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TOG: Support Centers Project

With the Support Centers, it is aimed to accelerate the social recovery of children, young people and women experiencing disasters by supporting them with workshops and activities.

Following the February 6th Earthquake, it was also aimed to ensure participation in social life and coexistence of citizens affected by the earthquake through the Support Centers, which were implemented with the joint work of the public, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.

Support Centers are youth focused; they provide content and venue support to projects led by young people to compensate for the losses caused by the earthquake. The weekly program of the Support Centers is regularly published on the TOG – Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı (Community Volunteers Foundation) website.

Support Centers are located in different locations in the earthquake zone and address different target groups.

  • With the Women’s Support Centers located in Hatay, Malatya, Adıyaman and Kahramanmaraş, it is aimed to empower women socially, receive psychosocial support, and provide them with hobby and vocational courses. 1531 people benefited from Women’s Support Centers throughout September. 
  • The Mobile Support Center, which is planned to visit Adıyaman, Gaziantep, Malatya, Kahramanmaraş and Hatay for 1 year, focuses on the social and psychological needs of children and young people living in container cities. Photography workshops, art workshops, stop motion animation workshops and robotic coding activities are organized for children at the Mobile Support Center. As of September 23rd, 347 people have benefited from the Mobile Support Center.
  • Support Centers are located in Hatay Belen, Hatay İskenderun, Adıyaman, Kahramanmaraş and Gaziantep. Support Centers provide psychosocial support and school support activities to strengthen children and young people living in container cities and affected by disasters, as well as activities that will ensure their social recovery. At the same time, workshops focused on psychosocial support and hobbies and professions are held with women whose children benefit from the Support Center. As of September 18th, 1965 people benefited from the Support Centers.

 

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