ÇEVKO started a study with the collaboration of the Turkish Republic, Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority-AFAD, and United Nations Development Program-UNDP, to raise awareness of environment and the separate collection of waste to be recycled,
among the Syrians under temporary protection and settled in a total of six accommodation centers in Urfa and Kilis.

After the signing of the contract on 21st June 2016, and with the contracts between Harran University in Urfa, and the Gazi Kültür A.Ş. – a partner of Metropolitan Municipality of Gaziantep- working teams were formed, and following the trainings field operations commenced with posters.

During the trainings firstly the staff at the accommodation centers informed the cleaning personnel of the work to be done, and later they started to give the Syrians the necessary information. The trainings are being given in the “Green Training Container”, which was provided within the scope of the project, and by the staff trained by ÇEVKO, using presentations and films prepared in Arabic. Fifty percent of the population targeted as of the end of 2016 has been reached. In 2017, together with the training of the adults within “the training of the trainer”, there will be seminars for the educators at the centers. All the necessary training material is in Arabic.

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