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Empower 1000 Rural Students Every School Year

by Bridge to Turkiye Fund Vetted since 2011 Site Visit Verified


This project aims to make a difference in the lives of rural area students by investing in their education. Books, dictionaries, school bags, educational toys, shoes and winter clothing will be provided to 1000 underprivileged students every school year. This type of basic aid will support students in their learning, improve teacher effectiveness and empower students. Better educated students will be better equipped to pursue higher education and give back to their community in the future.

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Many rural students in Turkey go to schools lacking adequate educational materials. Teachers feel helpless to engage kids in classrooms without proper school supplies. Most students do not have winter coats or boots. Lack of materials and proper clothing hinder student focus and success. Teachers need the basic classroom supplies to better educate students and improve student achievement. This project will help more than 1000 rural students a year whose families cannot afford to provide them.


A modest $30 gift will ensure that students will be kept warm in winter and will be able to focus on school work. $15 donation will give a child a new school bag filled with school supplies. Classrooms filled with books and educational materials will make children engage in school and teachers will be motivated to do more for them. These will improve the quality of education which will lead to empowered and confident students. Better educated individuals will transform their community.

Long-Term Impact

By providing books, dictionaries, schoolbags, educational toys, shoes and coats to underprivileged children mostly living in rural Anatolia or underdeveloped areas in Turkey, this project will invest in the education of students in need who otherwise cannot afford or access these materials. The project will enable teachers in raising their effectiveness and improve student achievement. This project will reach more than 35 schools and help more than 1000 students in rural Turkey every year.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Student Enablement Programs : 4KidsPrograms

Organization Information

Bridge to Turkiye Fund

Location: Cary, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
vicdan akyurek
Cary, NC United States
$25,766 raised of $90,000 goal
434 donations
$64,234 to go
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