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 including prominent international philanthropists about the conditions of the refugees in Turkey and the Middle East. The foundation’s clinical director and board member Leyla Akca Atik talked about Project Lift and “Hold My Hand” programs as well as Trauma-Informed Schools project. The connections made after the impactful and moving presentations are expected to return to Turkey in the form of support for the activities aimed at children in underprivileged groups.