ÇYDD ““KODLAMACA- Coding” Project

In the 21st century, the use of digital technologies has become a necessity for efficiency and competitiveness  in every business sector .ÇYDD  having lit a candle in 1989 to enable girls in rural areas to go to school and have a profession, is now aiming to teach young minds “computer coding” which

- will create free minds,

- will enable children to produce and not only consume in the digital world,

- will support creative and analytical thinking.


Children with limited financial means and studying in public schools in 5th ,6th and 7th grade will benefit from the project.

In 2016 the pilot project was carried out in ÇYDD İzmir, Çeşme and Soma Cultural and Educational Centers and in Istanbul ÇYDD Dila Kurt  and  Ferhat Şenatalar  Cultural and Educational Centers’ Summer Schools.

The project is designed to cover 3 courses. The first two courses teach logic of algorithms and computer coding in a fun and creative way using “” and “scratch” .Third course will cover basic mobile applications using “appinventor” . Starting from 2018 spring term a program for 9th grade high school children will be launched.

10 students and 3 instructors make up one project unit.

In the first year of our project, 2016-2017, we have trained 95 instructors who gave the 1st and 2nd level courses to 444 children. During fall 2017 school term, 70 instructors joined the project and we have given courses to 270 children.

We plan to reach 750 children by the end of 2017-2018 school term with the addition of 3rd level courses.

By the end of 2017, the number of centers regularly having coding courses have reached 21 :

Çağdaş Yaşam  Dila Kurt Social Development Center(Üsküdar / İstanbul)


Çağdaş Yaşam Ferhat Şenatalar Social Development Center (Avcılar / İstanbul)


ÇYDD Beşiktaş Branch (Beşiktaş / İstanbul)


ÇYDD Bahçelievler Branch (Bahçelievler/İstanbul)


ÇYDD Beylikdüzü Branch (Beylikdüzü/İstanbul)


ÇYDD Maltepe Branch (Maltepe/İstanbul)


SAGEM( İstanbul/Sarıyer Municipality Kazım Karabekir Youth Education Center)


ÇYDD Mualla Eke Social Development Center (İzmit)


ÇYDD Değirmendere Branch (Değirmendere/İzmit)


Çağdaş Yaşam Dila Kurt Social Development Center - Çanakkale  (Çanakkale)


ÇYDD Bursa Branch (Bursa)


Çağdaş Yaşam Cumhuriyet Social Development Center (İzmir)


Çağdaş Ylaşam Öğretmen Zeynep Günöz Social Development Center (Buca / İzmir)


ÇYDD İzmir Bayraklı Social Development Center (İzmir)


Çağdaş Yaşam Av. Şule Nazlıoğlu Social Development Center (Torbalı / İzmir)


Çağdaş Yaşam Türkan Saylan Social Development Center (İzmir / Çeşme)


ÇYDD Urla Branch (Urla / İzmir)


ÇYDD Güzelbahçe Branch (Güzelbahçe/İzmir)


ÇYDD Muğla Branch (Muğla)


ÇYDD Ümitköy Branch (Ümitköy/Ankara)


ÇYDD Trabzon Maçka İbrahim -Hatun Genç Social Development Center (Maçka/Trabzon)


In addition to the above permanent centers, during 2017 summer, our “Mobile Coding Team” has given coding courses in Gaziantep, Akşehir, Mersin, Kuşadası, Ayvalık, Yalova Altınova CYDD branches and  in İzmir Municipality Youth Center.

Contact us :

The project is run by instructors who are ÇYDD scholarship and volunteer students studying in computer teaching and computer engineering / technologies and other science and math based branches in universities.

If you want to work as an instructor please fill in the attached form.

If you want to donate laptop computers or tablet please write to