Mondo has been active in Turkey since 2016.

As a neighboring country to Syria, Turkey holds the greatest burden in taking in refugees. What makes the situation of the Syrian refugees in Turkey especially difficult is the difference in the countries’ language, due to which children’s education suffers the most.

Mondo’s partner in Turkey is Small Projects Istanbul (SPI), and we help to maintain their center that offers language learning possibilities, courses on making handicrafts and sewing, and other educational and subsistence related activities to Syrian refugees. Additionally, Mondo sends volunteering Estonian support persons to intern at the SPI center in order to support SPI’s activities and to increase the competence of the support persons in working with refugees in Estonia.

Mondo’s work in Turkey has been financially supported by Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.