teachers, nurses and others don't have much of a chance in finding jobs here in Turkey. Most, if not, all the teachers who have taught in Al Hayat are refugees, and receive food, clothes, heaters and blankets like others do too. Teachers receive a monthly salary of $120. Of course, it varies according to time, schedule and so on.
A trained nurse teaching the students about first aid.
There are also many opportunities in Istanbul to work as a sewer, and Al Hayat teaches many refugees how to use a sewing machines. There are multiple machines for multiple people to learn at once. Not only do they help with making custom clothes for the students at Al Hayat, they also get to do so for their children and family, all the while learning! It costs $90 to teach someone all the ropes in sewing (pun intended).
The Distribution of Blankets & Heaters
Winters in Turkey are harsh, and without affordable heating systems, refugees are the most who suffer. Blankets and heaters are essentials. Despite costing so little, many have a shortage. A blanket costs only $10, and heaters around $15.
The Cost Of running Al Hayat
The cost of running Al Hayat each month is around $1185. The cost of the rent is $1000, and the cost of the electricity is $100 and water is usually around $85.
Buying a Bus
A bus will help with the children who live far away from Al Hayat go to school each day instead of working. You can learn more about the bus HERE .
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