Anatolian Artisans

Born and raised in the city of Urfa, in the Southeast of Turkey, Yasemin’s life took a u-turn when she crossed paths with Anatolian Artisans. She was one of the 20 young women selected to participate in Anatolian Artisans’ women empowerment program in her hometown. Before joining the program, Yasemin was facing financial troubles to…

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Turning Sparks into Flames

Raising awareness of violence against women by staged photos, translating thousands of national exam questions to Braille for visually impaired elementary school students, promoting visual arts by writing and staging plays for high school students… These are just a few of the projects initiated by ‘The Sparks.’ The Sparks are female college students from low-income…

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Sena Eken Schieber’s Legacy Lives

New York, NY (May 13, 2016) – Turkish Philanthropy Funds is proud to announce the first-ever Sena Eken Schieber Economics Award recipients: Sefane Cetin from Bilkent University and Ipek Kavasoglu from Bogazici University. Sefane Cetin will continue her studies to obtain a PhD in Economics at Arizona State University. Ipek Kavasoglu will start Duke University’s Masters’ Degree Program…

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