Tuesday , 27 February 2024

The Olympic Committee of Turkey supports the Syrian refugees!

The Turkish Olympic Committee (TOC) and Municipality of Gaziantep – a city in the western part of Turkey‘s Southeastern Anatolia Region – have launched the “Support Through Sport Project”, which aims to contribute to Syrian children’s physical and social development through greater accessibility to sport. The project, which is financed through the IOC Emergency Fund for Refugees, is for the children of the families who are living in Turkey due to the war and hard conditions in Syria and which are all in need of assistance. It aims to make the children forget the bad experiences they have lived, help them adapt to the country and to socialize through their sports activities.

A hall belonging to the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Community Centre has been restored and transformed into a fully equipped sports hall. In addition, the TOC has hired trainers, translators, and technical officers to support the project, and covered all expenses. At the opening ceremony on Saturday, TOC Board Member Seyit Bilal Porsun, TOC Secretary General Neşe Gündoğan, and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality Secretary General Deniz Köken distributed sports shoes, tracksuits and t-shirts to approximately 300 children aged between 6 and 12.

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