Educating girls is not only right, it’s smart. Together, we can create a ripple effect that can transform communities for generations…
Dear BTF Supporter:
On December 19, 2011, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Girls face discrimination, violence and abuse every day across the world. The International Day of the Girl Child, a new global observance, aims to highlight the importance of empowering girls and ensuring their human rights.
Investing in girls is a moral imperative — a matter of basic justice and equality. It is an obligation under the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. It is also critical for achieving the UN’s Millennium Development Goals, advancing economic growth and building peaceful, cohesive societies across the globe. Bridge to Turkiye Fund (BTF) supports the UN programs and believes that education for girls is one of the best strategies for protecting girls against violence, abuse, child marriage, and discrimination. When girls are able to stay in school, girls can build a foundation for a better life for themselves and their families, which will help enrich their lives and enhance their future.
In honor of the UN’s first-ever International Day of the Girl on October 11, BTF invites you to support the Medine Memi Memorial Girls’ Empowerment Scholarships Project to educate and empower girls in rural areas of Turkey and especially those among the poorest. Please stand up for Medine Memi and all girls and young women whose lives were cut short tragically in Turkey and throughout the world, and give the gift of education in their honor on International Day of the Girl tomorrow. Together, we can help create a brighter future for these young women and girls and their communities as a whole.
Since 2010, BTF provided 25 annual scholarships totaling nearly $13,000 to disadvantaged young women and girls from rural regions of Turkey. With your support, for the 2012-13 academic year, we have added six more scholarship recipients who will be supported by this program.
Please consider supporting this worthy cause or become a sponsor by visiting our website at www.bridgetoturkiye.org or at Global Giving project page at http://goto.gg/9853. BTF will direct 100% of your donations to eligible young girls who are supported by this program.
On this inaugural International Day of the Girl, we thank you for stepping up and investing in girls' education in Turkey and investing in the future.
Bridge to Türkiye Fund Team
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