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The Syrian refugee comedians of Istanbul breaking stereotypes

Istanbul&i volunteers organize comedy events to improve understanding and compassion amongst groups. Organizer Omar Mohmmad has been performing stand-up for two years in the bustling city of Istanbul, finding humour in sombre subjects including the refugee trail, the dangers of going out to sea, and integrating into Turkish culture…read more Date: May 2018

Volunteering in Istanbul: Istanbul&i’s Unaccompanied Minors Project

About six times a week, unaccompanied refugee minors from a boys dormitory and volunteers from Istanbul&I gather to partake in educational and social programs. Activities range from English and Turkish language exchange, to football, art classes, and social programs such as sightseeing trips. The activities provide the boys a chance to learn, develop skills, and …

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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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