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İzmit Rehabilitation Center

The İzmit Rehabilitation Center was built by the Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Foundation in the aftermath of the 1999 Marmara Earthquake to provide out-patient physical and psychological rehabilitation services to the victims of the earthquake and the region. As the first center of its kind, it was operated by the Mother Child Education Foundation for two years and then transferred to Kocaeli University. The Center partnered with Project Hope, a US based non-profit to provide health services and training to the Center’s medical staff. The services that the Center remains renowned for are: Orthotics-Prosthetics, Occupational Therapy, Swallowing and Speech Therapy. There is also a Children’s Rehabilitation Center situated within the complex. The Center covers an enclosed area of 1,500 m2 (16,145 ft2).

Oya Bahadır Yüksel Youth Rehabilitation Center

The Youth Rehabilitation Center was built in the Gaziantep province in Southeastern Turkey, which receives high levels of migration from eastern provinces. Child labor, street children and substance abuse among youth were found to increase in recent years and the need for a center to rehabilitate, support and educate these young people became apparent. The center was designed with the multi needs of rehabilitation in mind and is now operated by the Municipality of Gaziantep to rehabilitate substance addicted children and to provide them with vocational education. It remains an important example in Turkey as the first center of its kind and has a capacity of 120 people and covers an enclosed area of 2,649 m2 (28,512 ft2).

With the support of FİBA Group A.Ş., the center staff has undergone 6 months of training by a team of medical experts and psychologists from the USA specialized in establishing rehabilitation centers in different parts of the world.

Kızılay Hüsnü M. Özyeğin Rehabilitation Center Facilities

The center was  built in the Rize province of northern Turkey with a capacity to serve 300 disabled people daily, in an enclosed area of 5,300 m² (57,046 ft²). The Center was donated to Rize University in 2010 and was opened in April 2011.

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