Science Heroes Association
(Bilim Kahramanları Derneği)
Science Heroes Association aims to promote and spread science, scientific thinking and awareness in the society, and in particular through activities targeting children and the youth. Our funding supports “Girls meet Science!” project, which will allow for 12 primary school teams comprising of girls aged 6-10 in Antalya, Diyarbakır, Hatay, Edirne, Samsun and Mersin to participate in the FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. programme.
Village Schools Exchange Network
(Köy Okulları Değişim Ağı)
Village Schools Exchange Network (KODA) is a newly founded charity in Istanbul that focuses on increasing the quality of education in rural Turkey. Through their core programs, they provide support to teachers and students for the advancement of quality education in formal school systems. KODA is implementing a series of workshops designed for children on issues of space, universe, astronomy, visual arts, cultural diversity, geography and architecture, emotional awareness, underwater life and general life culture in Muş province.
Association for Struggle against Sexual Violence
(Cinsel Şiddetle Mücadele Derneği)
Our funding supports “Çocuk Anlatır Sen Dinle, İstismarı Önle”, a train-the-trainer project that aims to increase the participants’ knowledge and awareness regarding child abuse and the approaches to prevent and recognise harm. The workshops will be for Sisli Municipality employees that work directly with children (e.g. Social Service Division) and educators/counsellors in selected secondary schools in the area. The training materials that will be developed within the project will provide the resources for other municipalities that would like to implement the programme in their area.
Hayat Sende Association
(Hayat Sende Derneği)
Hayat Sende Association was established in 2007 with the aim of bringing innovative solutions to the lives of children under legal care in Turkey. Our funding supports a train-the-trainer programme for 20 university students aged 18-25 under state care, who will then lead workshops for 150 children aged 10-15 to raise awareness of their rights as children under state care and to build capacity to facilitate every child’s access these rights.
(Bir Başka Okul Mümkün)
Bir Baska Okul Mumkun (BBOM) was set up in 2010 to develop an alternative school model improving on the current Turkish education system and to establish schools which use this education model that focuses on social solution and child-centred approaches. There are currently 5 BBOM Early Childhood Centres and Primary Schools and 8 Education Cooperatives across Turkey. Our funding supports “Participatory & Peaceful Toys” project that will allow for development and dissemination of educational toys and materials aligned with BBOM’s principles.