Lend a Hand and Let's Grow Together

by Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (Association in Support of Contemporary Living)
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Lend a Hand and Let's Grow Together
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Lend a Hand and Let's Grow Together
Mentor-menti first meeting
Mentor-menti first meeting

Dear donor,

With your support we have come a long way...2019-2020 school year will be the 8th year of our project. We are motivated and enthusiastic as always and believe we will easily achieve our goal of 350 new mentor-menti pairings with 33 CYDD branches. This means 7 new CYDD branches will join the program and organize their own teams.

So far we succeeded in making 1092 pairings, increasing the number of CYDD branches and mentor-menti pairings every year.

In the beginning, we had a professional advisor and trainers; in the last three years trained volunteers took over all the trainings and local organizations. In the last years, CYDD branches started to take greater responsibility in local organizations.

One local project coordinator's observations: "I am the mentorship project coordinator of our branch for the last 6 years. One of our scholarship students was an introvert, seldom speaking girl who went frequently to her hometown whenever she could..A year later in the mentorship program she has already become more extrovert and started to make eye contact while talking. This year was her second year in the program and she had a different mentor. This year she look happier and I thought she had really grown.When we all gathered for the final meeting of the year, she shared her joy of graduation and said she was going abroad for her masters. Her mentor was also overjoyed and said she would love to mentor another student next year.

So as long as we have you as our supporter and friends of CYDD to mentor our scholarship students, we are sure this project will continue to grow geometrically...

Kind regards,

Another mentor-menti first meeting
Another mentor-menti first meeting

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Mentor-menti introductory meeting in Atasehir CYDD
Mentor-menti introductory meeting in Atasehir CYDD

Dear donor,

At this point in the project mentor-menti pairings are complete, the pairs have already completed most of their meetings and evaluations are being made in the CYDD branches. In the meantime menti students of Istanbul, Izmir and Mugla were given supportive educational trainings that will help them to start their careers.

In Istanbul 6 day long trainings were held in three locations and groups were limited to 15-20 students

-Excell trainings 1&2 by Oracle Operations Executive in Oracle offices

-Presentation techniques (2 days) , CV preparation , interview techniques and new generation leadership trainings were given by CYDD mentors in CYDD Headquarters

-Self knowledge, values , strengths, creativity and leadership by Anadolu Insurance Human Resources assistant manager in Anadolu Insurance offices

In Mugla, CYDD branch organized two seminars that mentis and mentors attended: "Communication between individuals"and "Efficient CV preparation".

Izmir branch also organized a 2 days communication seminar in April.

We are hoping to hold these trainings and seminars in all of the 11 cities taking part in this project and to extend our project we need your support as always...

 

Best regards,

Mentor- mentii meeting in Kartal
Mentor- mentii meeting in Kartal

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Menti training in Denizli branch
Menti training in Denizli branch

Dear donor,

This year we succeeded to have 300 mentor-menti pairings; 156 in 16 Istanbul CYDD branches and 144 in 10 CYDD branches outside of Istanbul.These 10 branches  are Adana, Ankara-Ümitköy, Balkesir, Bursa, Çanakkale, Denizli, Mugla, Izmir, Izmit-Kocaeli and Usak. 66% of mentis are female students.

In the last months of 2018, 18 mentor and 15 menti trainings were given to the new comers by 33 volunteer trainers.

 A  LinkedIn group was formed for the project mentors

Special group trainings for the personal development of mentis were planned.

The first introductory meetings were held in each branch and the mentor-mentis started their individual meetings.

Thank you for supporting our project  and helping us to implement it in branches outside of Istanbul.

Kind regards,

Mentor training
Mentor training

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Mentors and mentis at the year end meeting
Mentors and mentis at the year end meeting

Dear donor,

We are about to finish pairings of mentors and mentis for our 7th year and we will let you know about 2018-2019 numbers in our next report.

In the mean time we would like to share some comments from our menti students about the program:

1. I`m a student of economics and I`m 20 years old. My mentor has also studied economy and together we made a program on "time management and my future" and  worked on using my time efficiently and focusing at a target. Our program works like a clock. I thank Cydd for this fruitful pairing. As soon as I have sufficient experience in the business world I will apply to be a mentor myself.

2. I`m 4th year electronics engineer. Taking part in this project I realized that I knew things that I thought I did not know but had not realized that I knew them.Everybody knows that asking the right question will get you the right answer but noone is aware that they don`t do it. My mentor made me realize that to develop oneself and keep one self up to date, determination and competence is all we need.

We would also like to remind you that donations made on `Giving Tuesday` November 27th all day long will be matched by GlobalGiving. Your donations on 27th November will have a greater impact..

Thank you for supporting our project and young university students getting ready for life..

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Some of 2017-2018 menti students
Some of 2017-2018 menti students

Dear Donor,

We have successfully completed our 6th year and here are some results from 2017-2018 school year:

Project was implemented in CYDD branches in 24 cities. (15 CYDD branches in Istanbul and CYDD branches in Balkesir, Bursa, Çanakkale,Denizli, Kocaeli, Izmir, Mugla, Usak and Ümitköy in Ankara)

Mentor-menti pairs total: 254

Mentor-menti pairs Istanbul: 127

Mentor-menti pairs in 9 other cities: 127

% of girl mentis to boy mentis: 68 % to 32%

Number of mentor and menti trainers: 30

We hope to carry out the project in more cities and with increasing number of pairs during the 7th year of our project. We have already started accepting and evaluating mentor applications.

Thank you for supporting our project. We need more of your support as our project will be implemented in more towns with increasing number of students taking part..

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Project Leader:
Guldal Ebeoglu
Istanbul, Istanbul Turkey
$12,089 raised of $35,000 goal
 
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