Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Turkish Philanthropic Fund and Sabanci Foundation Supports "Seasonal Migrant Workers Youth Program"

October 20, 2009 - Sabanci Foundation and Turkish Philanthropic Fund (TPF) are collaborating once again to support the "United Nations Joint Program on Promoting and Protecting the Human Rights of Women and Girls," through Sabanci Foundation Grant Program, which has been supporting the Joint Program for the last 4 years. Through the Grant Program, TPF of New York will provide funding to support "Seasonal Migrant Workers Youth Program" of Mevsimlik Tarim Iscilerinin Haklarinin Korunmasi ve Gelistirilmesi Dernegi.

"Seasonal Migrant Workers Youth Program" aims to address seasonal migrant workers' issue of social exclusion from society through peer to peer youth education. Initially, 25 young people from the seasonal workers community will be actively informed about issues such as health, gender equality, access to education, availability of social services, and their rights and entitlements to government services.. An important multiplier effect of this project is that each of the trained youth will pass on new perspectives obtained to 25 other young people, ultimately reaching out to 625 people and their families and helping communities to be more aware of their rights and entitlements.

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