April 23rd is celebrated as a holiday in Turkey as it is a National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. Not only it is celebrated nationwide as National Holiday but also by tradition kids receive gifts in celebration of this day. BTF volunteers decided to start a campaign to make this day extra special for the school kids who live in underprivileged areas in Turkey; and as a result 23NisanGifts4Kids have come to life!
Covid-19 has affected school age children everywhere in the world and rural school students in Turkey have been dealing with more problems since remote education was not an option for many of them due to either lack of virtual education or their families simply cannot afford electronic devices.
School children were hit harder in rural areas during the pandemic, they need lifting up and be motivated more than ever. BTF volunteers and rural area school teachers are in constant communication via e-mail, phone conversations and whatsapp messages in order to better understand what they need most and to arrange the delivery of educational sets to schools.
We put together some of our 4Kids sets to help motivate the children after being away from school for so long. Our sets are Art4Kids, Backpacks4Kids filled with school supplies, Dictionaries4Kids, Kindergarten and Elementary level story books, EducationalToys4Kids, and Music4Kids. With the support of our donors, we already started having them sent to schools.
Below are the projects which we brought together to send to schools as 23NisanGifts4Kids:
Art4Kids — $250 Each Set (350 pieces of different arts and crafts supplies for a class)
Backbacks4Kids with school supplies— $15 Each (34 Pieces of different school supplies in each backpack)
Books4Kids — Kindergarten Set $200 (80 story picture books)
Books4Kids — Elementary Level Set $300 (135 story picture books)
Dictionaries4Kids — $3 Each (Turkish to English - English to Turkish)
Educational Toys4Kids — Kindergarten Set $500 (30 pieces of toys)
Music4Kids — $500 Each Set (64 pieces of different music and rhythm instruments for a class)
Thank you so much for investing in the education of rural school kids.
“When you educate one person you can change a life, when you educate many you can change the world.” Shai Resef