Dear Friends of Education
In 1995, when we were taking our first steps towards the establishment of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey, we believed that the main problem that lay behind the major problems of our country was lack of proper education.
Our dear founder, Suna Kıraç, and many esteemed colleagues set out to contribute to the solution of this problem. Unfortunately, despite the intervening years, this problem still has not been resolved. Turkey remains very low in the world rankings, and there isn’t a glimmer of hope indicating that this will change for the better in the near future.
As TEGV, we have now reached more than fifty activity locations all around Turkey on our journey, which we took to provide educational support for children with limited means.
Almost 3 million children have met educational activities until today. All children at primary education age can attend our activities, unconditionally and for free, and they have the opportunity to improve themselves with the assistance of our volunteers at our child-friendly locations.
We live in an age where access to information is easier than ever. Therefore, developed countries are switching to an educational system based on adopting and interpreting information. We are in need of an educational approach based on reasoning and creativity, not on memorizing and repetition. Since its foundation, the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey has progressed with this approach. We endeavor to remove the obstacles in the minds of our children, free their ideas and trigger their creativity.
The main factor behind the value, efficiency and sustainability of Non-Governmental Organizations is, without a doubt, corporate reputation. As TEGV, we are pleased to have accomplished the objective of our founder, Suna Kıraç, in “becoming one of the most effective, prevalent and esteemed Non-Governmental Organizations of Turkey in the Field of Education”. We diligently maintain our efforts towards ensuring the sustainability of our operations and corporate stance.
All these efforts are purely for the glimmer in the eyes of our children who come running to TEGV every day…
With love and respect…