Children  Turkey Project #17313

Coexistence Project for Children

by Mavi Kalem Associaiton


This project is based on the concept of improving life standards of children that come with their families to Istanbul for reasons like conflict in different places of Anatolia and war in Syria. Children belong to different ethnic identities and culture life is based on violence, discrimination, mistrust and victimhood. Activities that will be held with children can be summarized as; therapies for opting to live together, handling violence, confidence development, personal therapy sessions.

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Fener-Balat area is one of the oldest settlements in Istanbul. The area houses Turks, Kurds, Romani, to a lesser extent Greeks and Armenians and with the war in Syria, Syrians. The area receives migrations non-stop. Ethnical, religious and cultural differences, secluded lives, poverty and conservatism brings problems like; violence, discrimination, lack of confidence, being drawn away from education, moving towards risky economic methods. Children are the most disadvantaged group here.


Educational and entertainment zones for children will be implemented. They will be supported in meeting each other and in discovering their own skills. Art activities, tours and joint-games, as well as games and exercises based on violence, discrimination and awareness raising on human rights will be implemented. Personal therapy will be an active service for children that require. All activities will be implemented by psychological therapist and our volunteers.

Long-Term Impact

150 children will be the beneficiaries of Project, from different cultural backgrounds and ethnicity.Children will be past the stage of developing skills for friendships, entertainment behaviors, getting to know each other, understand each other and work with company. This Project is under the headline of "Children Programs" that have been going on since 2012 throughout various projects.Contact with the very same children will be in place throughout the educational support program in school time

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Official web site of Mavi Kalem Association
Mavi Kalem's Facebook Page
Mavi Kalem's Youtube account
12th Year Documentary of Mavi Kalem

Organization Information

Mavi Kalem Associaiton

Location: Istanbul, Fatih - Turkey
Website: http:/​/​​
Facebook: Facebook Page
Mavi Kalem Associaiton
Gamze Karadağ Koç
Project Leader:
Gamze Karadağ Koç
General Coordinator
Istanbul, Fatih Turkey

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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