To play may seem silly in essence; but it is through play, that a child learns. 





Sirkhane Social Circus School


Sirkhane Social Circus School helps restore confidence in refugee youth by teaching circus tricks in Mardin. Our mission is to provide safe, friendly and embracing environment for children, who are effected by conflicts. Replace their damaged childhood with happiness and enrich the children’s imagination with colors of social circus pedagogy. 

Sirkhane Social Circus School is carrying out activities in Turkey and Iraq. Children have opportunities to collaborate and form friendships with each other, beyond gender, social and cultural differences. In doing so, they manifest peace, harmony, open mindedness and cheerfulness in their local and global communities. Laughter is childhood, laughter is happiness.




ARTogether is a resource center for the refugee community, providing free creative arts instruction and supplies within a setting that supports social gathering, human connection, and community-building.

ARTogether stands alone as the only creative arts program in the San Francisco Bay Area that specifically serves refugees. They strive to adapt to the special circumstances of the diverse groups that we work with.

As they customize their classes, they consider their participants’ immigration status, family status, language and country of origin, age, sexual orientation, length of time in the United States, and access to transportation. 


Mardin Museum

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