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Rukmini Banerjee's Fundraiser:

Digital Storytelling Project for Syrian Refugees in Turkey

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$5000 raised!
March 15, 2017

Thanks to all the love pouring in, we have already accomplished about one-third of our goal! We hope you can keep spreading the word so that  See more

BENEFITING: HasNa, Inc.

Rukmini Banerjee

THE STORY:

(ENGLISH)

Storytelling is a powerful tool for shaping ideas, motivating and persuading others, and fostering empathy in those who listen to our stories. It is an essential part of our identity, and allows us to feel a sense of belonging to the community that knows our stories. Digital stories – both easy to produce and to publish – are an ideal way to educate the international community about the day-to-day hardships and challenges faced by some of the most vulnerable populations of the world. Turkey is currently the largest recipient of Syrian refugees, with approximately 3 million refugees living in camps or urban areas all over the country.

HasNa Inc. has partnered with YUVA Association, an Istanbul-based nonprofit that runs learning centers for Syrian refugees all over Turkey, to implement a digital-storytelling project for the Syrian refugees and Turkish host communities. Our objective is to provide a platform for the affected populations to tell their story and also to create opportunities for listening, thereby fostering empathy and a sense of community between them and international audiences. Our goal is to raise $16,000 in order to be able to supply recording and editing equipment to 12 participants in Turkey, and subsequently organize a series of screening events both in Turkey and in the US.

By creating a listening space for their personal stories, we aim to create an opportunity for the international community to gain a deeper insight into the needs and challenges faced by the affected populations. This in turn will enable us to develop innovative ideas to respond to their needs.

In an increasingly divided world, we are seeking your help to create some sense of community and belonging. We hope that you will join us in this endeavor.

 

(TURKISH)

Hikaye anlatmak, fikirleri sekillendirmek, baskalarini motive edip, ikna etmek, ve hikayemizi dinleyenlerde empati gelistirmek icin guclu bir aractir. Kimligimizin temel bir parcasidir, ve kendimizi, hikayemizi bilen bir topluma daha bagli hissederiz. Dijital hikayeler, uretimleri ve yayinlanabilirlikleri kolay olmakla birlikte, uluslararasi toplumu dunyanin en savunmasiz toplumlarin karsilastigi gunluk zorluklar konusunda bilgilendirmek icin ideal bir yoldur. Turkiye su anda en cok Suriyeli multeci kabul eden ulke konumundadir ve tum ulkede kamplar ve sehirlerde yaklasik 3 milyon multeci yasamaktadir.

HasNa Inc. ve merkezi Istanbulda bulunan ve Turkiye capinda Suriyeli multeciler icin egitim merkezleri yuruten, kar gutmeyen bir kurulus olan Yuva Dernegi, Suriyeli multeciler ve Turk ev sahibi toplumlari icin bir dijital hikayecilik projesi gerceklestirmek icin ortak bir proje yurutmek icin bir araya gelmistir. Amacimiz etkilenen toplumlarin hikayelerini anlatmalari icin bir platform yaratmak ve ayni zamanda onlarin dinlemesi icin firsatlar yaratmak, ve bunun araciligi ile empati gelistirip onlar ve uluslararasi dinleyiciler arasinda bir birlik hissi yaratmaktir. Amacimiz projeye Turkiyeden katilacak 12 katilimcinin kendi dijital hikayelerini hazirlamalari icin gerekli kayit ve duzenleme ekipmanini saglayabilmek icin $16,000lik fon toplamak ve ayni anda hem Turkiye hem de Amerikada hikayelerin izlenmesi icin bir dizi gosterim duzenlemektir.

Ozel hikayeleri icin bir dinleme alani olusturarak, uluslararasi toplumun bu etkilenen toplumlarin gereksinimleri ve karsilastiklari zorluklar hakkinda daha derin bir anlayis gelistirebilmeleri icin firsatlar yaratmaktir. Bunun araciligi ile gereksinimleri karsilayabilmek icin daha yenilikci fikirler gelistirebilecegiz. Gittikce bolunen bir dunyada, birlik ve birseye ait olma hissi yaratabilmek icin size yardima cagiriyoruz. Umariz bu cabamizda bize katilirsiniz.

$2,095

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Kathy Scruggs

    $100

  • Richard Roth

    $50

  • Robert Wise

    $100

  • Ken Hill

    $25

  • Pat Hickman/Gail Hovey

    $40

  • Jill and Ridge Hall

    $25

  • Kevin & Pat Lowther

    $50

  • Ram CHOPRA

    $50

  • Donald Fischer

    $100

  • Ozgur Karaosmanoglu

    $100

  • Michael Castellano

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Demet Cabbar

    $100

  • Julie and David Brown

    $250

  • John F.

    $20

  • Yildiz Yagci

    $100

  • Sandy Anderson

    $25

  • Elliot Eisenberg

    $250

  • Sue Wellford

    $25

  • Margaret Fearey

    $100

  • Allan R. Gall

    $50

  • Kalli and Murat

    $250

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13% Raised of $16,000 Goal

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The Team: $2,095 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Rukmini Banerjee

Amount Raised

$1,545

 

10% Raised of $16,000 Goal

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Michael Castellano

Amount Raised

$500

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Richard Roth

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Kalli and Murat

Kalli and Murat

DONATION: $250

3 months ago

Allan R. Gall

Allan R. Gall

DONATION: $50

3 months ago

Margaret Fearey

Margaret Fearey

DONATION: $100

As a tribute to the courageous Syrian and Turkish peoples 4 months ago

Sue Wellford

Sue Wellford

DONATION: $25

4 months ago

Elliot Eisenberg

Elliot Eisenberg

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

Sandy Anderson

Sandy Anderson

DONATION: $25

In memory 4 months ago

Yildiz Yagci

Yildiz Yagci

DONATION: $100

4 months ago

John F.

John F.

DONATION: $20

4 months ago

Julie and David Brown

Julie and David Brown

DONATION: $250

4 months ago

Demet Cabbar

Demet Cabbar

DONATION: $100

4 months ago