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Photo of the Week: Horses Help Lions Bring Happiness to Children with Special Needs

August 29, 2011

During August, many of our members worked on projects to engage youth in their local communities. We received this week’s photo via our “Submit a Photo” page.

Istanbul Yeni Harbiye Lions Club

In Turkey, members of the Istanbul Yeni Harbiye Lions Club host “My Horse is My Door to Life,” an ongoing project that gives children with special needs the chance to ride a horse. This photo shows club members helping one of the young participants enjoy his first horse ride.

  1. September 11, 2011 9:48 am

    It’s good to see some of the good things done by the Lions. Horses always seem to be a favorite with children.

  2. September 2, 2011 6:58 pm

    Excellent action, double for younger and handicap people. A good service for these children.
    Best regards from Belgium

  3. August 30, 2011 8:43 pm

    Lions or Lions …

  4. August 30, 2011 1:47 am

    We would like to send our heartfelt congratulations to fellow Turkish Lions in Istanbul Yeni Harbiye Lions Club in MD 118-T and Club President Nuran Kocdur.

    We have been impressed since the first day we heard about your project for 2011-2012.

    Wishing you the best of luck. With Lions greetings,
    Fethiye Lions Club
    in Fethiye, Turkey
    MD 118-R

    • August 30, 2011 9:12 am

      Thanks for your comment … and congratulations on being included in the headquarters edition of LION Magazine in September!

  5. Yeni Harbiye Lions permalink
    August 29, 2011 5:05 pm

    This project teaches us many things: what it is to be a disabled child, what it is to be the parent of a disabled child, what it is to be together with a horse, and we are living again and again, what it is to be a Lion.

    Please read all stories of this children on our blog and follow us on

    Many thanks for sharing our project.

    Istanbul Yeni Harbiye Lions Club, District 118-T , Turkey

  6. Anonymous permalink
    August 29, 2011 2:47 pm

    Bonne action. Cette idée est magnifique, car chacun de nous à réver de faire ce sport, à Constantine doyen, nous allons nous inspirer de cette action, pour les enfants orphelins de la ville de Constantine, Algérie.

    • August 29, 2011 3:04 pm

      For our English language readers, the “Google Translate” version of this comment:

      Good deed. This idea is wonderful, because each of us dream to do this sport. Dean Constantine, we will learn from this action for orphaned children in the city of Constantine, Algeria.

  7. August 29, 2011 5:03 am

    Indeed a good gesture encouraging the children through recreation.


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