SOCIAL COHESION UNIT

SOCIAL COHESION UNIT

Social cohesion with everyone for everyone…

Social Cohesion, is in the center/focal point of the RASAS’s activities.  This unit, which isestablished to contribute to living together culture of local people and migrants, carries out activites for social cohesion. 

The main purpose of departments activities is; increasing the interaction between the host society of Sultanbeyli and Syrians who is trying to join this collective life, making the intercultural communication possible and supporting the social cohesion by the idea that differences of 2 communities enrich us.

WHY IS SOCIAL COHESION IMPORTANT?

It is very important for the welfare of that society that the members of the society we live in or various groups live together respectfully for each other’s differences, within the framework of human rights.

STRONG COMMUNICATION

At the same time, it is necessary to support the existence of a society which is in dialogue and a strong communication in order to prevent the groups that live in isolation from each other.

COOPERATION

For this, it is very important to carry out poltics which aim to keep different parts of society in dialogue and cooperation.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Activites of Social Cohesion Unit can be counted in 7 main headlines.

In the civil society, field researches have a big role to carry out the activities for the needs of target groups effectively. We care the field researches which will be done before the activities very much to increase the positive social effect which the activities we build up will make. From that point of view, the study fields below are shaping the general framework which we carry out locally.

As being RASAS, We carry out  different inclusive activities for local community and refugees in Sultanbeyli. One of important actors of those activities is children. While carring out the Child Studies, generalizing the protector and preventive studies is important as much as solving the problem encountered.

Women are at home, school, work, street; in every area of life and they should be more visible. In the studies we carry out in Sultanbeyli  and whose target group is women, the steps are taken for a women group which became to prefer being more visible and strong in public and private areas and also having an important role for the cohesion of two communities. 

These are the activities which is carried out for target beneficiary groups with the people who have interests about migration and refugee area. This scope of work sometimes we inform people with experts and sometimes we share success stories and good examples.

It is like a collection of activities which is structured on themes that bring two communities together.  In this way it gives an opportunity to break the prejudice between local people and refugees which is there and  also possible in the future, to correct the well known mistakes. The social cohesion activities which carry out on this target are below;

  • Awareness Studies
  • Art & Culture Activities
  • Workshops
  • Sportive Activites
  • Meetings
  • Travels
  • Idea Club
  • Official Day Activities

Refugee Council become by sessions which refugees and asylum seekers can say their own emotions and  thougts, detect their problems and find solutions to them, give advices or suggestions to increase the quality of RASAS’s activities and studies. It is council’s main work area to make social cohesion between local people and refugees stronger and also support common life.

1 full day dissemination educations has been preparedwhich includes different applications abut human rights, refugee rights, social cohesion and common life etc. for Turkish citizens who is in touch with refugees;

  • Employees of RASAS
  • Employees of Sultanbeyli Municipality
  • Employees of Sultanbeyli Governorship
  • Employees of Sultanbeyli Public Education Center
  • NGO employees who are working in Sultanbeyli
  • Managers and  teachers who is working in schools that refugee children and Turkish children study in together 
  • Volunteers of RASAS
  • Students who are studying in the universities which are study in the universities which are our partner. 

OUR ACTIVITIES

Activities which carried out within the scope of social cohesion…

As of 2011, in the light of issues taking place in Syria, the world experienced a migration movement that it has never lived before.  In the past years, Turkey hosted a massive refugee population with the migration movements from different countries and it became the country which has the biggest  refugee populatin in the world after arrival of Syrian refugees.  

STATISTICS OF 2019

Statistical data belongs to acvities which were carried out by Social Cohesion Unit.

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Number of Different Beneficiaries

Gender Range:

MALE

3.530

43.1%

FEMALE

4.651

56.9%

Age Range:

0-4 Age

6.1%

5-17 Age

63.09%

18-59 Age

29.6%

60+

1.14%

Nationality Range:

Syrian

56.9%

Turkish

39.6%

Others

3.37%

GALERİ

SOCIAL COHESION UNIT MEMBERS

Ezgi Kaplan
Social Cohesion Coordinator

İstanbul Universtiy
Political Science and Public Adminstration Undergraduate Degree

İstanbul University
Local Governments Urban & Environmental Studies Master Degree

Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Üniversitesi
Urban Planning Master Degree

 
Burcu Özlem Dağ
Psychological Counselor

Boğaziçi University
Psychological Counseling and Guidance Undergraduate Degree

Yaprak Koçak
Social Cohesion Officer

Cappadocia University
Social Services Associate Degree