Turn your new year’s gift into Happy Moments For Children!

Happy Moments For Children In our Child and Youth Center in Balat, we have individual and group therapy sessions with children who need psychosocial support so that children spend happy moments and have imprints of happiness, instead of scars of trauma. In these 11...

Would you like to support children who need to play?

IKEA Turkey donates 5 TL to the Maya Vakfı for each SAGOSKATT toy you buy from internet shop from November 1st to December 20th. Each support turns into #HappyMomentsForChildren and contributes to our psychosocial support activities for children.    Related...

We are in the BOOST Civil Society Technology Challenge Program

We are one of the participants of the BOOST Civil Society Technology Challenge Program, which was implemented by UNDP and Koç Holding and aims to accelerate the digital transformation of civil society organizations (CSOs) to increase their impact and outreach amidst...

Business world “promised”

Maya Vakfı was one of the sponsors of the Act*Human Summit organised on January 25, 2017 in Istanbul by the Humanitarian Development Foundation (INGEV) with the aim of promoting social inclusion in business world. Participants showed great interest in the “I promise”...

Thank You Synergos!

Maya Vakfı organised an introductory meeting in February with the support of Turkish Philanthropy Funds and hosted by New York-based civil society organisation Synergos. During the meeting in New York, foundation President Esra Özsüer gave a presentation to the guests...

Stronger together!

The last of the volunteer trainings offered by Project Lift, the main psychosocial support program of Maya Vakfı since 2014, was held at Boğaziçi University. To date, the Foundation trained a total of 350 volunteers, including new participants who will be able to help...

Changing the lives of 479 children

Since its launch in 2014, Project Lift’s outreach programs, “Hold My Hand” for Syrian refugee children and “Heart to Heart" for Turkish children has reached 479 children.

Parents are pleased

In the second family training held on January 17 as part of the program with parents of children participating in the Project Lift workshop, a range of topics including positive parenting and discipline methods, strategies to cope with challenging life incidents and...

Heart to heart

Another event hosted in January was a Project Lift Heart to Heart workshop organised with the support of Üsküdar Governorship and Üsküdar Municipality for the children of those that lost their lives on July 15. In total 11 children living in the district participated...

Project Lift

The tenth of leg of the “Hold My Hand” program, within the scope of Maya Vakfı's main psychosocial support program Project Lift, aimed at Syrian children aged 6 to 12 took place at the Sultanbeyli Refugee Center with the support of UNHCR, in partnership with IMC and...

Hand in hand for a better future

The Trauma-Informed Schools project, based on the exclusivity agreement signed between Istanbul Provincial Directorate of National Education and Maya Vakfı, has been launched. With the agreement, Maya Vakfı will be able to implement the project at all the provisional...


Support children who need psychosocial support through regular or one-time donations. Your donation will allow children to attend individual and group therapy sessions and to build happy moments, not trauma, in their lives.


Our volunteers share the same dream of a better world and help us lead the way. Their support is invaluable as they join us in our pursuit of reaching more children and creating more impact. Join us and be part of the change for better.


Akat Mahallesi Öztürk Sokak No:3 34335
Akatlar Beşiktaş İstanbul Türkiye
Tel: +90 (531) 980 72 37 // +90 (212) 351 00 20

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Fener Mahallesi Tevkii Cafer Mektebi Sokak No:24
Balat Fatih İstanbul Türkiye
Tel: +90 (212) 525 25 36

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