Every Child deserves an education - even Eyyup

Every Child deserves an education – even special needs children.


In Northern Cyprus (TRNC) a country the world chooses to ignor, be it Cath, Merve, Dougan, Emral, Hasret, Peter or little Eyyup they all need the opportunity to be treated as human beigns and not forgotten about. With a little bit of help who knows what little Eyyup can grow up to be by reaching for his star!

£13000 is needed by 30th June 2020 to give Eyyup and his school friends the activity room and toilets & washroom they deserve.

Why June 30th, simple; building works can commence in the summer months and be completed and used by the Special Needs Children including little Eyyup before the Autumn &Winter arrives.

Nearly 20 years ago the Anglo Turkish Association of Northern Cyprus – Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk - İngiliz Derneği donated both funds and play equipment to the Mentally Handicapped & Special Needs Children’s School in Karakum situated in Kyrenia (Girne) Northern Cyprus , a worthwhile cause you may think! However these special children have as time goes by been able to use these items on a daily basis less and less – the reason, ‘the classroom’ where these special children who develop, learn and grow-up through playing with this equipment is in a very poor state of health.

We have been approached by the Mentally Handicapped & Special Needs Children’s School in Karakum and asked by them to redecorate the activity room they use, so that their special children can once again ‘have some special time!

However; upon investigation, we discovered that whilst their activity room is important to the School, due to its current condition it can only be used for less than quarter of an hour a day, if at all – this is because of the rising damp walls which results in a continual health problem for all those who use the room for any great length of time. Neither or less, this room is used to the delight of these disadvantaged children whenever they can, to see their faces when at play in this room is a joy to behold by anyone who witnesses it. These Special Children are oblivious to their health risks because all they want to do is play!

If this important room was re-decorated or if earth was removed away from around the exterior walls of the room the underlining problem would not go away, just resurface in very quick time.

For this reason our Association the after taking professional advice has decided that drastic action needs undertaking for the sake and benefit of these Special Children who are less privileged than our own children.

We therefore have undertaken to provide the Mentally Handicapped & Special Needs Children’s School in Karakum not only with an ACTIVITY ROOM that is Fit for Purpose and that they can be proud to use whenever they want but also TOILET & WASHROOM FACILITIES so that the Special Children too can have the basic facilities they deserve!

Without pulling on heart strings, we would like to think that if your idea of Philanthropy is in line with those of the Anglo Turkish Association of Northern Cyprus – Kuzey Kıbrıs Türk - İngiliz Derneği, and would ask that anyone who can help us assist these children that the World generally wants nothing to do with – just think; if it were your children and you were the parent of a Mentally Handicapped or Special Needs Child how would you cope in today’s World!

To help little Eyyup and the other Special Needs Children reach for their star please share this appeal with your family, friends, work colleagues and everyone else you know and ask them all to do the same. Above all -- Donate

Please visit our website for more information on our Association and how you can help these Special Needs Children!



Donations ()

  • Birgul Salih 
    • £50 
    • 8 hrs
  • John & Jenni Eastham 
    • £50 
    • 16 hrs
  • Sheila Mawhinney 
    • £50 
    • 1 d
  • Alan George 
    • £25 
    • 1 d
  • MR S CHARLES McQuigg 
    • £50 
    • 1 d
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