The PEP Project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and jointly implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the International Blue Crescent Humanitarian Relief and Development Foundation (IBC). The PEP Project aims to support the economic conditions and improve living conditions of Turkish citizens in need and Syrians under temporary protection.
Project information desks were established in refugee centers, public areas, municipalities and project offices to provide access to Turkish and Syrian beneficiaries and the project was promoted and informed. Beneficiary applications have been received by the IBC on a carefully created web portal, taking into account the equality criteria. (http://cfw.ibcadar.org/)
As of June, a total of 150 Syrian and 155 Turkish citizens are beneficiaries in the PEP Project in Istanbul, Sultanbeyli and Küçükçekmece districts. The total number of beneficiaries reached 305 people. Total number of women beneficiaries is 111, this number constitutes 37% of the general population. The IBC PEP Project supports the participation of Turkish and Syrian women in the labor market.
For Syrians, Turkish language courses started on 29 May 2019 will continue until 23 July 2019. In this context, 5 hours a day Turkish course is given. The participants who completed the course; will be employed with minimum wage, with work permits, travel fees and social security.
Beneficiaries has been working in various professions like; logistics, consulting, cleaning staff, in charge of personnel affairs, physical education teacher, IT, call center worker, administrative assistant, cook, waiter. They are employed in public areas such as Press and Public Relations, Support Services Directorate, Directorate of Science Affairs, Maintenance-Repair, District Governor, Schools, Police Station, Parks and Gardens, Cleaning Works and Registrars.
Day care support is provided to the children of all beneficiaries in the 3-10 age group. Within the scope of the “Child Friendly Area”, opened on 17 June 2019. The children of the beneficiaries will be provided with day care until 31 December 2019, which is the end date of the project. A total of 19 children, including 6 in Istanbul, Küçükçekmece and 13 in Sultanbeyli, are currently benefiting from this service.
All beneficiaries who started to work within the scope of the project were subjected to ECG, Lung Tomography, Hearing, Vision and Blood tests. Weekly routine physical examinations are performed by workplace doctors. Occupational Health and Safety Trainings are conducted by OHS experts in both fields. When needed, legal and social consultancy for beneficiaries is provided by the experts in that field.
Civil society plays a crucial role in the realization of the “United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development” in order to eliminate poverty and call for universal action to ensure that all people live in peace and prosperity. IBC continues its activities under the following headings in the ongoing PEP Project. In this way, it underlines the importance of the steps taken for the domestic development to the changes at the global level.
Decent Work and Economic Growth
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure