Aug 29, 2017

Slow start but action up ahead!

Though our project is off to a slow start, we would like to thank all of our donors until now.  Please help us get the word out about this project and bring life to our community center!

Serving over 1400 students per year, our Ozgenturk location is in need of repairs and renovation, to create a colorful, child-friendly space that is welcoming for our kids.  For children, the space in which they learn is critical.  From their surroundings, children find inspiration, motivation, creativity and learning.  Our goal at TEGV is to create spaces that children come running to, a space just for them, where they can let their imagination and curiosity grow.

With everyone coming back from their vacations in September, we are planning a huge blast about our project in a few weeks.  We are excited to get the word out and see what Fall has in store!

Again, we thank all of you for your support and belief in the importance of this project.

May 31, 2017

We did it! Siirt Kurtalan kid's library is done - check out the photos!

Kids having fun in the new library
Kids having fun in the new library

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to be sharing the news that, with a last round of book and game purchases, we completed the Siirt Kurtalan library project last month, all made possible through your generous donations.

The new library at Siirt has been a tremendous inspiration for the kids, who know that donors from around the world came together to support them in creating this space.  Please enjoy the photos of the kids, making the most of the colorful, up-to-date surroundings, games, and books, all made available to them through our great work together.  Also, as a reminder of where we have come from, take a look at the ‘before’ picture, included as well.

To give you a full brief on what this project made possible, we:

  • Updated all furnishings, including new books, bookshelves, cabinets and colorful bean bags;
  • Improved the space with paint and room renovations;
  • Installed a colorful ‘PVC’ floor design;
  • Installed a new lighting system;
  • Introduced an e-book feature to the library;
  • Installed a chess area;
  • Bought educational board games; and
  • Bought over 600 new books!

The new library is a colorful, inspiring space that has attracted kids from throughout the community to take part in activities and to enjoy all the new resources available.

As you can see, the project was a huge success, where a tremendous amount of work was done within a relatively modest budget, and the kids couldn’t be happier.

On behalf of the kids and TEGV, we want to thank all of you for making this project possible!

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce our new project, which is to try and tackle the much needed renovations for our Adana Suleyman Ozgenturk Activity Location.  Please check out the project at https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/kids-community-turkey/.  This project is even more ambitious than Siirt, so we would be tremendously grateful if you shared this project with your friends and family.  We are hoping to bring the same happiness to the kids of Adana Suleyman that we were all able to bring to the kids of Siirt Kurtalan.

Kids having fun in the new library
Kids having fun in the new library
Kids having fun in the new library
Kids having fun in the new library
Kids having fun in the new library
Kids having fun in the new library
The library before renovations
The library before renovations

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Jan 17, 2017

Thank you and stay tuned!

Dear Friends of the Siirt, Kurtalan TEGV Children's Library,

Thanks to all of your support, we have reached, and even surpassed, our fundraising goal for creating a library space for the kids of Siirt, Kurtalan.  Together, we have made it possible to create the first dedicated library space for children in Siirt!

Because we have reached our goal, we are deactivating our project here on GlobalGiving and getting ready to make the final renovations and purchases for the library.

Please see our most recent report on the 'Reports' link at http://globalgiving.org/projects/librariesforkidsinturkey for the amazing pictures of renovations so far.

Once we have made the final improvements over the next few months, we will be back in touch with pictures of the final outcome for the library!

Until then, on behalf of TEGV and all the kids from our Siirt location, a big thanks for all of your support, which has truly touched the lives of some great kids.

Sincerely,

Ayse Inan

International Projects Manager, TEGV

 
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