TİKA's Erenler Sofrası Keeps Cheering Up Needy People in Pakistan

As part of the Erenler Sofrası Ramadan Program which has been initiated by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA), 55 tonnes of food packages have been provided for a total of 4,000 families who live in Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Charsadda, Muzaffarabad and the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA) of Pakistan.

The Ramadan food aid program now continues in Pakistan, which has been carried out by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) under the name “Erenler Sofrası” since the year 2021 was declared as the Year of Yunus Emre, Ahi Evran and Haji Bektash Veli who are the spiritual legacies of Anatolia.

In his speech at the handover ceremony, TİKA’s Islamabad Program Coordinator Gökhan Umut stated that they have provided 55 tonnes of food packages for a total of 4,000 families to the underdeveloped areas of Pakistan, namely Dera Ismail Khan, Mardan, Charsadda, Muzaffarabad and the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA). Having stated that they have organized the Ramadan programs in order to share the joy of Ramadan this year just like the last year and that they were delighted to organize the program within the context of the Year of Yunus Emre and Turkish Language, the Year of Haji Bektash Veli and the Year of Ahi Evran this year.

Since the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey declared 2021 as the Year of Yunus Emre and Turkish Language, the Year of Haji Bektash Veli and the Year of Ahi Evran, TİKA has planned Ramadan social solidarity projects under the name "Erenler Sofrası", which are being carried out in 87 countries.