What We Do
HasNa’s programs in Turkey address issues involving water and agriculture, community groups, women in business, and young people. We bring together diverse groups from across the country to acquire professional and conflict resolution skills that are useful in their careers and communities.
Most HasNa programs focus on under-served communities in areas such as southeastern Turkey, where such skills are most needed.
To date, we have worked in Kars, Mardin, Kilis, Mersin, Diyarbakir, Sanliurfa, and Istanbul.
How We Do It
Working with local community groups, we recruit participants with an interest in collaborating to resolve particular social and economic issues. We train participants in communication and in job skills while introducing them to best practices in their fields. Programs expose participants to new points of view through interactions with American counterparts, hosts, and volunteers.
To identify what works and what does not, HasNa involves a professional external evaluator in each program phase. All HasNa programs also receive an in-depth third-party evaluation upon their conclusion.