Jan 26, 2021

Syrian Women's Workshop for Self-Reliance

As Support to Life, we always explore all the possibilities and try to find new ways to support life. This time we developed a new creative and cooperative way to support life and women’s empowerment and lead the way for those who want to become supporters.

We created an alternative that transforms shopping experience into a chance to support a more fair and equal world with a shopping point that contributes to more than one Sustainable Development Goals by producing and consuming responsibly and inviting others to do so. We formed a social design market servicing to this fin.

We completed our works on brand creation and marketing and now we are proud to say that we are officially open to become, find and aid supporters. We created ‘Destekar’ - which means ‘supporter’ in Turkish - brand whose activities overlap with Support to Life serving the same goals, worrying about the same problems.

We created a series of collections and one of our first collections is inspired by Göbeklitepe. With the Göbeklitepe Home Textile Collection we tried to maintain Göbeklitepe’s inclusive spirit that shows us working, worshipping and creating together is one of the best ways to support life.

To produce responsibly we started from the design process. We gathered a team of designers who work with natural materials to imitate the nature of the world and who pursue what is precious in art and in daily life. In our designs, we departed from the Göbeklitepe’s guardian shapes and patterns. During the production process, we worked with a team consisting of 10 women who live in Sanlurfa feeling the spirit of Göbeklitepe. We enjoyed working and producing together while empowering women and girls by including them in all parts of the production in their unique ways. In this way, we created pillowcases and lace pillows to enjoy at home together in peace and table mats to eat together remembering inclusiveness and unity.

By doing so we opened a new path to support life and women’s empowerment and to become supporters by simply shopping from our brand. As Support to Life, we always explore all the possibilities and try to find new ways to support life. This time we developed a new creative and cooperative way to support life and women’s empowerment and lead the way for those who want to become supporters.

We created an alternative that transforms shopping experience into a chance to support a more fair and equal world with a shopping point that contributes to more than one Sustainable Development Goals by producing and consuming responsibly and inviting others to do so. We formed a social design market servicing to this fin.

We completed our works on brand creation and marketing and now we are proud to say that we are officially open to become, find and aid supporters. We created ‘Destekar’ - which means ‘supporter’ in Turkish - brand whose activities overlap with Support to Life serving the same goals, worrying about the same problems.

We created a series of collections and one of our first collections is inspired by Göbeklitepe. With the Göbeklitepe Home Textile Collection we tried to maintain Göbeklitepe’s inclusive spirit that shows us working, worshipping and creating together is one of the best ways to support life.

To produce responsibly we started from the design process. We gathered a team of designers who work with natural materials to imitate the nature of the world and who pursue what is precious in art and in daily life. In our designs, we departed from the Göbeklitepe’s guardian shapes and patterns. During the production process, we worked with a team consisting of 10 women who live in Sanlurfa feeling the spirit of Göbeklitepe. We enjoyed working and producing together while empowering women and girls by including them in all parts of the production in their unique ways. In this way, we created pillowcases and lace pillows to enjoy at home together in peace and table mats to eat together remembering inclusiveness and unity.

By doing so we opened a new path to support life and women’s empowerment and to become supporters by simply shopping from our brand.

With your donations 1 material for a knitten bag received. We need your support. 

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Jan 15, 2021

Support Women's and Girls' Empowerment

Women are especially vulnerable to abuse and are among the most vulnerable members of society in post-disaster situations - and often, in daily life too. So what can we do about it? We remind them how strong and resilient they are. 3.6 million Syrian refugees living in Turkey are women and children. Girl's access to education remains a problem, young girls are susceptible to early marriages and women in general are confined to the household, unable to participate in social/professional life.

We deliver 'self-care' and 'return to school' packs, offer awareness/information sessions and with these, aim to call women to action, to invest their own futures and to develop the skills for better self-care and development. For both women and girls, we deliver self-respect and reliance sessions that boost their mental health. In addition, we provide empowering information with our 'civil rights' and 'gender equality' themed sessions.

With your donation, we offered aid packages to 10 women and girls and helped them participate in one of our sessions.

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Jan 14, 2021

Support Syrian Refugee Mothers in Turkey

As Support to Life, we are trying to address the ongoing and upcoming issues and to preserve the ability of people most vulnerable to the pandemic to meet their basic needs and access to social safety nets and humanitarian assistance in difficult times.

The number of Syrians who found refuge in Turkey stands at 3.6 million and roughly half of these are children. With existing hard living conditions, refugees living in Turkey are one of the most affected groups by the outbreak. Because of the outbreak, 87 % of Syrians indicate that someone in their household lost their job and 81 % of Syrians can not satisfy basic needs most likely as a result of losing their job.

Refugee mothers’ lives have become even harder under the pandemic because of extra housework, the limitations that come with precautions and additional economic risks. That’s why we focused on them to ensure timely and adequate provision of relevant services, keep them informed about Covid-19 risks, vulnerabilities, and precautions that need to be taken.

With your donation, with your donation, we provided one baby care bag for 13 newborn baby with the necessary basic care, hygiene items plus a diary for the mother.

As Support to Life, we try to identify the problems and develop effective solutions to build a future together. We try to be there for refugee mothers, keep them informed, define and deliver the needs. With your support, we’ll keep on addressing the basic needs of vulnerable communities like the Syrian mother

 
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