CYDD has given so far scholarship to 36005 economically disadvantaged university students and now developed the "Mentorship project" by setting up a "one to one" mentorship program . With mentorship project, CYDD aims to prepare university students for the challenges they might face both in their personal and professional lives, support their personal development and enable them to make good decisions. Priority is given to girls for mentee selection.
In Turkey, there are many disadvantaged youngsters who have either no access to education due to severe poverty or has to interrupt their education for work to support their families financially or has been forced to marry early due to economic and/or social reasons thus keeping them away from education. Not having education and economical impairment indeed feeds each other which turns to be a vicious circle. Furthermore unemployment is high for new university graduates .
CYDD tries to break this cycle by providing scholarships and with the mentorship project aims to prepare university students for the challenges they might face both in their personal and professional lives, support their personal development and enable them to make good decisions. Priority is given to girls for mentee selection. Mentors are volunteers from CYDD alumni (previous scholars) and also successful professionals that carry a one-to-one relation with university scholars (mentee).
Mentorship project has already been deployed in 24 CYDD branches in Istanbul, Bursa,Canakkale, Izmit, Izmir ,Mugla and Ankara and reached 750 mentees (66% females) and 750 mentors (CYDD alumni and volunteered professionals, 66% females) and developed mentor and mentee trainers to ensure sustainability.Target is to extend project to 4 new cities and CYDD branches and 200 new students every year.
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