What we do
Kids Rainbow is an association situated in Gaziantep, Turkey. We offer learning opportunities for Syrian refugee children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Our main objective is to provide language support (Turkish, Arabic, English), as well as other creative activities, in hope to give them
a chance for a better future.
We were founded in 2015 in the Akyol neighborhood in the Gaziantep city center to serve the families around this area.
The majority of their children spend their time on the streets and start working at a very early age. We created this centre as an alternative to this difficult reality, with the purpose to alleviate the negative consequences resulting from the children’s life experiences.
The association was founded by Syrians for Syrians, as a sign of solidarity within the community.
Our team is made up of Turkish and international volunteers, as we all work together towards the same goal: quality education for Syrian refugee kids.
Currently, the number of kids is limited to 44 (aged between 5 and 10 years old) due to the COVID-19 restrictions and the limited space of the building.
Due to these limitations, we prioritise the participation of kids who are approaching school age. Nevertheless, the number of children that wish to enroll is much higher. Our hope is that in the future we are able to welcome more children in Kids Rainbow.
The programme lasts for 6 months. In exceptional cases, where the kids cannot access Turkish public schools, they are enrolled for the following semester.