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Teachers4Good – Fark Yaratan Öğretmenler: Nimet Çetinkaya, Van

Do you remember your teacher from primary school?  

As Turks4Good, we want to remember the young, selfless  rural school teachers in their first few years on the job, in the remote corners of Turkey.  Our 4Kids projects for their classrooms and children are only a small token of our appreciation.  We want to salute them, and honor them, and thank them… They are indeed a national treasure!  

Here is Nimet Çetinkaya from Konya who is serving at Van’s Seydibey Vilage School…  You can read more about Nimet at our below Medium article published in “Building Bridges” 

Ben Bir Köy Öğretmeniyim…

 

 

 TOGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND YOU CAN HELP!

We are a group of volunteers who are passionate philanthropists. Our work depends on micro-funding… You can support our projects by donating from our secure links on the right…

For more information look for our next event at BTF’s Calendar, join our Facebook Community or Contact Us.

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Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) is a charitable non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, based on democratic citizenry with secular principles, and encourages all to contribute to the welfare of less fortunate children in Türkiye. Contributions made to BTF are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS. BTF’s US tax identification number is 58-2678580.

 

 RECENT PROGRAM NEWS FROM BRIDGE TO TÜRKİYE…

With no end insight, we as BTF continue to support Syrian Refugee Children and their education. We have reached 8000 children through our various programs and impacted their lives in a big way. In this World Refugee Day, we remember them, and all the hardship they are enduring in the world we live in. We might be a small community, but we always believe in there is more we can all do and impact in this crisis. Thank you for your ongoing support, bringing happiness & hope for Syrian Refugee Children...

Posted: Tuesday June 20th, 2017

With no end insight, we as BTF continue to support Syrian Refugee Children and their education. We have reached 8000 children through our various programs and impacted their lives in a big way. In this "World Refugee Day", we remember them, and all the hardship they are enduring in the world we live in. We might be a small community, but we always believe in there is more we can all do and impact in this crisis. Thank you for your ongoing support, bringing happiness & hope for Syrian Refugee Children... ... See MoreSee Less

Today, on World Refugee Day, we are witnessing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. I recently traveled to Turkey and Greece to visit some of the projects that you have been so instrumental in supporting. In Turkey, I met with two local organizations supported by Bridge to Turkiye—YUVA and SKYGD—which both focused on refugees’ profound need for access to education. Currently, only one in three Syrian refugee children is attending a school of any kind. The rest face language barriers and pressure to work to support families that have few means of supporting themselves. Bridge to Turkiye’s partners are working to provide education for children and vocational and language classes for adults new to their country.

When GlobalGiving created this relief fund in 2013, we couldn’t foresee that it would be even more necessary today, three years after its launch, than it was back then. There are currently more than 4.5 million Syrian refugees living in just five countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. While they hope to return to their homes in Syria, it doesn’t look like the political situation will change anytime soon, and the families you’ve supported are now faced with the reality that their current situation is likely to be the new normal for the foreseeable future.

Britt Lake - Senior Director of Programs
GlobalGiving
#WorldRefugeeDay #WithRefugees #Bridge2Turkiye

Posted: Tuesday June 20th, 2017

"Today, on World Refugee Day, we are witnessing the worst refugee crisis since World War II. I recently traveled to Turkey and Greece to visit some of the projects that you have been so instrumental in supporting. In Turkey, I met with two local organizations supported by Bridge to Turkiye—YUVA and SKYGD—which both focused on refugees’ profound need for access to education. Currently, only one in three Syrian refugee children is attending a school of any kind. The rest face language barriers and pressure to work to support families that have few means of supporting themselves. Bridge to Turkiye’s partners are working to provide education for children and vocational and language classes for adults new to their country.

When GlobalGiving created this relief fund in 2013, we couldn’t foresee that it would be even more necessary today, three years after its launch, than it was back then. There are currently more than 4.5 million Syrian refugees living in just five countries: Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt. While they hope to return to their homes in Syria, it doesn’t look like the political situation will change anytime soon, and the families you’ve supported are now faced with the reality that their current situation is likely to be the new normal for the foreseeable future."

Britt Lake - Senior Director of Programs
GlobalGiving
#WorldRefugeeDay #WithRefugees #Bridge2Turkiye
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Kimileri kahramanlara inanmaz, onlar babamla tanismayanlar...Some people don’t believe in heroes but they haven’t met my dad! Happy Fathers Day...

Posted: Sunday June 18th, 2017

Kimileri kahramanlara inanmaz, onlar babamla tanismayanlar...Some people don’t believe in heroes but they haven’t met my dad! Happy Father's Day... ... See MoreSee Less

Meet with Ela. She loves reading and she has read most of the 135 books we send as a gift to her elementary school. We wish her the best of luck! 

Ela, Bitlis Şehit Mehmet Ali Erçetin İlkokulu 2. Sınıf öğrencisi. 135 kitaptan oluşan kitap seti hediyemizden en çok kitabı okuyarak BTF Kitap Kurdu ödülünü aldı. Umarız Ela ve arkadaşlarının okuma azimleri hayatlari boyunca devam eder. 

Kitap kurdu Ela içten yazilmis mektubunda okumayı çok sevdiğini yazmış. Ne mutlu ona. Biz de Elaya bu güzel mektubu için çok teşekkür ediyoruz. Ela ve tüm arkadaşlarının hayallerinin gerçekleşmesi için göstermiş olduğunuz destek için çok teşekkürler. 

#btf #books4kids

Posted: Friday June 16th, 2017

Bridge to Turkiye Fund added 4 new photos.

Meet with Ela. She loves reading and she has read most of the 135 books we send as a gift to her elementary school. We wish her the best of luck!

Ela, Bitlis Şehit Mehmet Ali Erçetin İlkokulu 2. Sınıf öğrencisi. 135 kitaptan oluşan kitap seti hediyemizden en çok kitabı okuyarak "BTF Kitap Kurdu" ödülünü aldı. Umarız Ela ve arkadaşlarının okuma azimleri hayatlari boyunca devam eder.

Kitap kurdu Ela içten yazilmis mektubunda okumayı çok sevdiğini yazmış. Ne mutlu ona. Biz de Ela'ya bu güzel mektubu için çok teşekkür ediyoruz. Ela ve tüm arkadaşlarının hayallerinin gerçekleşmesi için göstermiş olduğunuz destek için çok teşekkürler.

#btf #books4kids
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Posted: Friday June 9th, 2017

Bridge to Turkiye Fund shared a post.

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children

HealthyTeeth4Kids - A Pilot Project has been initiated in collaboration between Bridge To Turkiye - Metro NY/NJ/CT and  Aysegül Özen, DMD with a mission to educate the underserved children and teachers the importance of  proper pediatric dental care by providing educational materials, tooth paste and toothbrush living in suburbs of Turkey.
#HealthyTeeth4Kids #pedicatricdentalcare #BTF #4KidsProjects

Posted: Monday May 29th, 2017

Bridge to Turkiye Fund shared their post.

Healthy Teeth, Healthy Children

HealthyTeeth4Kids - A Pilot Project has been initiated in collaboration between Bridge To Turkiye - Metro NY/NJ/CT and Aysegül Özen, DMD with a mission to educate the underserved children and teachers the importance of proper pediatric dental care by providing educational materials, tooth paste and toothbrush living in suburbs of Turkey.
#HealthyTeeth4Kids #pedicatricdentalcare #BTF #4KidsProjects
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BTF DFW celebrated the National Holiday of May 19th Youth and Sports Day with a 5K run for adults, fun run for kids and a picnic for everyone. Thanks to all the volunteers and participants, we not only had a lot of fun together but also commemorated this very special day in Turkeys history. May 19th marks the start of the Turkish Independence War after the invasion of our land by many foreign states following WW I, a very important milestone on the way to the Independent Turkish Republic. Thanks everyone for celebrating with us to keep the May 19th spirit alive and for passing it onto the next generation.

Posted: Sunday May 21st, 2017

Bridge to Turkiye Fund shared Pelin Hoskan's post.

BTF DFW celebrated the National Holiday of May 19th Youth and Sports Day with a 5K run for adults, fun run for kids and a picnic for everyone. Thanks to all the volunteers and participants, we not only had a lot of fun together but also commemorated this very special day in Turkey's history. May 19th marks the start of the Turkish Independence War after the invasion of our land by many foreign states following WW I, a very important milestone on the way to the Independent Turkish Republic. Thanks everyone for celebrating with us to keep the May 19th spirit alive and for passing it onto the next generation.
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Biz herşeyi gençliğe bırakacağız...Geleceğin ümidi ışıklı çiçekleri onlardır... Bütün ümidim gençliktedir...  Beni övme sözlerini bırakınız, gelecek için neler yapacağız onları söyleyin... Seni dinliyoruz Atam, ben de bir sey yapabilirim diyen vefali gonuldaslar bir araya geldik, okyanusun otesinden, Turkiyemizin, gelecegin umidi, isikli ciceklerimizin egitim ve saglik projelerine  2.6 milyon dolar kaynak aktardik, 1719 egitim bursu ulastirdik, daha nicelerine, nice coskulu bayramlara, nice #19Mayis lara...
#Bridge2Turkiye #Turks4Good

Posted: Friday May 19th, 2017

"Biz herşeyi gençliğe bırakacağız...Geleceğin ümidi ışıklı çiçekleri onlardır... Bütün ümidim gençliktedir... Beni övme sözlerini bırakınız, gelecek için neler yapacağız onları söyleyin..." Seni dinliyoruz Atam, "ben de bir sey yapabilirim" diyen vefali gonuldaslar bir araya geldik, okyanusun otesinden, Turkiyemizin, gelecegin umidi, isikli ciceklerimizin egitim ve saglik projelerine 2.6 milyon dolar kaynak aktardik, 1719 egitim bursu ulastirdik, daha nicelerine, nice coskulu bayramlara, nice #19Mayis lara...
#Bridge2Turkiye #Turks4Good
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Posted: Wednesday May 17th, 2017

Türk Eğitim Vakfı 50. yaşını kutluyor nice 50 yıllara...

#UmutEgitimde #BridgeToTurkiye
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Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) was established in 2003 by community minded Turkish Americans (Turks4Good) driven to make a difference, to improve life and to cultivate social change for the common good. Our circle of compassion promotes respect and fellowship for humankind in the communities we serve. Turks4Good commitment to these ideals stems from our basic desire to give back to our native land for the many opportunities we have gained from her. We invite you to also contribute to the welfare of less fortunate children in Turkey.