We’re thrilled to share we’ve been selected for Fast Forward’s 2021 Accelerator!

We’re thrilled to share we’ve been selected for Fast Forward’s 2021 Accelerator! The only program focused exclusively on supporting tech nonprofits, the Accelerator will help us scale our impact through a $25K unrestricted grant, training from seasoned tech nonprofit entrepreneurs, and one-on-one mentoring with experts from top tech companies. Read the announcement here, and stay tuned for an invite to Demo Day, where we and our 10 peers in the program will pitch our solutions to a global audience.

https://bit.ly/ffwd2021

 

Esenyurt District Field Studies have begun!

We are in continuous effort to establish cooperations to deliver the HERA mobile health application to more refugee women. With this purpose, Dr. Aral Sürmeli, Coşku Arslanboğan and Ayşe Kaşıkırık from our team visited Esenyurt City Council and Esenyurt Municipality Foreign Relations Directorate on June 22.

 

During the meeting, our team gave a presentation titled “HERA: Mobile Health Platform for Increasing Vaccination and Prenatal Care for Syrian Mothers and Children Living under Temporary Protection in Turkey” and the parties discussed areas of cooperation. We would like to thank Esenyurt City Council and Esenyurt Municipality for their hospitality and support.

 

We attended the June 20 World Refugee Day Panel!

On June 20, we attended the “Open Door Meeting”, organized by the Global Equality and Inclusion Network (KAPI) on migration. The panel included representatives from municipalities, city councils, non-governmental organizations; academics and experts. Dr. Aral Sürmeli from HERA team gave a presentation titled “HERA: Mobile Health Platform for Increasing Vaccination and Prenatal Care for Syrian Mothers and Children Living under Temporary Protection in Turkey”.

 

 

 

Our topic for June at Open Door (Açık KAPI) Meetings is “migration”

 

Our topic for June at Open Door (Açık KAPI) Meetings is “migration”

 

You are invited to the “WORLD REFUGEES DAY” panel on June 20th!

 

Date: 20 June 2021

Time: 20:30

Zoom Meeting ID: 895 1280 5953

Passcode: KAPI

Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89512805953?pwd=a1htaWRoK203TzMwUVE2WVJGaGtydz09

 

Moderator: Güney Ferhat Batı, Lecturer & Founding Member of KAPI

 

Speakers:

 

 

Serdal Gökayaz, Head of Social Services Department, Mersin Metropolitan Municipality

 

Dr. Aral Sürmeli, President of the Medical Search and Rescue Association (MEDAK)

Access to Health for Refugee Women: HERA Mobile Application

 

Birgül Çay, Founding Member of KAPI & Esenyurt City Council

Migration and Women in Local Context

 

Hilal Dokuzcan, Founding Member of KAPI & 2nd President of the Ortak Yaşam Geliştirme Foundation

Feminization of Migration within International Context

 

 

A more equitable and inclusive world is possible!

#Equality #Inclusivity

On June 12th, HERA team participated in the Refugee Academy Program by Izmir Refugee Women’s Assembly.

Dr. Aral Sürmeli and Ayşe Kaşıkırık from HERA attended the program, along with refugee women, representatives of non-governmental organizations, and volunteers participating. Our team gave presentations titled “Refugee Women’s Problems in Accessing Health & Solutions”, and “The Importance of Mother and Child Health, and HERA Application”.

 

 

Migration Processes and Information and Communication Technologies in Turkey Workshop

On June 10th and 11th, the HERA team participated in the “Migration Processes and Information and Communication Technologies in Turkey Workshop”. Jointly organized by the Association for Migration Research and Université de Neuchâtel, the assembly included representatives from many non-governmental organizations, experts, and academics. The CEO of our team, Dr. Aral Sürmeli gave a speech titled “HERA: A Mobile Health Platform for Increasing the Rate of Vaccination and Prenatal Checkups for Syrian Mothers and Children Living under Temporary Protection in Turkey”.

HERA Advances in EIB Institute Social Innovation Tournament

Boston, Massachusetts, July 9, 2020 – HERA Inc. has been named one of fifteen finalists for the European Investment Bank Institute’s Social Innovation Tournament with their innovative mobile health platform that helps Syrian refugees navigate the Turkish medical system

The EIB’s Social Innovation Project supports social entrepreneurs and helps recognize and promote initiatives and ideas that help shed light on social, environmental, and ethical issues in Europe. There are various projects that fall into various sectors including healthcare, education, circular economies, job training, and creation to name a few.

“We are thrilled to be one of the fifteen finalists in this highly competitive competition,” said Dr. Aral Surmeli, founder and CEO of HERA Inc. “We truly feel that with the support and guidance from the European Investment Bank’s mentorship program we will be able to scale HERA and reach thousands of refugees and provide lifesaving support.”