Where are we
Kids Rainbow began operating in 2015 in Gaziantep's Akyol district, where many Syrian families live. Concerned by the lack of educational opportunities for young Syrian refugees and kids under temporary protection, the organization emerged as a safe and inclusive learning space where to develop skills and strengthen community bonds.
Syrians in gaziantep
Situated 92 km from Halep, Gaziantep has a population of over two million people, among which a quarter are registered Syrian refugees.
In order to have access to public services such as education and healthcare, Syrian migrants need to apply for temporary protection in their city of arrival.
Enrollment in school is allowed solely in the city where the permit is issued. This regulation creates many difficulties for children whose families are forced to move to industrial cities like Gaziantep to seek job opportunities.
(source: 3RP 2019)
3.57 million Syrians are registered under temporary protection in Turkey (almost half are children)
42% of Refugees (all nationalities) live under the poverty line.
191,000 Syrian children are working
Our Team Members
We stand by Syrians since 2016. We started our journey in Idomeni camps in Greece, where we stayed 10 months straight. We then broaden our work towards the “Balkan route” in Belgrade 2017/18 and in Bosnia 2020/21. We would like to keep working together with and for the Syrians with Kids Rainbow in Gaziantep, in hope to expand our work in Syria as soon it would be possible.
The Center in Gaziantep could be only the first one of many others. We would like to dedicate this new beginning to Elena Pino and Stefano Vallin, who committed themselves until the end to the Syrian cause. We wish the collaboration between our organizations will help us contribute in a more valuable way for our Syrian brothers.