IHH to carry out 120 projects for orphans
With press members and IHH volunteers, we will travel to 23 countries to visit orphans.
29.03.2012

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, which regularly supports 24,686 orphans across 36 countries through its Sponsor Family System, will pay visits to 23 countries as part of its “Orphan Solidarity Days” which will run from March 16 to 31. During these visits, IHH aid teams will be accompanied by sponsor families, press members, photographers and IHH volunteers.

Making a monthly donation of TL90, sponsor families make a contribution to meeting living expenses of orphans which include their needs for their education, accommodation, healthcare and food.

A total of 139 individuals who will make the visits will develop projects for the orphans in the regions they visit according to circumstances of the region and needs of orphans. Teams from Turkey which will visit 23 of the 36 countries where the IHH carries out orphan relief work will develop projects there while the partner civil organizations will develop projects in the rest 13 countries. A total of 120 projects will be developed for the orphans.

Around 25,000 orphans will benefit form these projects. In addition, as part of efforts to ensure that orphans’ families make their own living, 460 of these families will be given, in line with the circumstances of the region they live, mini stores, micro credits, animals and necessary equipments to do animal catering and agriculture.

Orphan Solidarity Days is an organization annually held by the IHH as part of the IHH’s orphan relief activities. Orphan Solidarity Days, which was first held in 2011, will continue to be held in every March with different activities and visits to the countries where the IHH carries out orphan relief work. Visits to these regions makes it possible to examine the circumstances of the regions where the orphans live, to develop special projects for orphans according to the needs of their region, to develop relations with partner organizations in these regions, to closely inspect and evaluate orphan relief activities carried out by these organizations, to make suggestions to local institutions about orphan relief activities, to strengthen relations between the orphans and sponsor families and charity givers.

In addition to helping develop relations between orphans and aid volunteers, Orphan Solidarity Days which is celebrated in 31 provinces in Turkey and 36 countries and regions across the world, also help attract public attention to the problems of the orphans.

Some of the projects which will be carried out as part of the Orphan Solidarity Days are:

Name of the country/ Projects to be implemented

Aceh (Indonesia)

Meeting educational expenses of 22 girls, who are university students, staying at the Aceh İstanbul Orphanage 

Purchasing a school bus for the orphans at Aceh İstanbul Orphanage 

Afghanistan

Purchasing clothes and stationery supplies for orphans

Clothing and stationery aid

Health examinations

Organization of picnics and excursions

Arakan

Delivery of clothing and stationery supplies to orphans  

Delivery of sewing machines to 20 orphan families, goats to 20 orphan families and cows to 10 orphan families as part of projects aiming to ensure that orphan families make their own living

Meeting marriage expenses of the young women in the region who have to pay a certain amount of money to marry in accordance with the traditions in the region

Albania

Organization of an entertainment program which will be attended by 1005 orphans and delivery of surprise gifts to the orphans at this program

Azerbaijan

Delivery of clothing and stationery supplies, organization of a dinner party  for orphans

Bangladesh

Organization of picnics in three different regions

Bosnia-Herzegovina                      

Organization of a city tour in capital city of Sarajevo, visits to zoo, offering of lunch and watching a movie at a cinema with orphans 

Delivery of 50 € gift cards to orphans so that they can enjoy buying clothes for themselves

Burkina Faso

Organization of a tour to a history museum in the capital city, trip to zoos and similar cultural and entertainment sites for the orphans living in Ouagadougou and Titao

Delivery of small cattle to orphan families as part of projects aiming to ensure that orphan families make their own living

Djibouti

Organization of a tour to an amusement park and zoo, organization of a stage play and various cultural activities for the orphans and lunch

Chad

Delivery of stationery supplies to orphans

Delivery of mosquito nets to orphans in order to prevent spread of malaria

Delivery of food to the orphan families

Organization of a picnic

Ecuador

Organization of a tour by a train to the El-Boliche Natural Park Area and the amusement park in Quito for the orphans and their mothers

Ethiopia                             

Organization of cultural and sports events such as football and volleyball games for orphans and presentation of awards to the successful players

Palestine

Organization of an event to boost the morale of the orphans

Ghana

Offering health examinations to orphans

Picnic organization

Delivery of food, clothes and stationery supplies to orphans

Iraq

Delivery of clothes and toys to the orphans in Mosul

Trip to an amusement park, organization of a handcrafts contest, offering of a meal

Organization of a cooking festival for the orphans’ mothers and presenting rewards to the winners

Delivery of blankets, toys and food packages to the orphans

Jammu Kashmir

Meeting expenses of a vocational course for one year which was opened for orphans and poor girls in Srinagar

Delivery of winter clothes to orphans

Kazakhstan

Delivery of suits, shoes, shirts and socks to orphans

Delivery of stationery supplies to orphans

Delivery of 2 tons of fuel wood to orphan families

Organization of a four-day tour to historical and cultural sites

Delivery of food packages

Kyrgyzstan

Delivery of clothes to the orphans staying at two orphanages in Cuy region and provision of various aid items to the orphanages

Kosovo

Organization of a bean feast for orphans and their families

Lebanon

Maintenance of the houses of orphan families  

Organization of an excursion for orphans

Delivery of books to 300 orphans living in refugee camps and delivery of gifts to the winners of a knowledge contest

Macedonia

Providing scholarships to the orphans who are students at secondary or high schools

Buying a house for the family of an orphan

Malawi

Construction of an orphanage in Kanyenda where 80 children, 50 of whom are orphans, will stay, organization of a two-day program during which orphans will be offered medical examinations to determine whether they have cataract, malaria and loss of hearing. Each orphan will also be given mosquito nets at this program.

Furnishing Kanyenda Orphanage where 40 orphans accommodate

Mauritania

Organization of picnics, sports contests and various cultural activities which will be attended by orphans and their mothers

Providing butcher shops to two orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families make their own living  

Providing tailor shops to two orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families make their own living  

Providing grocers to two orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families make their own living  

Providing fabric dying shops to two orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families make their own living  

Providing mini restaurants to two orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families make their own living  

Moro

Knowledge contests on Quran and hadith among orphans staying at different orphanages

Pakistan

Delivery of school uniforms to orphan children

Delivery of course books

Organization of an excursion

Pattani

Organization of an excursion and picnic

Organization of sports activities such as football, basketball games and delivery of sports clothing to the orphans

Delivery of clothes

Rwanda

Delivery of clothes and laptops to 10 orphans 

Sierra Leone

Offering of medical examinations to orphans to detect whether they have diseases such as malaria, chicken pox, measles, asthma, tuberculosis, yellow fever, pneumonia etc.

Delivery of cows to five families for animal catering as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Giving micro credits to 15 orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Somalia

Providing stationery shops to three orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Providing clothing stores for women to five orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Providing perfume shops to five orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Providing grain milling machines to five orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Providing sesame grinding machines to five orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Providing electronics stores to two orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Providing greengrocers' shops to 10 orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Providing grocers to five orphan families as part of projects to ensure that orphan families can make their own living

Sri Lanka 

Offering medical examinations to orphans

Picnic organization

Quran recitation competition

Organization of sports competitions

Sudan

Delivery of food packages to orphan families and children’s food to orphans 

Tajikistan

Trip to amusement park and zoo, lunch, surprise gifts for children, delivery of clothing and food

Tanzania-Zanzibar

Trip to historical sites, zoo and coast of Zanzibar and then lunch

Construction of additional five classrooms to the Martyr Faruk Aktaş school, established by the IHH, and providing the furniture needed by the school  

Providing the necessary amount of money so that an orphan family can begin poultry farming as part of projects to ensure that orphan families make their own ruling

Providing a horse and a vehicle to an orphan family to be used for transportation

Yemen

Meeting treatment expenses of 13 orphans who suffer from lungs infection, tonsillitis, rheumatism and heart diseases

Educational support

Delivery of various aid items including furniture to orphan families

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