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Apr 25, 2017

29 Students Open The Doors of University Slightly!

A Moment From Our University Preparation Class
A Moment From Our University Preparation Class

Nicah, born in Aleppo in 2000, is one of the four school-aged children of Berkut family. Her family fled to Turkey 6 years ago for their lives and to reach a safe place.

With the support of their neighbors in Adana, Nicah continued her education. She kept on running after her dreams.

Our path with Nicah crossed in our Life Skills Development Center in Adana. She was ambitiously attending the classes on YÖS (Foreign Student Exam). Her aim is to study as much as possible to be selected by an university in Turkey.

‘All of my grades at school is more than 90/100. I was successful at pilot tests. I attended every single class at Life Skills Development Center and extra classes as well. I am dreaming of being a teacher to help young students on their route. I want to study in Çukurova University, Ankara University or Galatasaray University. There is only one last obstacle to realize my dreams: the Admission Charge for Foreign Student Exam. I consulted one of my teachers in Life Skills Development Center…’

She consulted us, and an idea popped into our heads! We called our friends in Adana Multi Service Center and Istanbul Life Skills Development Center. We decided to share your valuable donations with successful students in need.

Same as Nicah, Hasan is also one of our most ambitious students. He never miss any class. He is the oldest of 5 children, making his living by working in gardens and farms picking oranges and lemons. He is dreaming of being a medical engineer or veterinary.

‘Without this opportunity, I would have missed the exams since I don’t have enough money for application. I will get into university and become the role model for children like me!’ says Hasan.

In a short time, 29 students like Nicah and Hasan applied for support. They managed to apply for the universities they dream of. They are attending exams nowadays and we are following them in this process.

With your help, these students will be studying in outstanding universities of Turkey such as Galatasaray University, Middle East Technical University, Bogaziçi University, Hacettepe University, Çukurova University etc…

We worked on supporting children and youth to keep going to school in many provinces in Turkey with your donations before. We felt that it would be wonderful to remove last obstacles of these bright young students through university. Now it’s time to wait and celebrate their success and to share the results with you afterwards.

Thank you, thank you again! 

They Thanked Us (And You) With Surprise Breakfast!
They Thanked Us (And You) With Surprise Breakfast!
Jan 26, 2017

A Day Full of Surprise, Joy, Motivation and Gifts!

The kit is full of stationeries
The kit is full of stationeries

With your priceless donations, we set our course to Sakarya and planned to organize a new event for our children who are already in the first days of semester break.

After having a long and challenging semester, the children were feeling relaxed and they were enthusiastic about attending to various activities. So we called their family and invited them to our ‘surprise activity’ at our Sakarya Multi Service Center.

We Were Surprised Before the Children!

We ordered 65 bags full of stationeries. Before children, we were also surprised with what we saw in the bags: Notebooks and pens were doubled and there were additional pastels in the kit. ‘This is a contribution from our store...’ said the owner of stationery store, ‘… as a humble addition to the meaningful donations for your meaningful project!’ 

Reward for a Long Semester & Motivation for the Next One

Children visited our office with their family the day before and they became very happy with what was waiting for them. After seeing our friends who were welcoming them at the desk with the gifts, they made their way to our playground. Having checked their new stationeries, they started playing games with our friends. 

Mohammad, 8 years old, expresses his happiness saying, ‘I am very happy with my gifts. I will use all these staff in the second semester, and my sister, Hoda, who is 4 years old, will also be thrilled with painting notebooks and pastels!’

Fatima seemed to be very happy with her new pink bag, and she also promised to share all of these with her friends too! 

At the end of the day, everybody felt the same happiness, hope and relief… We and the families are grateful for your supports, and children are already waiting for the second semester to start! 

Together, we are stronger! 

They were happy with the surprise gifts
They were happy with the surprise gifts
We played games together
We played games together
Our lovely twins Danita and Daved loved the gifts
Our lovely twins Danita and Daved loved the gifts
Together we are stronger!
Together we are stronger!

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Sep 6, 2016

Preliminary Activities For the New Season

'BARIS' means 'PEACE' in Turkish

Teachers are on holiday, students are having rest and the school is closed. Everybody is letting of the steam of a year and getting prepared for the next season… But we haven’t stopped!

In our last activity, we visited Maresal Fevzi Çakmak Primary School (Yüregir, Adana) to distribute the new bags for 50 children with your valuable donations. We played with them, had wonderful time together and promised to keep in touch.

During the summer, children attended many activities such as ‘Wall Painting, Theatre, Handcraft, Chess Workshops’. Also, they attended to Science Museum Trips, Zoo Trips and Botanical Garden trips with our Multi Service Centers and our Child and Family Support Centers.

We tried to make the idle summer days more useful and more enjoyable for the children.

During the summer, we made our researches, we applied to our assessment reports, we spotted schools and children in need and we are completely ready for the coming education season.

Bags are ready and they must be fulfilled with notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, etc.

Children are ready to start a new season with a passion and excitement.

We are ready to reach as many children as possible.

Now it seems that there is only one question left:

Will you join us along the way to promote education?

Botanical Garden Trip
Botanical Garden Trip
Handcraft Acitivity
Handcraft Acitivity
Chess Activity
Chess Activity
 
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