Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students

by Turkish Philanthropy Funds
Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students
Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students
Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students
Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students
Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students
Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students
Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students
Help build dorms in Van, Turkey for 192 students
Girl Studying in Study Area
Girl Studying in Study Area

It was truly a happy new year for the students at Yuzuncu Yil University in Van. On the 9th of November, 2012, the newly built girls dorm had its opening ceremony. Shortly after, students began to move in, making the dorm their home.

The 192 student capacity dorm comprises of 48 rooms, 4 beds and 1 bath in each. The building also has study rooms for the girls to work in a quieter environment.

Women and girls in eastern Turkey are often not given the opportunity to succeed. They make up a small portion of the labor force and tend to obtain far less education. The girls that will live in the newly built dorm will have the opportunity to stand as role models for their peers. They have been provided with a safe environment that will allow them to flourish and better their community.

Prior to the earthquake, the university which comprises of 24,000 students only had the capacity of housing 2,800 in dorms. With the final goal of providing 14,000 students a dorm, the fundraising continues. 

We thank you again for your generous donation!

Making the Dorm a Home
Making the Dorm a Home
Opening Ceremony
Opening Ceremony

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A Young Girl in Van
A Young Girl in Van

It only took minutes from the time that the earth shook, people ran for safety and buildings started to crumble in Van for TPF to jump into action. And you, the donor, responded. Thank you.

In a short period of time, we raised $405,168 to help rebuild the city of Van. These funds were dispersed among three stages of aid: Relief Phase, Reconstruction Phase and Rebuilding Phase. (see a breakdown of funds dispersed below). With many, many thanks to the donor, we have been able to fund 12 different projects in Van, all with the same initiative: bringing life back to Van. 

Relief Phase ($149,972) TPF Grantee partners worked to provide immediate aid and support to the victims following the earthquake. Interventions included temporary housing, food, clothes and equipment for rescue efforts.KIZILAY ($91,500), AKUT ($46,472), VAKAD ($12,000)

Reconstruction Phase ($101,600) Following the relief phase, grantee partners supported communities to rebuild infrastructure destroyed by the disaster.CYDD ($50,000) , HADD ($20,000), TEGV ($30,000 ), VAKAD ($1,600)

Rehabilitation/Rebuilding ($141,918) Support was provided to grantee partners to gauge the long-term needs of those affected by the disaster with the goal of supporting projects that will contribute to longer term recovery and re-building of the communities.ACEV ($50,000), KA-MER ($20,000), KEDV ($20,000), TEV ($33,000 ), MAG VAKFI ($13,918.06)

As Van is a city thawas already dealing with hard economic conditions before the earthquake, the recovery has not been swift.  Van still needs help reconstructing itself. Be it hospitals, grocery stores or schools, the city has a long way to go. Immediate aid is being requested by students like Semra.  Semra is a student at Van Yüzüncü Yl University. After last year’s earthquake demolished all the buildings of the university, she has nowhere to live while studying. She is calling you for help.

Your donation will help build a dormitory building for 192 students. We envision a dorm that will contain 48 rooms each accommodating 4 students with bathroom and toilet. 

This Wednesday, Oct. 17th, Global Giving is matching donations at 30% up to $1000/donor. Increase the impact of your donation and donate this Wednesday.

The total cost per room is $8,187.

The total cost of the building is $393,004 .

$135,000 is still needed.

Donors are welcomed to fund one or multiple dormitory rooms or donate smaller amounts. Unless requested otherwise the name of the donors will be listed on a wall of the building.

Any amount will make a difference in a student's life. 

Women receiving food in Van after the earthquake
Women receiving food in Van after the earthquake
So called "container city" in Van
So called "container city" in Van
A Young Woman in Van Weaves at a Kilim
A Young Woman in Van Weaves at a Kilim
Providing Clean Clothes for residents in Van
Providing Clean Clothes for residents in Van
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New Teachers Dormitory
New Teachers Dormitory

Dear Friends, 

Our latest update to Van comes from Turkish Education Foundation in partnership with Turkcell. These organizations have been working relentlessly to rebuild the teacher's dormitories that were destroyed during the Van earthquake. 

When the earthquake occurred, most teachers were in a meeting, leaving 90% of teachers in the village to be killed. 

With the help of Turkish Philanthropy Funds, Turkcell and Turkish Education Foundation, we are putting Van back together. Attached are photos of the new Teacher's dormitories that are projected to be finished as of September 2012. 

Help us continue helping! 

Turkish Philanthropy Funds

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Van Women's Foundation : art therapy project
Van Women's Foundation : art therapy project

Van is a city that was already dealing with hard economic conditions before the earthquake. The region's recovery will not be swift. With this in mind, Turkish Philanthropy Funds has been working to gauge the long-term needs of those affected by the disaster with the goal of supporting projects that will contribute to longer term recovery and re-building of the communities. TPF has raised $323,075 to-date to help with the city's relief and rebuilding efforts. TPF team held direct meetings with key organizations in Turkey in November 2011 to identify projects that will respond to immediate needs as well as have longer-term impact. Our selection criteria have been, implementation capability, efficiency, financial strength and transparency. Van Earthquake Relief Fund recipients are as follows:

GRANTS DISBURSED:

KIZILAY (Turkiye Kizilay Dernegi - Turkish Red Crescent Society)  teams wasted no time in responding to the earthquake. They were on the scene within 2 hours after the first rumbles. The relief items have been deployed from the logistics centers of KIZILAY spread all over Turkey. One hundred one KIZILAY staff and dozens of KIZILAY Volunteers are still working in the disaster area in order to meet the needs of the victims. With support from TPF, KIZILAY provided 15 container houses, with running water, bath, electricity, cooking facility, etc.  to the victims. With additional funds coming in earmarked for KIZILAY, we will send a second grant to the organization in the coming days.

Grant Amount: $91,500

Turk Egitim Vakfi (TEV) :
 Through this project TPF will help in building a prefabricated classroom at VAN Muradiye Cumhuriyet Elementary School. This project has an expected completion date of Sept. 2012.
Grant Amount: $33,000

 

ACEV (Anne Cocuk Egitim Vakfi - Mother Child Education Foundation) serves communities in need with carefully designed early childhood and adult education programs in Turkey. The organization not only provides an alternative education model to those who do not have access to formal education but also supports existing preschool activities, and develops programs that strengthen the relationship between school and family. ACEV was one of the first organizations out-of-town that responded to the earthquake in Van. TPF support will contribute to ACEV's efforts in building a Family Rehabilitation Center. The goal is to provide long-term solution to the needs of the families in Van.

The Center is located in Hüsrevpaa Container City, which is inhabited by 6,000 people in 1,121 containers. The Center is constructed as a prefabricated building that is 280 square meter with 5 counseling rooms, 1 psychiatrist room, 2 group rooms and 1 kids' room.

The center's services for earthquake victims that live in the container city are accompanied by mobile services for victims who are living out of the container city. The mobile team is responsible for assessing the needs, directing people in need to the center, and implementing basic training programs in different regions of Van city.
Grant Amount:
$50,000

 

CYDD (Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi - Association For The Support Of Contemporary Living) aims to contribute to the formation of a contemporary society in Turkey through education. CYDD provides scholarships to students in Van. So far, nine girls have been given scholarships for education. With support from TPF, CYDD has competed the build of a prefabricated building for educational activities on the campus of Van Yuzuncu Yil University. The urgency of the need was a critical factor in TPF's determination.
Grant Amount:
 $50,000

 

AKUT Search and Rescue Association (AKUT Arama Kurtarma Dernegi), initially designed for mountaineering search and rescue, became well known for its rapid, organized response to the Marmara quake in 1999, an effort that saved hundreds of lives and showed that AKUT's disciplined approach to citizen volunteering was effective across a broad range of terrains. AKUT's response to the October 2011 Van earthquake has also been remarkable. TPF has helped AKUT purchase 2 Searchcam 3000 Kit 1 Color and 2 Delsar 6 sensors, This equipment is used during search and rescue efforts and help to detect and locate live victims trapped and communicate with them.
Grant Amount:
$46,472

HADD (Hisar Anadolu Destekleme Dernegi - Hisar Anatolian Support Society) aims to educate young women of displaced families in Eastern Turkey.  HADD activities to date have been focused mainly in the city of Van. The organization runs multiple kilim weaving workshops in Van, two of which were destroyed in the October earthquake. TPF's assistance will help HADD build a prefabricated workshop to replace the damaged ones.
Grant Amount:
 $20,000

 

VAKAD (Van Kadin Dernegi -Van Women's Association) was established in 2004 to address the intersections of gender-‎based violence and women's economic independence in Eastern Turkey. It provides ‎women, primarily survivors of violence and displaced women, with legal and ‎psychological support as well as trainings on women's human rights and health. The organization was one of the first respondents to the earthquake providing food, tents, clothing to the victims. VAKAD continues to respond to basic needs especially of the most vulnerable populations such as disabled and elderly. TPF support provided emergency relief supplies for the victims.

The Van Art Therapy Project is underway, and has held a workshop for women and children suffering from the aftermath of the earthquake. In this photo, on the last day the women's group traced and decorated hand shapes with images and words of what they wanted to give and take from their experience with us. We then created a mural of theses hands as tulips. There is a tulip that grows in Southeast anatolia that is known for symbolizing self sufficiency as it grows upside down, and hydrates itself. This resonated very much with the women who had realized their own self sufficiency and inner strength through art making this week. A perfect way to end the group.
Grant Amount: 
$12,000

 

GRANTS APPROVED:

Women Center Foundation (KA-MER Vakfi) responds both to women's immediate and critical needs and increases awareness of women of their rights as citizens, wives, and mothers. KA-MER works within the local culture, addressing the specific needs of women and families, and empowering women to reject their second-class status and believe in themselves. The center provides women with such services as counseling, daycare, and employment opportunities to help them achieve financial independence and gain self-respect. While focusing on women, KA-MER also works with husbands and families to encourage broad acceptance of women as independent wage-earners and citizens capable of valuable contributions to society. TPF grant will help KA-MER establish a prefabricated center for women, where women can not only come together but also learn a trade. The center will provide sewing workshops (one in the morning, one in the afternoon) for  20 women in total. The products will be marketed through KA-MER's already established network and online on Morhipo (Boyner Holding).
Grant Amount:
$20,000

KEDV (Kadin Emegini Degerlendirme Vakfi - Foundation for the Support of Women's Work) aims to improve women's' economic well-being and quality of life. KEDV has gained vast experience in post disaster efforts during the Marmara Earthquake in 1999. Right after its active involvement in relief efforts, KEDV opened eight Women and Children's Centers in prefabricated settlements in the disaster region. These centers are still functioning as local grassroots women organizations. TPF will support the establishment of a prefabricated Women and Children Center in Van to provide women and children with a safe, collective space to help them get over the earthquake trauma, and to support women's leadership to recreate their own lives, homes and communities.
Grant Amount:
 $25,000

Thank you,

TPF Team

Kilim weaving : Hisar Anatolian Support Society
Kilim weaving : Hisar Anatolian Support Society
New building on Yuzuncu Yil University's campus!
New building on Yuzuncu Yil University's campus!
Turkish Education Foundation's New Teacher's Dorm!
Turkish Education Foundation's New Teacher's Dorm!
Kizilay posting TPF's name on container homes
Kizilay posting TPF's name on container homes

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Van is a city that was already dealing with hard economic conditions before the earthquake. The region's recovery will not be swift. With this in mind, Turkish Philanthropy Funds has been working to gauge the long-term needs of those affected by the disaster with the goal of supporting projects that will contribute to longer term recovery and re-building of the communities. Of the funds that have been generously donated so far, we have earmarked to 7 organizations:

GRANTS DISBURSED
KIZILAY (Turkiye Kizilay Dernegi - Turkish Red Crescent Society) Teams wasted no time in responding to the earthquake. They were on the scene within 2 hours after the first rumbles. The relief items have been deployed from the logistics centers of KIZILAY spread all over Turkey. One hundred one KIZILAY staff and dozens of KIZILAY Volunteers are still working in the disaster area in order to meet the needs of the victims. With support from TPF, KIZILAY provided 15 container houses, with running water, bath, electricity, cooking facility, etc. to the victims. With additional funds coming in earmarked for KIZILAY, we will send a second grant to the organization in the coming days.
Grant Amount: $91,500

HADD (Hisar Anadolu Destekleme Dernegi - Hisar Anatolian Support Society) aims to educate young women of displaced families in Eastern Turkey. HADD activities to date have been focused mainly in the city of Van. The organization runs multiple kilim weaving workshops in Van, two of which were destroyed in the October earthquake. TPF’s assistance will help HADD build a prefabricated workshop to replace the damaged ones.
Grant Amount: $20,000

VAKAD (Van Kadin Dernegi -Van Women's Association) was established in 2004 to address the intersections of gender-‎based violence and women's economic independence in Eastern Turkey. It provides ‎women, primarily survivors of violence and displaced women, with legal and ‎psychological support as well as trainings on women's human rights and health. The organization was one of the first respondents to the earthquake providing food, tents, clothing to the victims. VAKAD continues to respond to basic needs especially of the most vulnerable populations such as disabled and elderly. TPF support provided emergency relief supplies for the victims.
Grant Amount: $12,000

GRANTS APPROVED
KEDV (Kadin Emegini Degerlendirme Vakfi - Foundation for the Support of Women's Work) aims to improve women’s’ economic well-being and quality of life. KEDV has gained vast experience in post disaster efforts during the Marmara Earthquake in 1999. Right after its active involvement in relief efforts, KEDV opened eight Women and Children’s Centers in prefabricated settlements in the disaster region. These centers are still functioning as local grassroots women organizations. TPF will support the establishment of a prefabricated Women and Children Center in Van to provide women and children with a safe, collective space to help them get over the earthquake trauma, and to support women's leadership to recreate their own lives, homes and communities. Grant Amount: $25,000

CYDD (Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi - Association For The Support Of Contemporary Living) aims to contribute to the formation of a contemporary society in Turkey through education. CYDD provides scholarships to students in Van and has been assisting Yuzuncu Yil University to start the Spring 2012 term on time. With support from TPF, CYDD will build a prefabricated building for educational activities on the campus of Van Yuzuncu Yil University. The urgency of the need was a critical factor in TPF’s determination. The buildings will be finished by March 1, 2012 to be ready for the Spring semester.
Grant Amount: $50,000

PROJECTS PENDING APPROVAL
AKUT Search and Rescue Association (AKUT Arama Kurtarma Dernegi), initially designed for mountaineering search and rescue, became well known for its rapid, organized response to the Marmara quake in 1999, an effort that saved hundreds of lives and showed that AKUT's disciplined approach to citizen volunteering was effective across a broad range of terrains. AKUT's response to the October 2011 Van earthquake has also been remarkable. TPF will help AKUT to purchase equipment that are used during search and rescue efforts.

ACEV (Anne Cocuk Egitim Vakfi - Mother Child Education Foundation) serves communities in need with carefully designed early childhood and adult education programs in Turkey. The organization not only provides an alternative education model to those who do not have access to formal education but also supports existing preschool activities, and develops programs that strengthen the relationship between school and family. ACEV was one of the first organizations out-of-town that responded to the earthquake in Van. TPF support will contribute to ACEV’s efforts in building a Family Rehabilitation Center. The goal is to provide long-term solution to the needs of the families in Van.

 

Thank you,

TPF Team

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