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Graduation Day
Graduation Day

 

At the end of the Spring Term in Darussafaka High School, the bells are ringing for success.

Two high school students; Berna and Muradiye have reached their goals and got offers from the two of the best universities in the world.

Muradiye is now ready to study International Relations in The University of British Columbia in and after graduation she is planning to head to United Nations and of course to be a TED Speaker. Berna, now an Economics student in the University of Toronto, has already decided to do her masters at Harvard University. They both enter a new adventure far away from home but both girls are so excited to challenge themselves.

Muradiye and Berna are gladful to their supporters for their dreams come true. They believed that with the education for 9 years in Darussafaka Schools, they had the chance to make their goals bigger and brighter.

As the first NGO in Turkey in the field of education, we are proud to provide "equality of opportunity in education" for 153 years. Thanks to the continued support and commitment of our donors, Darussafaka will continue to invest in the next generation of enlightened, self-confident and socially responsible Turkish leaders for centuries to come. These two brilliant students are the hopes for our future.

You too can be a part of this success by becoming a donor for the University, Masters and Phd Scholarships program of the Darussafaka Society.  


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Today, the 153-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 973 students from 69 provinces of Turkey. Darussafaka works toward closing the achievement gap in Turkey by ensuring equal access to education. 

Results of the first step of the university exam (YGS) which was taken at March 2016 for 2015-2016 academic year, show that we have achieved one of the highest scores in the last 5 years. In some figures, Darussafaka Schools have even exceeded the 2012 results, which we have been assuming as the peak. All of 96 exam takers received marks above 180. 95% of the students have achieved to enter the  first 15% zone in Turkey.

You can find the link here: http://www.darussafaka.org/haberler/2016/darussafaka-lisesi-ygs-de-sevindirdi

Each student at Darussafaka 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.

We would like to kindly inform you that Darussafaka 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 only by your donations to the Society.

In that sense, thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

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Today, the 153-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 973 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 can enter the Darussafaka Entrance Exam and this year the exam will be held on May 29, 2016, in 21 different provinces of Turkey. Those who successfully pass the exam will have the right to begin their education at the Darussafaka Schools in September 2016, on a full scholarship and full boarding status. 

Each student at Darussafaka 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.

We would like to kindly inform you that Darussafaka 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 only by your donations to the Society.

In that sense, thank you once again for making these accomplishments possible and sharing in our mission to create "equal opportunity in education” in Turkey.

 

 

 



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Darüssafaka participated in the 37. Istanbul Marathon!

The Darüssafaka Society, which provides quality education to bright and talented children who have lost one of their parents and have limited financial resources with the mission of "equal opportunity in education" for 152 years, participated in the 37. Istanbul Marathon and received a donation of 125.000 TL!

In the 37. Istanbul Marathon which was held this year on Sunday November 15, 256 volunteers ran and walked for a good cause: for the benefit of Darüssafaka. With their steps they brightened the future of children who lost their mothers or fathers. Between November 9-18, they invited their friends and family members to donate to Darüssafaka. 

The total goal of the marathon campaign / charity walk was to cover the yearly education expenses of 24 students who gained admission to Darüssafaka this year (720.000 TL = approx. 250.000 USD).

This year, the Darüssafaka family’s participation in the marathon was organized with the joint efforts of the Darüssafaka Society, Darüssafaka Alumni Association and Darüssafaka Sports Club. Thanks to the successful organization, Darüssafaka participated in the marathon this year with its most crowded group until today. Almost 300 Darüssafaka students, graduates, employees and volunteers whose hearts beat for Darüssafaka crossed the Bosphorus Bridge together on foot for "equal opportunity in education". They shouted "Education is a must!" 177 volunteers walked and 79 volunteers ran. 29 Darüssafaka 7th grade students joined them.

We believe that lives can only change through education and we need your support to make this happen.

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Darüssafaka Society was founded in 1863 with the aim of providing equality of opportunity in education to needy, talented children who had lost their fathers. Since then, it has maintained its presence with this mission of "equal opportunity in education".

 

Today, the 152-year old 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 Darüssafaka, there are approximately 1.000 students from all over Turkey.

 

On September 1, 2015, 130 new 5th grade students, who qualified in the Darüssafaka entrance exam this year (held on May 31, 2015), will begin their education at the Darüssafaka Schools, on a full scholarship and full boarding status.

 

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. 

 

We would also like to inform you that the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

granted special consultative status to Darüssafaka Society in July 2015.Consultative status for an organization enables it to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways.

 

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

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Darussafaka Society

Location: Maslak, Istanbul - Turkey
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Project Leader:
Evrim Erbilen
Istanbul, Turkey
$194,600 raised of $200,000 goal
 
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