The Social Entrepreneurship Project for Refugees and Host Communities in Turkey, (SEECO) aims to support women and youth, started in Mardin on 26 May.
The project is to be carried out by the World Bank, the Ministry of Industry and Technology of Turkey, and the Development Agency; It aims to raise awareness by organizing many organizations, meetings, seminars, and panels to develop capacity in the field of social entrepreneurship.
IBC Northern Syria Coordinator Ravdanur Cuma, who took part as a speaker on the opening day of the project; shared IBC's projects for managing and supporting the social cohesion processes of refugee women and youth with the participants.
Ravdanur Cuma; “Turkey is for everyone living in these lands, regardless of language, religion or ethnicity; It has been a beacon of hope, especially by supporting the initiatives of women and young people. Today, I continue my struggle, which started in the camp when I was a refugee girl, with IBC relief projects. Acting with impartiality, IBC designs and develops projects for everyone to lead a humane life. With the aim of raising the living standard of thousands of refugees; It is a great honor for me to take part in the opening meeting of the Social Entrepreneurship, Integration and Empowerment project.”
Along with the training to be organized throughout the project; Inactive facilities in Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, Adıyaman, Kilis, Mardin, Hatay, Osmaniye, Kahramanmaraş, Diyarbakır, and Şanlıurfa will also be renewed and areas that can benefit at least 7 thousand people will be put into practice. While necessary studies are carried out for the emergence and development of social enterprises in these areas, kindergartens, workshops, and markets will also be active.