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Turkish Education Foundation UK

The Turkish Education Foundation UK (TEF UK) is a non-profit organization that aims to provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged students in Turkey.
Turkish Education Foundation UK
Leadership team

Ergun Özen (Chairman)

Sezai Emin Taskent (Joint Trustee with TEV)

Dalinç Ariburnu (Former TEV Scholar)

Sule Arinç (Head of Development Committee)

Dr. Hasan Turunc (Partnerships)

Headquarters
London, UK
Region served
Turkey, UK
Year stablished
2021
Address
Haysmacintyre Thames Exchange 10 Queen Street Place London, EC4R 1AG
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Summary

The Turkish Education Foundation UK (TEF UK) is a non-profit organization that aims to provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged students in Turkey. The organization was established in 2021 and is run by a group of volunteers. TEF UK's primary goal is to provide financial support to students who are struggling to afford their education, particularly those who come from low-income backgrounds or live in rural areas.

TEF UK has implemented several programs to achieve its mission. One of its main programs is the "Education is a Right" scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to students who are in need of support to continue their education. This program has provided scholarships to over 100 students since its inception, helping them to cover the costs of tuition, textbooks, and other educational expenses. In addition, TEF UK has implemented a "Books for Schools" program, which provides books and other educational materials to schools in need. This program has benefited over 20 schools and thousands of students.

TEV UK has established the TEV UK Eduquake Fund to provide support to students affected by the recent earthquakes in Turkey. The fund was launched in response to the devastating earthquakes that struck the country on February 06, 2023, which caused significant damage and loss of life. The TEV UK Eduquake Fund aims to provide financial assistance to students whose education has been disrupted by the earthquakes, helping them to continue their studies and achieve their goals.


History

The Turkish Education Foundation UK (TEF UK) is a non-profit organization that was established in the UK in 2021. The organization was founded by a group of Turkish professionals who are passionate about education and committed to making a positive impact on their home country.

TEF UK was established as a sister organization to the Turkish Education Foundation (TEV), which is based in Turkey and has been supporting education in the country since 1967. TEV has provided financial assistance and educational resources to thousands of students in Turkey, helping them to overcome barriers to education and achieve their goals.

Inspired by the work of TEV, the founders of TEF UK decided to establish a similar organization in the UK to support education in Turkey. The organization was established with the goal of providing financial assistance and educational resources to students who are struggling to afford their education, particularly those who come from low-income backgrounds or live in rural areas.

Since its establishment, TEF UK has implemented several programs to achieve its mission. These include the "Education is a Right" scholarship program, which provides financial assistance to students in need, as well as the "Books for Schools" program, which provides books and other educational materials to schools in need. The organization also partners with other organizations to implement programs that promote educational access and equality.

After the series of devastating earthquakes that hit 10 different provinces in Turkiye in February 2023, TEV UK launched the TEV UK Eduquake Fund to support the young victims to remain in education.


Goals and Purpose

The Turkish Education Foundation UK (TEF UK) has a mission to support education in Turkey and to help ensure that all students have access to quality education, regardless of their background or circumstances. The organization aims to achieve this mission through several goals and purposes, which include:

Providing financial assistance to students in need: TEF UK's primary goal is to provide financial assistance to students who are struggling to afford their education. The organization provides scholarships and other forms of financial aid to students from low-income backgrounds or those who face other barriers to accessing education.

Supporting educational access and equality: TEF UK is committed to promoting educational access and equality in Turkey. The organization works to ensure that all students have access to the resources they need to succeed, including books, educational materials, and technology.

Fostering partnerships and collaboration: TEF UK believes in the power of partnerships and collaboration to achieve its goals. The organization works with other non-profit organizations, schools, and businesses to implement its programs and initiatives.

Empowering students to achieve their potential: TEF UK aims to empower students to achieve their full potential by providing them with the resources and support they need to succeed. The organization believes that education is a powerful tool for social and economic mobility, and it is committed to helping students achieve their goals.


Impact

Increased access to education for students in need: TEV UK grants scholarships for higher education to Turkish students who are academically successful in school but in need of financial support.

TEV UK also provides scholarships for selected graduate programmes at the leading universities in the UK, including Oxford University, Cambridge University, Imperial College, and London School of Economics.

Improved educational resources for schools: Through its "Books for Schools" program, TEF UK helps to improve educational resources and access to books for schools in need.

TEV UK also provides educational tools such as laptops to students in need to ensure that students have access to the technology and resources they need to succeed in their studies, particularly in cases where students may not have access to such resources at home. Online education facilities can also help to expand access to education and resources for students who may not have the opportunity to attend school in person due to various reasons, including the COVID-19 pandemic or the recent earthquakes. 

Mentoring and tutoring program: TEV UK offers mentoring and tutoring programmes to provide additional academic support and guidance to students.

Career development program: TEV UK offers career development programmes to help students explore their interests and career options, and to provide guidance and support as they transition into the workforce.

Advocacy and outreach: TEV UK engages in advocacy and outreach efforts to raise awareness about the issue of educational inequality in Turkey and to advocate for increased support and resources for students and schools.


References
Turkish Education Foundation UK
Leadership team

Ergun Özen (Chairman)

Sezai Emin Taskent (Joint Trustee with TEV)

Dalinç Ariburnu (Former TEV Scholar)

Sule Arinç (Head of Development Committee)

Dr. Hasan Turunc (Partnerships)

Headquarters
London, UK
Region served
Turkey, UK
Year stablished
2021
Address
Haysmacintyre Thames Exchange 10 Queen Street Place London, EC4R 1AG
Social Media