Esra Bengisu Şamlı Böke

Success Story of Esra Bengisu Şamlı Böke Esra Bengisu Şamlı Böke is a 27-year old Turkish mother. She lives in Istanbul and she has a two-year-old son. Bengisu has a diploma in Tourism Management. She has been actively working in the tourism industry since she started university. "Many people study
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Salam Nabulsi

Success Story of Salam Nabulsi Salam Nabulsi is a 30-year-old refugee from Daraa, Syria. She is a very energic and positive person and speaks fluent Turkish. She met her husband while studying geology at Damascus University and got married. She fled Syria in 2016 before she was able to graduate
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Miryam Abdullah

SUCCESS STORY OF Miryam Abdullah Miryam got a legal job via United Work Miryam Abdullah (34), a single mother with three children, found a legal job in Istanbul through the services of Dutch NGO United Work. “I work at a meat processing factory. Together with four colleagues I work in
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Ammal Ali Danial

Success Story of Ammal Ali Danial How a Syrian refugee became a sucessful businesswoman Most shops in the Zia-ul-Hak shopping street in Sultanbeyli, on the Asian outskirts of Istanbul, have names in Arabic. Most clients are Syrian, as are their owners. Fashion store Masaya (The Evenings) is one of them.
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Ghadir Sassila

Success Story of Ghadir Sassila Ghadir Sassila, from hairdresser to entrepreneur Hiden away in a narrow sidestreet of the Istanbul district Sultanbeyli, on the Asian side of Istanbul, Ghadir Sassila runs her beauty salon ‘Dana’. Hidden away, but many Syrian women know how to find the salon. “I am well
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Fidan Zeino

Success Story of Fidan Zeino Fidan escaped poverty in Syria in 2013. She came to Turkey from the northwestern Syrian region of Afrin with a family of seven. “Because life there was very difficult: no water, no electricity, no jobs”. She is now 21, Kurdish, and the third one of
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İbrahim Abdulkarim

Success Story of İbrahim Abdulkarim Ibrahim Abdulkarim (23) from the Syrian of Aleppo came to Turkey in 2015. He had been living in Saudi Arabia for 14 years, since he was 7 years old. “I know the culture and I’m fluent in the Saudi accent”, he says. As he could
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Yasmin Nashawati

Success Story of Yasmin Nashawati Yasmin from Aleppo helps Syrians get jobs For many young adults in Syria the start of the civil war in their country in 2011 resulted in the end of their education in their own country. Yasmin Nashawati (22), from Aleppo, is one of them. In
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Shahed Gozum

Success Story of Ms.Shaded Gozum “It is really difficult for a Syrian to find a job in Turkey” For more than four years Mrs. Shahed  (23) from Aleppo worked as an English teacher for Turkish kids, in private schools, in public schools, in a company. “I didn’t have a work
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Abeer Alla Aldin

Success Story of Ms. Abeer Alla Aldin Young Syrian refugee found a job in health tourism Mrs. Abeer Alla Aldin (24) was born and raised in the Syrian capital Damascus. She is the eldest of six children and has one brother and four sisters. She came to Turkey with her
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