Empower 100 Girls through Education in Turkey

 
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Oct 9, 2013

October 11 is the UN's International Day of the Girl Child!

October 11 is the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child

The International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC) is just around the corner (October 11th) and your friends at Bridge to Turkiye Fund (BTF) would like to call your attention to the challenges and barriers to girls' education from around the world and particularly in Turkey to commemorate the Day.  The IDGC was declared by the United Nations in 2012 to recognize girls’ rights globally and support action to address discrimination.

According to World Bank, in Turkey, the educational system does not provide enough access for the economically vulnerable rural girls, particularly for secondary education. The existing distributional gap between urbanized and rural Turkey, and between men and women, will not be eradicated unless there is truly equal educational opportunity for all Turkish children. In Eastern and Southeastern Turkey, over 45 percent of girls are illiterate. For many girls, especially those from marginalized communities, education continues to remain a distant dream due to various reasons — distance from home to school, finances, social and cultural barriers and so on. As BTF, we have pledged to do our part in eliminating economics as a barrier in getting an education for socio-economically disadvantaged girls in rural Turkey.

With continued interest and support from donors like you, in 2013-14 educational year, BTF aims to expand its program to provide scholarships to 50+ marginalized young women and adolescent girls from rural Turkiye. In collaboration with our trusted partner in Turkey: Cagdas Yasimi Destekleme Dernegi (CYDD-Association for Support of Contemporary Living), we are in the process of identifying additional girls who will qualify for BTF’s Girls’ Empowerment scholarships.  Exact number of students will be provided in the next report.

We are happy to announce that one of our scholars (G.K.) supported by this program has graduated from law school and aspires to be a judge. We are certain that G.K. will make a difference in her community and for Turkish society.

You, too, can take part in transforming a girl’s life! Come join us and imagine for a second…

… a world where girls are offered the equal educational opportunities as boys are…

… a world where girls are not forced to get married at an early age; and they could live their childhood…

… a world where girls are given the equal opportunity to reach their full potential…

So, partner with us in creating such world! Because when you educate a girl, you can break cycles of poverty and illiteracy in just one generation. 

Remember: big changes start small. Contribute as much as you can, become a sponsor, spread the word, and be a part of the change. Educating girls is smart for all of us!

We can’t thank you enough for your continued support.

For more information about IDGC, please visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/

 

 

 

 

 

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Sevda Aleckson

Cary, North Carolina United States

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