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The Mission Behind “El Menahil Promise”

February 19, 2021



After Syria’s brutal civil war, millions of people have fled the country in search of a peaceful life in a new home. Though many arrived and settled in Turkey, countless families struggle with making ends meet, overcoming language barriers, and so much more. Yet, Tzu Chi has found a pathway to hope and is making good on a promise: to provide an educational oasis that is a refuge for Syrian refugee children and adults.

Discover how they are doing this through El Menahil International School, located in the Sultangazi district of the bustling Istanbul. Learn how you can support these efforts at


Director/Editor: Hannah Whisenant
DP: Jonathan Van Lamsweerde

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