Support to Education Projects

Support to Education Projects

 

Preschool and Playground Equipment:

Studies on preschool education show that children that start elementary school directly have more adaptation difficulties than children that first go to preschool. Studies also show that preschool children are more successful later in school. Taking these studies into account, our association implemented a “Preschool and Playground Equipment” project in 1997.

Within the scope of the project, we have since supplied 769 preschool classroom equipment and 558 playground equipment with the support of individual and corporate sponsors. 500 of these were supplied to schools in various parts of Turkey during 2004-2009 with the collaboration of Danone and the Ministry of National Education .

 

Building of Schools and Dormitories

Thousands of students are studying in schools built by ÇYDD with donations from  supporters.

Hundreds of girls are accommodated in dormitories built with donations from ÇYDD supporters and thus can continue their education.

The schools and dormitories built by ÇYDD are turned over to the Ministry of Education and to universities; only 3 dormitories are run by ÇYDD branches.

Schools and dormitories built by individual and corporate donations:

36 dormitories; 7 of which are in university campuses

24 elementary schools

36 village schools

30 classrooms (temporary classrooms built for the Marmara earthquake victims)

6 preschools

2 high schools

1 university education unit (built after the Van earthquake)

 

 

Equipment support to schools:

With the project “There is a School out there”, we aim to supply better conditions for education to the students.

Our association receives various requests from schools all over Turkey every school year. With various corporate and individual donations to our “There is a School out there” project, we try to meet these demands which vary from blackboards, computers, photocopy machines, televisions to clothing and boots for needy students and maintenance of school buildings. Since 2005 we have met various needs of 500 schools.

Library Projects, Book Campaigns:

We receive hundreds of requests from students, parents and teachers for books and libraries for schools. We believe books play an important part in children’s development and have started a book project called “Let thousand flowers bloom and thousand ideas grow”.

We have so far supplied about 5 million books to 3.454 institutions (village schools, elementary and high schools, local boarding schools, public libraries and even prisons).We have also delivered  fully equipped libraries to 25 schools.

With the “TNT Express Carries Knowledge” book campaign which was  part of the project, thousands of used and new books were collected  and sent to schools in rural areas especially in East and Southeastern Anatolia with no libraries or few books in their libraries between 2000-2012.

Development of Public Boarding Schools (YIBO)

YIBOs are government schools which have been built in rural areas to create an opportunity for children who were previously unable to go to school due to geographical and weather conditions in Turkey.  Most of the 150,000 students who go to YIBOs come from crowded families with many children and most of them are poor.

Since 2003, CYDD has been working hard on the “YIBO development” project, trying to provide contemporary education conditions both for students who are educated at YIBOs and for the teachers working at YIBOs.  Responding to hundreds of requests coming from YIBO’s , 115 YIBO buildings have been renovated, including restaurants, dormitories, bathrooms, laundries and classrooms.. New facilities have also been created in some schools, including social areas, libraries, laboratories, teachers’ accommodation and dormitories. Furniture, educational equipment and clothing for the student have also been provided with this project.

 

 

Educational and Cultural Centers

Our association has been carrying out projects designed for adults for some time. These projects started with literacy courses for adults and continued with collective civil weddings for couples who only had religious marriages that caused great problems.

After the 1999 Marmara Earthquake, CYDD established and opened 17 rehabilitation and community centers. Since then, these centers have helped thousands of people; some continue to serve many more and some that have completed their mission were closed. In these community centers, many training programs and other opportunities have been created for women and children. These include training in handicrafts, rehabilitation opportunities for women and consulting services for children and young people. As a continuation of these rehabilitation centers, a new project “educational and Cultural Centers” was put into practice.

At the 2012 ÇYDD branch meeting in Yalova, priority was given to this project. The already existing  centers and the centers to be opened are planned to have a common  coordinated program. Libraries are opened in every center and projects which further the education of students, increase their interest in art, bring out their talent are implemented. Programs that allow children to think, question and be free individuals respecting peace, democracy and justice are carried out. Scholarships are given to successful students. Choruses, musical groups and ballet groups trained in the centers perform at the year-end activities.

Similar programs are planned for youth and women; personal development seminars and art activities are carried out regularly. “Me and my family” and “Life workshop” are some of the projects designed especially for women and carried out in many of these centers. Educational and Cultural Centers are local centers run by ÇYDD volunteers, are free to students, their parents and families The center are usually named after their sponsors.

 Educational and Cultural centers opened since 2010:

1 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Bakırköy Şubesi Educational and Cultural Center Bakırköy /İstanbul 2010
2 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Türkel Minibaş Educational and Cultural Center Fatih / İstanbul 2010
3 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Kadıköy Educational and Cultural Center Kadıköy / İstanbul 2010
4 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Dila Kurt Educational and Cultural Center Kısıklı / İstanbul 2011
5 Çağdaş Yaşam Destekleme Derneği Hanife Nihal Kulaksızoğlu Educational and Cultural Center Bayraklı / İzmir 2011
6 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Öğretmen Mualla Eke Educational and Cultural Center İzmit 2013
7 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Soma Educational and Cultural Center Soma / Manisa 2013
8 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Perihan-Feridun Özdeş Educational and Cultural Center Alanya / Antalya 2014
9 Çağdaş Yaşam  Ferhat Şenatalar Educational and Cultural Center Avcılar / İsanbul 2014
10 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Mercedes Benz Türk Educational and Cultural Center Aksaray 2015
11 Çağdaş Yaşam  Cumhuriyet Educational and Cultural Center İzmir 2015
12 Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği Fehamet - Ali Kemal Sabuncuoğlu Educational and Cultural Center Ayvalık / Balıkesir 2015
13 Çağdaş Yaşam Türkan Saylan Educational and Cultural Center Çeşme / İzmir 2016
14 Çağdaş Yaşam Öğretmen Zeynep Günöz Educational and Cultural Center Buca / İzmir 2016
15 Çağdaş Yaşam Dila Kurt Educational and Cultural Center Çanakkale 2016
16 Çağdaş Yaşam Uşak Educational and Cultural Center Uşak 2016
17 Çağdaş Yaşam Av. Şule Nazlıoğlu Educational and Cultural Center Torbalı / İzmir 2016
18 Çağdaş Yaşam Kazime - Emin Aytekin  Educational and Cultural Center Ankara 2017
19 Çağdaş Yaşam Tınaztepe Vakfı Educational and Cultural Center İzmit 2017
20 Çağdaş Yaşam Dr. Canan And Educational and Cultural Center Ataşehir / İstanbul 2017
21 Çağdaş Yaşam İbrahim Hatun Genç Educational and Cultural Center Trabzon / Maçka 2017
22 Çağdaş Yaşam Feza-Ceyhan-Demir Çalıkuşu Educational and Cultural Center İzmir /Karabağlar 2018
23 Çağdaş Yaşam Cafer Boy Educational and Cultural Center Kars 2018
24 Çağdaş Yaşam Prof. Dr. Türkan Saylan Educational and Cultural Center Sinop 2018
25 Çağdaş Yaşam Darius Gerensar Educational and Cultural Center Bodrum 2019
26 Çağdaş Yaşam Çağatay Educational and Cultural Center Ankara 2019

Contact:

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e-mail :proje@cydd.org.tr