Leverage Box: Game 4 All

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Sığınmacılar ve Göçmenlerle Dayanışma Derneği (Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants-ASAM)

ASAM has designed the "Leverage Box: Game 4 All" as a community-based intervention program to democratize play therapy and make it accessible for all preschool-aged refugee and host community children.

Last Updated: October 2022
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Subject
Early childhood education
Current Work Location(s):
  • Turkey
  • Turkey
Priority Population(s):
  • Children and youth
  • Caregivers
  • Refugees and displaced people
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs):
  • 3. Good health and well-being
  • 4. Quality education
  • 10. Reduced inequalities

Executive Summary

As host to the world's largest refugee population, Turkey is mobilizing its resources to adequately serve vulnerable refugee groups with highly specific needs. Turkey's legislative system does not recognize preschool as part of a child's formal education, which means that refugee children aged between 0-6 with special needs have been most adversely affected by this situation, with minimal access to special education services.

To bridge the gap, Leverage Box: Game 4 All plans to open well-being and development centers for children between the ages of 2-6 that focus on play therapy in six cities, namely İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Gaziantep, Adana, and Mersin, where significant refugee population reside. By making these centers accessible to vulnerable segments of society, the benefits of play therapy will be introduced to children in their early stages of development and spread to the foundations of the future society.

Organization Details
Lead Organization

Sığınmacılar ve Göçmenlerle Dayanışma Derneği (Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants-ASAM)

Organization Headquarters
Turkey
Organization ID
06-034-124
Number of Full-time Employees
> 1,000
Annual Operating Budget
$10.1 to 25 Million
Type
Non-profit

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