Single title - Syria/Iraq Office
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The overall aim of the project was to train Syrian leaders from the refugee community to become trainers themselves, in order to pass on their knowledge in workshops to other Syrian refugees in their respective communities. From the Syrian refugee community of Gaziantep, ten community leaders were selected, including teachers, college students, engineers, lawyers, doctors, CSO officials, and Imams. They were then trained by 20 experts on a variety of subjects relevant to the integration of Syrians in Turkey. Trainers included professors and employees of Hasan Kalyoncu University, lawyers, social and NGO workers as well as government employees. Among the areas covered were services made available to the refugees both by the Turkish government and NGOs, including psychological support and services inside the camps; their rights and legal status in Turkey, including opportunities to receive work permits; possibilities of accessing universities, renting apartments, and social and cultural life in Gaziantep. After the trainings were completed, a handbook with information on these issues was produced and then distributed during the workshops held by the Syrian community leaders in different areas of Gaziantep.