Who Are We?

Hülya Aras

I am Hülya Aras,

I was born in 1966 in Istanbul. I am a mother of 2 children. After 29 years of corporate life as an electrical engineer graduated from ITU, I started work in the field of social enterprise

Songül Kaya

I am Songül Kaya,

I was born in 1965 in Ankara. I graduated from Hacettepe Mathematics. I am a mother of special children with mental retardation and developmental problems.

Asiye Asal

I am Asiye Asal,

I was born in 1968 in Bursa. I have been the manager of Niş Cafe for 10 years. I am a mother of 2 disabled children.

Neslihan Edinçliler

I am Neslihan Edinçliler,

I was born in 1970 in Istanbul. I graduated from Anadolu University Special Education department as a teacher for the Mentally Handicapped.

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Where and why did we initiate symbiosis activity?

One day, we sat down in Bursa Nis Café and shared our ideals. We dreamed of a center where individuals who need special education and economically restricted entrepreneur youth could socialize and create value by merging. We decided to set out as 4 women entrepreneurs to establish a sustainable system that we aim to spread to different disadvantaged individuals over time. Our main goal is to contribute to the need in this regard. We aim to expand our social impact with all partners operating in this context: public, social enterprise platforms, social entrepreneurs, NGOs, academicians, technology companies and volunteers.

What do we like best about this center?

To ensure the transition of individuals with special needs to business life,

Providing cultural, artistic and social activities to disadvantaged individuals,

To develop individuals with special needs in sports branches and to participate in competitions,

Providing guidance services to families who do not know what to do,

Seeing that disabled people have access to equal rights,

Supporting young people with financial difficulties,

To convey our experiences to those who want to be social entrepreneurs,

Preparing those who have an early stage venture idea for business life,

To share our knowledge and experience in our cafe in different flavors,

Making the housewives productive,

Secondary school students around us taking an active role in social services,

Raising awareness in the society,

serving critical thinking,