Kayseri puts a smile on the faces of Bilge orphans
Volunteers from Kayseri branch of the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation visited the orphans in Mardin’s Bilge village who lost either one or two parents in an armed massacre which took place in the v
Turkey 22.03.2011

The IHH volunteer team went to the village on the occasion of the IHH’s Orphan Week which began on March 16 and will run through March 31. The event will be held annually from now on. The IHH volunteers distributed various clothing items such as trousers, skirts, shirts, shoes as well as toys to the 78 orphans in the village. Head of the Kayseri branch of the IHH Bayram Erdoğan said they visited the village on the occasion of the IHH’s Orphan Week and delivered the aid supplies donated by the charity givers in Kayseri to the orphans in the Bilge village. Erdoğan said they want to be a bridge between the orphans in Kayseri and those in the Bilge village adding that they want to host the Bilge orphans in Kayseri as soon as possible and make them meet with the orphans in Kayseri.

Erdoğan also noted that the IHH wanted to show that the orphans in the Bilge village are not alone with this visit adding that the foundation will always continue to support them financially and morally.

The children who received presents from the volunteers of the IHH’s Kayseri branch offered their thanks to the volunteers. The IHH volunteer team left the region after visiting the graves of the people who were killed in the 2009 massacre.

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