Walla supportive house is located in Reyhanli, 5 km away from the Turkey-Syria border. Our supportive housing offers a safe and stable environment where women and children could heal their traumas and rebuild their lives.
Walla comes from Arabic and means "to make a promise". Our house has been named after the second daughter of a Syrian war widow. Walla's childhood was broken when she lost her father and her home she was forced to flee to safety with her mother and her older sister.
Children are the most innocent victims of the Syrian conflict. Over 1.1 million Syrian children have registered as refugees with UN and they make nearly half of all refugees. They are growing up knowing nothing but violence, displacement, and loss.
Around 35 percent of Syrian children in Turkey do not attend school. Many of them working in dangerous sectors such as construction, furniture, and textile. Supporting children and their families is paramount to break the cycle of poverty and create a future life of dignity.
Currently, Our Walla house accommodates 28 women and children. We provide for food, clothing, and access to education and job training so that our residents regain their strength and become self-sufficient. Our supportive housing offers an alternative to living in a camp or, even worse, living on the streets, a destiny shared by many Syrian widows and their children.