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Istanbul&I’s first short film: Zahi

Istanbul&I’s first short film: Zahi

In 2018, every Saturday, over the course of fourteen month’s our team began preparing a new workshop with the children at Qnushyo in Yedikule. The goal of this project was to capture the many beautiful and funny moments, juxtaposed with the many difficulties faced by these children. This project allowed […]

Contextualizing BLM in Turkey: A Panel Discussion

Contextualizing BLM in Turkey: A Panel Discussion

On the 14th of October 2020, we hosted our first Black Lives Matter panel discussion, in collaboration with Yabangee. With a diverse panel of speakers, our goal was to contextualize the state of Black Lives Matter (BLM) in Turkey. If you missed it you can watch the full event here: […]

Featured in Daily Sabah

Featured in Daily Sabah

Check out the article in Daily Sabah featuring our new social inclusion program Because We’ve Read Istanbul Chapter. In collaboration with Yabangee, we are establishing an Istanbul chapter of Because We’ve Read, an international book club that aims to challenge understandings of the status quo and normal narratives on topics […]

Education for the Youth

Education for the Youth

In Istanbul&I, there are several educational programs that aim to support the next generation. We work in collaboration with various local organizations to expand our reach!

Language Speaking Clubs

Language Speaking Clubs

Language Speaking Clubs provide an opportunity for people to practice their language skills. Currently, we run regular Turkish, English, Spanish, and French Speaking Clubs. We focus on improving speaking abilities while still providing structure in our lessons. Participants are divided into small groups based on their language level. Each group […]

Iftar&Community

Iftar&Community

During Ramadan, we hold free community Iftar dinners accompanied by various social activities in the disadvantaged neighborhood of Tarlabaşı. Many of the neighborhood’s residents are migrants and minorities in Turkey. Our volunteers play and do creative expression activities with children until the azhan, when we break bread with the community […]

Food distribution

Food distribution

Istanbul&I sends volunteers to partner organizations to help their food distribution. Our current partners are Sokak Lambası Derneği in Fatih and Hayata Sarıl Derneği in Taksim.