“Mardin”The City of Civilizations
Mardin one of beautiful cities in the east part of my country. The city is located on the slope of a hill looking down south to the Mesopotamian plains.Mardin is on the rail and highway routes connecting Turkeyto Syria and Iraq. According to a hearsay, the history of the city dates as far back as the Flood. The city lived under the rule of the Hurri-Mitani, Hittites, Surs, Babylonians, Persians, Romans, Arabs and the Seljuk Turks. Later, the Mardin branch of the Artuklu Kingdom called “Tabaka Ilgaziyye” was established and the city flourished during this time.www.allaboutturkey.com/mardin
who they are,
Women’s Employment Evaluation Foundation (KEDV)
Established in 1986 to support poor women and with a “community benefit” status, KEDV enables participatory and needs-based empowerment and programs to mobilize the experiences and expertise of poor women to produce their own solutions.
KEDV is spreading the community-based service model and MEDCHILD’s award-winning innovative educational approach and child care and education services (Neighborhood Spots / Play Rooms / Toy Libraries, etc.) to the poor. It provides women with business and product development services and micro credit and marketing support. It creates women-centered examples of local development, supports women’s leadership, and provides co-operative arrangements for joint initiatives in social and economic spheres.
Thousands of women come together in co-operatives with the support provided by KEDV, which launched the first cooperative movement for women in Turkey. In these cooperatives, women offer care and education services for children, carry out production activities in a wide range of fields, develop a dialogue with local managers for safer neighborhoods and cities for children and women.