Light House Association


10. YIL Cad.
Cinoglu Cikmazi No:4


About Us

Light House Association, established in 1998 in Turkey, is an international NGO committed to eliminating poverty by identifying its causes and seeking to promote sustainable economic and social development by working with local communities through relief and development programmes. We aim to help the needy regardless of race, religion or gender. The main sectors we are involved in are: Health and Nutrition, Shelter, Water and Sanitation, Income Generation, Education and Vocational Training, Orphans Support and. Emergency and Disaster Relief. Almost all of our funding is from private donations of the people of Turkey. Our core geographical areas of operation are: Turkey, Kosova, Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria (Balkans), Central Asia, India and Pakistan (South Asia), Indonesia, Ethiopia, Mali and Niger (Africa). Lighthouse has recently launched a research centre to approach the issue of poverty in a scientific and holistic manner. The centre has been planned to serve as a consultancy, training and research centre for studies on the issues related to poverty in Turkey. Lighthouse Association is the first charitable association amongst charities in Turkey to achieve ISO 9001 Quality Management Certificate. It has been granted Public Benefit Status and can receive contributions without obtaining permission from authorities.

Light House Association has applied for consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and signatories to ‘the Code of Conduct for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and NGOs in Disaster Relief.