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Istanbul&I: Farklı kültürlerden ve ülkelerden gelen insanların ortaklaşma noktası

  Istanbul&I bir yıldan uzun süredir gençlerin çeşitli çalışmalar yürüttüğü bir topluluk. Onları mülteci çocuklarla atölyeler düzenlerken veya mülteci kadınlara iş olanakları yaratmak için çalışırken görebilirsiniz. CayTalks etkinlikleri ise çeşitli kültürlerden gelen gençlerin ortaklaşma alanları. Istanbul&I hakkında daha fazlasını öğrenmek için Istanbul&I üyelerinden olan Büşra Boğazlıyan’la konuştuk…read more

In Conversation with Teymour Ashkan, Founder of Istanbul&I

The ancient Chinese I Ching (Book of Changes) states: “If you are part of a group, be loyal and generous, share the credit for your accomplishments, overlook the faults of others… be like the sun at midday: shine brightly, give generously, and enjoy your rapid, easy progress.” No organization demonstrates this advice better than Istanbul&I…read …

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Istanbul&I Volunteer Engagement with UNICEF and UNDP

As Istanbul&I grows, our involvement and partnerships with other NGOs also increases! In the past few weeks Istanbul&I volunteers met with UNICEF officers about the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Program in Turkey, and hosted Barbora Galvankova from the UNDP to give a talk on women’s empowerment and technology.   Our volunteers, Imad, Haya, and …

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Together We Stand: Painting Workshops hosted by Istanbul&I

Last sunny Saturday afternoon 16 attendees went to the Istanbul&I office for a painting workshop. While our art workshops usually involve children, a new Istanbul&I painting workshop program invites adults to get creative and make friends in the process. Attendees are paired someone from a different culture and spend the next hour painting their portrait, …

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3000 TL Raised in Our First Flea Market Fundraiser

  On Sunday, April 15, and Monday, April 16, Istanbul&i had its first Flea Market! We invited our broader Istanbul community to buy gently used books, clothing, household items, and more, all with the purpose of raising funds for our Unaccompanied Minors Dormitory Project. While perusing the selection of affordable items, shoppers listened to live …

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Support Our Unaccompanied Minors Dorm Project

ACCOMPANY HOPE: SUPPORT AT-RISK UNACCOMPANIED MINORS IN ISTANBUL Our current fundraising project, Accompany Hope aims to offer much-needed educational and social programs to 60 unaccompanied minors from Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, Pakistan, and West Africa under the auspices of a group of globally conscious youth changemakers, Istanbul&I. We endeavor to provide programs that will offer the …

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