Since the Syria conflict began in 2011, over 3.5 million Syrian refugees have fled into Turkey and the numbers continue to rise.
Many Syrian refugee families in Turkey left their homes wearing nothing but the clothes on their backs and are in desperate need of support. Many have experienced unparalleled levels of trauma and continue to experience tremendous grief and alienation, while thousands of refugee children are out of school.
Our projects in Turkey address both short and long term needs of refugees struggling to settle and move forwards with their lives.
Turkey Deployment - Volunteer Abroad
Several times a year, SKT Welfare takes groups of volunteers to Turkey to work with Syrian refugees, delivering food packs to homes, schools and orphan care facilities. This once in a lifetime experience allows you to spend time with our beneficiaries and see, first-hand, the real, tangible difference that humanitarian aid delivery can make. Plus, our experienced teams on the ground will provide you with all the support and guidance you need, every step of the way.
All our Turkey Deployment volunteers are required to raise a set amount of funds before traveling, which enables you to see your fundraising efforts transform into essential aid. There’s nothing more rewarding than joining one of our Deployment teams. Some people travel to see the difference, but this is your chance to be the difference!
“From the very first pound I raised of my target, right down to the last parcel I delivered to a family in need, the Turkey Deployment was definitely an emotional and humbling experience. The days I spent in Reyhanli, Turkey, helped me to understand that continuous acts of charity are paramount to ensure that we mean it when we say: love for your brother what you love for yourself.” Sofia, Turkey Deployment volunteer
Almost 400,000 Syrian refugee children in Turkey are not enrolled in schools or receiving an education – the very thing the children need to build brighter futures. Compounding this, many of the children have been exposed to extreme violence and psychological and emotional distress.
Located in Reyhanli, on the Turkey/Syria border, our Springs of Hope Family Centre was created to provide Syrian orphans and widowed mothers with food, education, recreation, and counselling services, re-introducing Syrian children to a secure, stable, environment and enabling mothers to upskill, empowering them to seek employment and independence. We also provide counselling to widowed mothers and orphans to help them to process and cope with the immense trauma they have experienced.
Springs of Hope operates on a full-time basis, which is only possible with you continued support – so please be a spring of hope to Syrian refugees today.