Over a thousand schools have an orphan fellow in Turkey
The project of “Each Class Has an Orphan Fellow” has reached for more than 1000 schools throughout Turkey.
Turkey 16.01.2014

 

The campaign that IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation started with the support of Ministry of National Education and Directorate of Religious Affairs has been attracting great attention throughout Turkey.

The project which has been used to meet the education, healthcare, nutrition, clothing and sheltering needs of the orphan children and which has been drawing considerable interest of the students from primary, elementary and high school education levels has reached 1,105 schools in 76 cities in Turkey and 3,277 orphans throughout the world.

Starting with the slogan of “Classes Competing For Good Deeds”, the project of “Each Class Has an Orphan Fellow” supports children who lost their mothers/fathers because of wars, natural disasters, poverty and illness and etc. in Turkey and abroad.

Cities Participating in the Campaign

Within the scope of the campaign, while Istanbul has been the pioneer city supporting the campaign with the highest number of orphans which is 1303 with 234 schools, other districts of Turkey participating in the project are as:

Sakarya, Ankara, Bursa, Konya, Samsun, Rize, Aksaray, Kocaeli, Gaziantep, Trabzon, Hatay, Sivas, Düzce, Afyon, Balıkesir, Tokat, Elazığ, Mardin, Yozgat, Antalya, İzmir, Kütahya, Kahramanmaraş, Ordu, Van, Isparta, Bayburt, Çanakkale, Erzurum, Zonguldak, Kayseri, Çankırı, Manisa, Nevşehir, Aydın, Bilecik, Şanlıurfa, Adıyaman, Batman, Eskişehir, Bolu, Giresun, Burdur, Erzincan, Çorum, İzmit, Mersin, Yalova, Karabük, Niğde, Tekirdağ, Uşak, Kastamonu, Adana, Amasya, Artvin, Bitlis, Muğla, Sinop, Şırnak, Kırklareli, Malatya, Denizli, Gümüşhane, Muş, Bartın Edirne, Iğdır, Osmaniye, Ardahan, Bingöl, Hakkâri, Karaman, Kırıkkale, Siirt.

How does the Project Run?

Teachers of the students applies IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation in order to be sponsor for an orphan or more orphans who live in the countries within the scope of Orphan Sponsorship Support System of IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation as Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, Burkina Faso, Somali, Sierra Leone, Ethiopia, Chad, Ghana, Sudan, Tanzania, Djibouti, Mauritania, Malawi, Ruanda, Aceh, Pakistan, Arakan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Philippines-BangsaMoro, Afghanistan, Patani, Kashmir, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Chechnya, Crimea, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, Preševo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ecuador, Haiti, Turkey, Nepal, Egypt, Zimbabwe and the students as a class support financially their orphan fellow collecting 90 Turkish Liras each month as long as a year at least. Additionally they can be sponsor for an orphan filling the orphan sponsorship file themselves.

Starting with the slogan of “Classes Competing For Good Deeds”, the project of “Each Class Has an Orphan Fellow” aims to grow our children beginning from the small ages as sensitive individuals who are conscious, charitable, sharing the grief of others.

 

 

CITY

THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS

THE NUMBER OF ORPHANS

1

İSTANBUL

228

1176

2

SAKARYA

48

157

3

ANKARA

33

150

4

BURSA

53

143

5

KONYA

45

135

6

SAMSUN

38

83

7

RİZE

34

69

8

AKSARAY

30

65

9

KOCAELİ

29

63

10

GAZİANTEP

24

60

11

TRABZON

20

54

12

HATAY

18

53

13

SİVAS

27

40

14

DÜZCE

3

38

15

AFYON

15

36

16

BALIKKESİR

14

35

17

TOKAT

26

35

18

ELAZIĞ

17

29

19

MARDİN

5

29

20

YOZGAT

17

29

21

ANTALYA

9

27

22

İZMİR

9

27

23

KÜTAHYA

20

26

24

KAHRAMANMARAŞ

8

24

25

ORDU

15

24

26

VAN

5

22

27

ISPARTA

5

21

28

BAYBURT

11

19

29

ÇANAKKALE

15

19

30

ERZURUM

10

19

31

ZONGULDAK

10

19

32

KAYSERİ

9

18

33

ÇANKIRI

9

17

34

MANİSA

11

17

35

NEVŞEHİR

16

17

36

AYDIN

9

16

37

BİLECİK

8

16

38

ŞANLIURFA

9

16

39

ADIYAMAN

9

15

40

BATMAN

6

15

41

ESKİŞEHİR

6

15

42

BOLU

7

14

43

GİRESUN

11

14

44

BURDUR

6

12

45

ERZİNCAN

6

11

46

ÇORUM

8

10

47

İZMİT

7

10

48

MERSİN

3

10

49

YALOVA

9

10

50

KARABÜK

9

9

51

NİĞDE

6

8

52

TEKİRDAĞ

4

7

53

UŞAK

3

7

54

KASTAMONU

5

6

55

ADANA

5

5

56

AMASYA

5

5

57

ARTVİN

5

5

58

BİTLİS

5

5

59

MUĞLA

4

5

60

SİNOP

2

5

61

ŞIRNAK

3

5

62

KIRKLARELİ

3

4

63

MALATYA

4

4

64

DENİZLİ

3

3

65

GÜMÜŞHANE

1

3

66

MUŞ

2

3

67

BARTIN

1

2

68

EDİRNE

1

2

69

IĞDIR

2

2

70

OSMANİYE

2

2

71

ARDAHAN

1

1

72

BİNGÖL

1

1

73

HAKKARİ

1

1

74

KARAMAN

1

1

75

KIRIKKALE

1

1

76

SİİRT

1

1

 

TOTAL

1071

3082

 

 

 

 

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