Give children with Autism in Turkey an education

$945 $49,055
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Tohum Autism Foundation, a Turkish based organization, opened a school for children with Autism in 2006. There was an enormous need for such a school where currently 126 students are enrolled. Turkey is among the countries with the biggest need in this sense. The percentage of special needs students is about 1% in Turkey whereas it is 3-6% in Europe. This means that great majority of special needs children, many with autism, cannot receive special education services in Turkey.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

There is a major lack of educational facilities for children with Autism in Turkey.

How will this project solve this problem?

Tohum Autism Foundation has built a school in Istanbul for children with Autism.

Potential Long Term Impact

Tohum Autism School hopes to grow to cities all around the country, providing special education programs to students that are not receiving adequate care.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $945

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $945 .  The original project funding goal was $50,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Senay Ataselim

New York, United States

Where is this project located?

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