Sunshine of Şanlıurfa Project

EYDK was entitled to execute a grant project called “The Sunshine of Şanlıurfa” , within the coverage of the ENHANCER project, which is financed by the European Union and implemented by the International Center for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) in the coordination with the General Directorate of Development Agencies of the Ministry of Industry and Technology and started its activities in February 2023.

The project, implemented in collaboration with the Türkiye Grameen Microfinance Program (TGMP)  by EYDK, aims to create sustainable partnerships among national and local stakeholders in Şanlıurfa, enhance the capacity of entrepreneurial institutions, and include women from Syrians under Temporary Protection status and the local community in the entrepreneurship ecosystem. It also seeks to strengthen social cohesion through scalable actions.

Within the scope of the project, 32 hours Training of Trainers (ToT) was provided to 10 staff members of TGMP with the aim of capacity development for TGMP personnel. Thus, TGMP will have the capacity to deliver training programs in 65 provinces where it is active in Turkey. “Entrepreneur Assessment, Mentor Profiles, Mentoring Process, Early Stage Idea Development, Growth Stage, and Finance” modules were covered in the ToT Program.

You can access the videos of the training delivered within the framework of the project here.

Following the completion of the Training of Trainers (ToT), 12 hours entrepreneurship training was given to 45 Turkish women  and 114 Syrian women under Temporary Protection on 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28 October 2023, hosted by Şanlıurfa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ŞUTSO). During the training “Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Skills, and Idea Development, Sustainable Product/Service Development, Marketing, and Budget Management” modules were covered and interactive sessions were held with the participants. Additionally, The final case study report was prepared to evaluate the activities carried out through the project implementation.

The project was successfully completed on January 15, 2024.


Click here to read report. 


Turkish Project Materials


Arabic Project Materials