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1999 Barakakent Project

Istanbul METU Alumni Association and Eymir Cultural Foundation, two pioneer voluntary NGOs of the earthquake aid in Kocaeli 1999, organized a very quick project with a significant amount of donations.

Almost within two years:
430 earthquake houses, 3 social and recreational facilities, 1 cultural center including necessary infrastructure, sport facilities and children recreational areas have been completed in Kocaeli and Değirmendere earthquake districts.
Simultaneously, campus management, social and psychological support, mother/child health care services, day nursery, vocational training activities were realized.
Project has been awarded with the

HABITAT 2000 International Award Best Practice Certificate.