6 humanitarians honored for their work with refugees

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Ilge Karancak-Splane

Club: Rotary Club of Monterey Cannery Row, California, USA

Project: Education and integration project in Turkey for Syrian refugee children

Description: After visiting several refugee tent camps in Turkey in 2017, Karancak-Splane organized Rotary clubs to provide medicine, hygiene products, blankets, shoes, and socks for families in the camps. Many of the children lacked access to education. Karancak-Splane and her Rotary club launched a global grant project to help educate children from the camps who were being transported to schools in the city. The project improves their education by providing equipment for a computer lab; workshops in art, music, and film; sports activities; and teacher training.