Education suffered immensely in 2020-2021 due to lack of access to technology in disadvantaged communuties and with all our efforts, we could support only a fraction of our scholarship students with laptop and notebook computers to catch up with distance learning.
The pandemic on the other hand opened a new pathway for us and in the digital world distances disappeared. We created our own digital courses and could bring together students from far eastern towns with those in bigger western cities as long as they had access to internet and computers.
We started several pilot projects of online learning such as weekly seminars on 21st century skills for highschool students and English courses for university students.
During the new school year we plan to scale up these online projects and want more of our students to take part. In this respect we hope to purchase and distribute 2000 Hometech notebooks to highschool students and 1000 HP laptop computers to university students.
To reach our goals we need your support as always..Thank you for being with us..
At the beginning of the new school year, we asked our scholarship students how they would follow distance education and found out that 60% of them did not own tablets or computers. We immediately started our computer campaign and so far supplied 2000 tablets to our high school students and 500 laptop computers to our university students.
With the help of local sponsors, local SMS campaigns and donors like you supporting our project from abroad thru various platforms, we were able to reach out to many disadvantaged students in all parts of Turkey .
The photos are from Göle, Ardahan, a town on the far northeast of Turkey. Devoted Cydd volunteer from Ardahan delivered the tablets to students one by one in Göle, travelling in his own car in difficult winter conditions. These photos show the harsh reality of the east but many students living in the outskirts of big cities like Istanbul are in no better condition.
And we still have many more students waiting for their computers and depending on our support…We are glad to have you with us.
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