History of Side by Side

Psychosocial Support Project for Syrian Children was conducted in 2017 and 2018 as the first phase of the Side by Side All Around Turkey Project. As part of the project, teachers and NGO staff received capacity strengthening training. 4,050 children were accessed through 120 teachers and 73 therapists. The bilingual board games, psychosocial support, and group therapy programs have improved communication and cohesion between peers. The treatment of children victims of trauma was supported through increased emotional awareness.


Side by Side Project Social Cohesion Workshop

Held on 22 February 2018, the workshop was attended by 150 representatives from institutions including the Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education of the Ministry of Family and Social Policies, Immigration Administration, UNICEF, UNHCR and the EU Delegation to Turkey.

Social Impact Report

Shared with the relevant institutions and the public, the Social Impact Report provided an impact assessment of the 2017-2018 application of the Side by Side Project.

Side by Side in Figures