| Sep 5, 2023
We're grateful for your support for young women's education!
Dear TPF Donors,
We sincerely thank you for your ongoing support for girls' education and empowerment in Turkiye. With your dedication, more girls have had a chance to continue their education, realized their own potential, and are thriving as independent and confident individuals and are hopeful about their future.
This year, on Feb 6th, we were deeply shaken by the news of two powerful earthquakes in Türkiye.The earthquakes that took place within a span of just nine hours caused extensive damage and loss of life in 11 cities located in the Southeast region of Türkiye. The earthquake had a profound impact on the people of Türkiye, affecting an estimated 14 million individuals. The United Nations has reported that around 1.5 million people were left homeless as a result of the disaster. At least 3 million individuals were compelled to relocate to other parts of the country due to the extensive destruction in the affected cities.
Access to education has been hampered for more than 4 million children. Approximately 254,000 students, who were affected by the earthquake, have resumed their education in 71 provinces outside the affected area. 11,064 of those students have returned to the affected region. To provide a temporary solution, 2,026 learning spaces were established in the affected region, consisting of tents, containers, or prefabricated schools.
Following the devastating earthquake in the Adana, Çukurova, Gaziantep, Hatay, Iskenderun, and Hatay regions, CYDD has been working tirelessly to support the affected communities.
The assessment of the situation has revealed that 52% of these students' houses have been severely damaged, and 70% have had to leave their homes and seek shelter elsewhere. As a result, many of these students and their families are in urgent need of food, lodging, and clothing. To address this critical need, through CYDD we provided immediate cash assistance of 1,000TL (~$53) to 1,000 students and their families. This support were transferred directly to the students' accounts, which are already registered for scholarship transactions.
In addition to the CYDD's efforts for young women in the Earthquake regions, CYDD also continued to support young women through TPF Stars Program. In 2022-2023 academic year, with the support of our donors like you, 291 girls were supported with academic scholarships in addition to 87 of them were given computers and 60 of them received extra scholarship for accommodation to continue their education. Additionally, 221 girls' scholarship for the next academic year has been guaranteed!
TPF and CYDD remains committed to supporting young women to help them continue their education uninterruptedly thanks to our dedicated donors! We are grateful to all of you for making future brighter and hopeful for the girls.
Thank you for your trust in us and for supporting TPF!
With heartfelt gratitude,