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Volunteer Spotlight – Amer Alahmar

Volunteer Spotlight Amer Alahmar Amer is a web developer by day and a voice engineer by night. He has a bachelor’s degree in computer science, and he is part of another NGO called Consortium for Health Action. Since he joined Istanbul&I on April 27, 2021, he has been participating in […]

Board News – Upcoming Events & Projects

Board News – Upcoming Events & Projects

Board News Upcoming Events & Projects Now that things are slowly getting back to normal amid the COVID vaccine rollout across the world and in Istanbul in particular, Istanbul&I has recently begun having face-to-face events and meetings while taking all necessary safety measures. Since the office reopening in August 2021, […]

Project Highlight – Storytelling for Change

Project Highlight – Storytelling for Change

Project Highlight Storytelling for Change   On August 20, the Storytelling for Change program was started in Istanbul&I in partnership with Taghyeer, a local initiative for youth empowerment. Storytelling for Change is a practical summer training program for youth focusing on developing storytelling skills in a variety of areas. The […]

Major Event – Fairuz & Lebanon: A Tangled Tale

Major Event – Fairuz & Lebanon: A Tangled Tale

Major Event Fairuz & Lebanon: A Tangled Tale A year and a half since the pandemic hit in March, Istanbul&I finally decided to throw its first special Introduction to Culture night for its internal volunteers to bond and socialize at the Istanbul&I office. The culture night’s theme was a smooth […]

Board News – Office Reopening

Board News Office Reopening The Istanbul&I Executive Board is excited to announce that plans to hold public events in the Istanbul&I office for the first time since last year are in action! The Istanbul&I office has been closed to the public since March of 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic […]

Major Event – Refugee Week

Major Event Refugee Week Turkey hosts around 3.6 million refugees, most of them residing in the city of Istanbul. Yet the word refugee has become a marginalized term today, with various stereotypical connotations which have been defined by different mediums. Instead of redefining the word and what it really means, […]

Major Event – On Palestine (BWR)

Major Event On Palestine (BWR) On June 30, 2021, Istanbul&I hosted a discussion event on the Palestinian struggle and resistance movement. It was held in light of the media breakthrough of the #SaveSheikhJarrah campaign to save thirteen families in East Jerusalem from being forcibly expelled out of their homes at […]

Project Highlight – Sokak Lambası

Project Highlight Sokak Lambası Sokak Lambası is a project that helps distribute free meals to the disadvantaged community in Fatih once a week in collaboration with Istanbul&I. Sokak Lambası was started by Serap Abla six years ago, distributing soup in Taksim Square. In 2018, she decided to rent a place […]

Volunteer Spotlight – Sajad Safajooee

Volunteer Spotlight Sajad Safajooee Sajad is from Tehran, Iran. He has been working as a professional graphic designer since 2011 and as Istanbul&I’s graphic design officer and art director for the past three years. He has been a member of the Communications Team since it was first created and in […]

Major Event – Conversations on Consent

Major Event Conversations on Consent The Conversations on Consent launch event was organised in collaboration with Istanbul&I, Yabangee, Conscious Creation Collective, Warm and Fuzzy, the Philia Project, AB Sivil Dusun Programi, Swatch Social and the Womb on the 24th of May. Conversations on Consent is a campaign that encourages its […]