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Delivering Love and Hope to Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey

Written by  Taiwan Buddhist Tzu-Chi Foundation Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Branch

The Syrian civil war erupted in 2011 has claimed 200,000 lives and displaced an estimated 4 million people, most of whom are now refugees. As Turkey shares the border with Syria, and due to its geographical locality, it has become the stepping stone for the refugees to enter Europe. Ever since the start of the civil war, Turkey has housed the most Syrians refugees, up to 2.73 million.


Relief programme in Turkey has covered charity and education aid, free clinic, as well as, humanity activities. From October 2014 to August 2016, close to 270,000 turnout of victims had benefitted from this programme.

The Syrian refugee children in Turkey are forced to work as young as eight years old to help support the family. Some are seen begging along the streets. Upholding the belief that education must not wait and equal schooling opportunities for all children, Tzu Chi volunteers in Istanbul have worked with the Turkish Government to set up schools for the children.

Menahel primary and secondary schools were finally set up in January 2015 after many challenges. As of June this year, a total of 2,384 students are studying on three school grounds.

The average monthly school fee for each student is around MYR140.

Tzu Chi Foundation Malaysia (KL & Selangor Branch) has thus initiated the fundraising programme “Delivering Love and Hope to Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey”, with immediate effect, to kindle the love and kindness in everyone. The donation drive will run from December 1 to 31, 2016. In addition to online donations, Tzu Chi will also organize various activities.

Those who wish to pass on your love, kindly donate through the following methods:

1. JOM PAY
Biller Code: 8649
Ref-1: I/C No (with “-”)
Ref-2: Int. Fund-Turkey

2. Direct Bank-in
Account Name: TAIWAN BUDDHIST TZU-CHI FOUNDATION
Account No: 512491125872 MALAYAN BANKING BERHAD

Note:

  •  For all remittance, please write the following as reference: Int. Fund-Turkey

 

  •  Please send us the bank-in slip, together with donor’s details (Name, NRIC No, Address and Contact No), through email, postage or fax:


TAIWAN BUDDHIST TZU CHI FOUNDATION MALAYSIA (KL & SELANGOR BRANCH)
DEWAN JING SI TZU-CHI KL
NO.359, JALAN KEPONG, 52000 KUALA LUMPUR.
Phone: 03-62563800
Fax: 03-62563801
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  •  “Delivering Love and Hope to Syrian Refugee Children in Turkey” is a fundraising programme under Tzu Chi International Relief Fund, which is currently not tax-exempted.


For further inquiries, kindly contact 03-62563800