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Team "Freaky DACKA"
Team "Freaky DACKA"

Darüssafaka middle school students made it to the number one in the Local Finals of Destination Imagination Contest among 33 teams in the Fine Arts category. “Freaky DACKA” as they call their team, has the right to represent Turkey in the global finals.

Competiton which aims to young people gain life-long skills in a safe environment while serving as a source of entertainment took place in Kusadasi on 22-24 April 2019.

What is Destination Imagination?

Destination Imagination’s main program is based on “creative problem solving with a focus on the process” theory. Its aim is to foster young people's creative, critical thinking, collaboration, efficient use of time and problem solving skills. Composed of 4-7 people, each team works on a Team Challenge for about 10 weeks focusing on a theme like fine arts, structural, improvisional, scientific or technical design, and comes up with a solution. Instant Challenges drive the teams to think, decide and implement quickly.

Each student at Darüssafaka is a member of one of the most extensive and connected families in Turkey. The sense of fraternity, and the support that comes with it, remain with our students throughout both their personal and professional lives. 

Thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

Team "Freaky DACKA"
Team "Freaky DACKA"
Call for the Darussafaka Enterance Exam
Call for the Darussafaka Enterance Exam

Call for the Darussafaka Enterance Exam

The 155-year old Darüssafaka Society creates a better future for high-potential students who lost one or both parents and are from financially disadvantaged communities.

The Society provides high-quality formal education to eligible students, starting at fifth grade through to the end of high school. Today, there are 930 students from 74 provinces of Turkey. Darussafaka works toward closing the achievement gap in Turkey by ensuring equal access to education. 

Every year, fourth grade students who lost one or both parents apply the Darussafaka Entrance Exam and this year the exam will held on May 26, 2019, in 24 different provinces of Turkey. 

For more information about the exam click here

A Darussafaka student in The International Philosophy Olympiad

12th grade student Defne Hadis has won 6th place in Turkish Philosophy Institute among 503 students with her essay titled "Human, Velocity and Fractions". After the English exam among the top 10 participants Defne has entitled one of the 2 students to attend the The International Philosophy Olympiad, takes place in Rome on May 2019.

 

Defne will continue her university education on Painting and Visual Arts in Nuovo Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan.We are so proud of her and wish her the best. 

Each student at Darüssafaka is a member of one of the most extensive and connected families in Turkey. The sense of fraternity, and the support that comes with it, remain with our students throughout both their personal and professional lives. 

Darüssafaka Society receives no state funding. In addition to all educational expenditures, student’s daily needs such as clothing, accommodation, food, and health services are all covered by donations to the Society. Darüssafaka also supports its graduates by providing scholarships for their university education.


Thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create equal opportunity in education Turkey.

You can support them by clicking here.

Defne Hadis
Defne Hadis

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Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Ceremony

The 155-year old Darüssafaka Society creates a better future for high-potential students who lost one or both parents and are from financially disadvantaged communities.

The Society provides high-quality formal education to eligible students, starting at fifth grade through to the end of high school. Today, there are 930 students from 74 provinces of Turkey. Darussafaka works toward closing the achievement gap in Turkey by ensuring equal access to education. 

116 Darüssafaka students have entered the university entrance exam which was taken at 30 June 2018 for this academic year.  93% of the students have achieved to placed to a program.

Out of these 102 students successfully placed into universities and 2 students were accepted to both foreign and Turkish universities. 6 of those will retake the entrance exams next year in order to be placed to the university and program they want.

14 students have achieved to enter the first 1% in Turkey and entered different faculties including Medical School, Engineering and Law. 

In order to support their  monthly cost of living expenses Darüssafaka Society also offers non-repayable grants to Darüssafaka High School graduates who study at the university. 

For more information click here.

You can support our graduated students by making donation to University Scholarship Fund. 

Thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

Graduation Ceremony 2018
Graduation Ceremony 2018

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Students of Darussafaka Schools
Students of Darussafaka Schools

Today, the 155-year old Darussafaka Society creates a better future for high-potential students who lost one or both parents and are from financially disadvantaged communities.

At its school, the Society provides high-quality formal education to eligible students, starting at fifth grade through to the end of high school.

Overall at Darussafaka, there are 953 students from 69 provinces of Turkey. Darussafaka works toward closing the achievement gap in Turkey by ensuring equal access to education. Every year, fourth grade students who lost one or both parents appyl the Darussafaka Entrance Exam and this year the exam hold on May 27, 2018, in 21 different provinces of Turkey. 1.139 students have applied for the exam.

In June 2018, 120 students successfully passed the exam and have the right to begin their education at the Darussafaka Schools in September 2018, on a full scholarship and full boarding status. The winner of the exam is from Denizli.

Darüssafaka works toward closing the achievement gap in Turkey by ensuring equal access to education. The Society is able to achieve this goal by offering full scholarships to all students who are admitted to its schools, thanks to the unwavering support of its donors. Darüssafaka Society receives no state funding. In addition to all educational expenditures, student’s daily needs such as clothing, accommodation, food, and health services are all covered by donations to the Society. Darüssafaka also supports its graduates by providing scholarships for their university education.

Each student at Darüssafaka is a member of one of the most extensive and connected families in Turkey. The sense of fraternity, and the support that comes with it, remain with our students throughout both their personal and professional lives. 

Thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

 You can support them by clicking here.

Links:

Darussafaka Robotics Team
Darussafaka Robotics Team

As the pioneer of the robotics clubs among high schools in Turkey, Darussafaka Robotics Team “Sultans of Türkiye” participated in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science & Technology) "FIRST Midwest Regional Championship Chicago" and came back home with two awards.  

This year, Darussafaka FRC Team competed at the Chicago Regional in April and has won the most prestigious award, the Chairman’s Award for the second time. Thanks to their success, they earned a place in the FRC World Championship which will take place in Houston on April 19-21. 

18 Darussafaka students, 1 teacher and 2 mentors took part in the team and they competed with teams from around the world.

Their robot “The King” was produced with the sponsorship of Siemens  gave support to the team throughout the process. Fikret Yüksel Foundation which was established in the USA by late 1941 Darüssafaka graduate Fikret Yüksel, helped founding the Darüssafaka Robotics Team 9 years ago, and still continues its support today.

They still need support to achieve bigger success. They are all hardworking students who will be the successful engineers of the future.

Darussafaka FRC Team has been participating in the FRC competitions since 2009.

You can support them by clicking here.

List of FRC Awards of the Darussafaka Robotics Team:

Seattle 2009 - Judges Award
Chicago 2010 - Imagery Award
Seattle 2011 - Team Spirit Award
Chicago 2013  - Six wins in ten matches, first backup finalist
Orlando 2015 – Regional Engineering Inspiration Award
Carson Division 2015 – First Turkish Veteran team that participated in the Championship
Off-Season Event in Turkey 2015 – Chairman’s Award
Second Off-Season Event in Turkey 2016 - Chairman's Award
San Francisco 2017- Chairman's Award
Houston World Champs 2017- Team Spirit Award
4th China Robotics Challenge 2017- Inspiration Award
Third Off-Season Event in Turkey 2017- Finalist & Excellence in Engineering Award
Istanbul 2018- Judges Award
Chicago 2018 – Chairman’s Award

 

The Chairman Award
The Chairman Award
A selfie from the team
A selfie from the team
 

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Darussafaka Society

Location: Maslak, Istanbul - Turkey
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Twitter: @Darussafaka
Project Leader:
Evrim Erbilen
Istanbul, Turkey
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