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TRNC SOS Children's Association

TRNC SOS CHILDREN'S ASSOCIATION

TRNC SOS Children’s Association was established in 1991 to provide family-based care for children who have lost their family care and to raise them as self-confident, independent individuals in the long term with progressive support programs. Our association, which started its activities in 1993, was accepted as a member of International SOS Children’s Villages in 1994. SOS Children’s Village TRNC has the same status as all SOS Children’s Villages in the world. Our Association carries out its activities in cooperation with the Social Services Department of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

1991
SOS Children's Village Association was founded in Nicosia.
1993
Family-like care was given to 6 children in the Children's Village.
1994
40 children were placed in 6 family homes. SOS Kindergarten was founded. SOS Children's Association became a member of SOS Kimderdorf International.
1996
In an apartment in Nicosia, young people were given family-like care.
1998
Youth House was founded in Kyrenia.
1999
10 family houses were activated and family-like care provided for 63 children.
2001
Semi-Independent Living Program was opened.
2005
Prevention of Child Abuse and Family Strengthening Project was established.
2006
Family-based care provided for 12 family homes and 75 children.
2014
The number of children and young people receiving family care was increased to 108. 36 families (90 children ans 60 adults ) were supported by the Prevention of Child Abandonment and Family Strengthening Project. 55 children received training in SOS Nursery and Kindergarten.
2016
Kyrenia Youth Center (GIGEM) Project was signed with European Union.
2017
Girne Youth Center (GIGEM) started its activities.
2017
Strengthening Asylum in Cyprus Project started with the cooperation of SOS Children's Village and UNHCR.
2018
Pedagogical Team in Youth Houses was established.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Buğra Akter

Chairman of the Board

Dervişe Çerkez Güryel

Vice President

Amber Ciddi Arabacı

Accountant

Fevzi Özersay

General Secretary

Hasan Arman

Active Board Member

Aydan Başkurt

Representative Of Ministry Of Labor And Social Security

Hülya Özkoşar

Representative Of The Ministry Of Education

Filiz Meriçli

Reserve Board Member