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Oct 31, 2019

Project Update and Some of Our Activities in 2019

Dear All,

We would like to inform you that, as part of our fund-raising activities, we have joined two major events in 2019;

1. Koc Sports Spring Festival

This 5-day festival  which took place between 18 April 2019 and 14 May 2019 in 7 different universities unites university students with music, sports and leisure. The Festival enabled 26 thousand college athletes to join competitions  with an olympic spirit in different sports organizations and joining the campus runs to provide donations for different NGO projects.

2. Samsung Bosphorus Crosscontinental Swimming Race

Thousands of swimmers from 59 countries came together in Istanbul on 21 July 2019 and 40 swimmers opened a donation campaign for our Foundation`s project.

After these two succsefull fund raising activities, we have increased the number of scholars for the education year 2019-2020 up to 93 students.

YES, we are now supporting 93 university students for this education calendar year, thanks to our all fund-raisers and donators.

We will now join Istanbul Marathon 2019 on 3 November 2019 with nearly 200 runners who already opened their donation campaign for Buldan Education and Solidarity Foundation. Istanbul Marathon is the most popular fund-raising activity in Turkey with 10 million+ donations to different NGOs.

We have prepared and concentrated on this upcoming fund-raising activity with all the hope.

We will share our experiences and the results of our campaign in the next report.

Once again, we sincerely thank you all for all the support you have given to us.

Meryem Salman

On behalf of Buldan Foundation Team


Aug 5, 2019

Best Day of My life

A Graduate
A Graduate

We have good news for you this summer. Our girls started to graduate from university. They are now ready to for life and stand on their own feet. Actually, there's no need to extend the word, let's give the floor to them.

Here is the first one ;

"The best part of my college graduation day was, of course, that moment when I finally got that diploma I've spent all those late night studies working toward. But before I tossed my cap up in the air, I thought I am one of the lucky ones and I can never forget that I did not get where I am today all of my own. Just after graduation ceremony, I have started to work for global banking market, as a part of an international financial company.

I got here today because of so many people, my family, my friends, people who volunteer for Buldan Foundation  who may never dreamed of getting a college education by themselves but who worked, and supported so that I could be here today. I owe this to them. Now, it is my turn to have the responsibility to ensure the empowerment of women, because that's the point of getting an education in the first place. -"Use your privilege to help others." as Hillary Clinton says.

Now, Buldan Foundation supports university education of 31 young girls with your donations and I truly believe that this number will not be enough. 

Once again I thank you all and wish that you will keep using your privileges to help others. 

Kind regards, 
“A Graduate "

We wish them all good luck for life and thank you for your support to our project " Education is Power".


Buldan Foundation


May 13, 2019

A New Beginning

A Graduate
A Graduate


This month we are so happy because one of our girls just graduated from university.  Now she has new dreams and a bright future ahead her. We could not find proper words that could easily express our happiness and our feelings. We think that it is the best way to give the floor to her. 

"This year is the year that I graduated and opened a new page in my life. This is the year in which I say a new life begins now. I am so happy and I am thinking now what I should do and what the next step is for my future. I believe that I climbed one more step further up. However this is not an end for me since I have many years that are challenging processes to overcome in front of me. Now I have new plans for myself and for my life. I know that I am in the new beginning point in my life . My aim is to be a successful academician by reaching at the top with the support of my family and my second family Buldan Foundation. Thank you to Buldan Foundation for everything they did for me..."

We thank her for her success and dedication by graduating in 4 years from university.


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