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Education is Power

by Buldan Egitim ve Dayanisma Vakfi
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Education is Power
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Our Dear Supporter,

As Buldan Education and Solidarity Foundation, we have become a big family with your support. As you know, we are going through hard times because of the COVID-19 virus, which affects the whole world. So we wanted to ask you how you are.

As you know, it is very important to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus. We realize how valuable it is for you to talk face to face with your loved ones and hug them in these difficult days. But we know that we need to do this for a while longer for us and their health.

These days will definitely pass and we think that we can overcome them in a fun way thanks to the activities that can be done online. Maybe it is the right time for us to listen to ourselves and to release the artist within us. For this, if you have any suggestions as to what the Foundation can do, write them to us. We will try to fulfill them as much as possible.

Please take the necessary precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones, you are very precious for us, stay with love and health at home.  We sure that "Spring will definitely come"

 


On Behalf of Buldan Education and Solidarity Foundation Management and Advisory Board

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Dear friends,

 

Today, we would like to share the story of someone who will graduate from the Faculty of Medicine soon. Although a bright future awaits her, her story is a bit sad. But the sad side of this story will end soon and she will be a strong young woman standing on her own feet, getting rid of her difficulties. In short, a bright future awaits her despite the difficulties she have. However, it has not been easy for her to achieve them.  Now we will give the floor to her;

 

 "I actually don't know exactly where to start. My father drowned at the sea in a city where he went to work as a construction worker in 1997. My mother tried to grow us all alone in a village. Later we moved to another city where we could work altogether. We did house cleaning with my mother, brother and sister. We were not welcomed in this city because we came from outside. Life did not allow us to find peace at that time.

 For this reason, I learned at a very young age what poverty and loneliness are. I understood that unless we get a good education and have a profession, life will not fall to us. I knew that I had to study in order to exist, to live as myself. For me, the most valuable person in my life was my mother. My mother fought against very harsh conditions for us, and I had to do something for her.

 Nevertheless, I couldn't have had anything easy in my life, and of course my university life was not easy. Now I'm fighting to exist alone in a city where I study medicine to be a medical doctor. I try to help my family more than myself. Because my mother has been working hard for years, her health has been deteriorated. She has many health problems in her feet and neck.

 My brother is preparing again for the Faculty of Law, and his tuition costs are too high. The salary of jobs that my sister gets is very low. I have to say that it is very difficult to be fatherless and financially inadequate. However, my mother taught us that no matter what happens in this life, we have to study and stand up for the  difficulties. We do this for our mother.

 Luckily, I will be a medical doctor and I want to touch the lives of thousands of girls like me in the future. Let's fill the world with beauty and goodness so that this world is livable despite everything.”

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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

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A Graduate
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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".

Regards,

Buldan Foundation

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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.

Regards...

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Buldan Egitim ve Dayanisma Vakfi

Location: Denizli - Turkey
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Project Leader:
Cigdem Nalbant Kordon
Denizli, Turkey
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