In 2020, by starting to implement KIKA Program, United Work expanded its target group by bringing its services to the International Protection (IP) Status Holders considered as the members of one of the most vulnerable groups.
The KIKA program is implemented in cooperation with the International Labour Organization Turkey Office under the project “Decent Work Opportunities for Refugees and Host Communities in Turkey” funded by the U.S State Department of The Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).
In the context of the program, to promote self-sufficiency and resilience of the target groups, beneficiaries are referred to decent job opportunities where they can get their fundamental human rights in employment.
Aiming to facilitate IP Holders’ employment, employers are assisted in each step of the hiring process from first interviews to work permit applications, additionally employment incentives are provided in the condition of employment of both guest and host community members.
In May 2021, program manager Ms. Burçin Oflu Tuncer and, business development specialist Mr. Fikri Topaloğlu paid visits to the workplaces being assisted under the KIKA program in Denizli.
In the course of the visits, feedbacks concerned with employment experiences and, program outcomes as much as the further cooperation opportunities were discussed with the employers.