Dear Friends and Supporters of TPF,
I am reaching out on behalf of Turkish Philanthropy Funds, to ask you to join me in celebrating TPF’s 8th birthday. I recently joined the team as a Goodwill Ambassador to advocate for TPF’s projects supporting human development, in hopes that you’ll, in turn, join me.
First, let me describe human development in my own words. It is the process which enables people to reach their highest possible potential for the betterment of themselves as well as the development of the society in which they live. Without the support of their family, society and government, this process cannot occur.
Years of research has proven that money alone will not allow for a country to grow. Rather, the number one obstacle for a nation’s development was the insufficient attention given to the people themselves, human development. Unfortunately, this is the case for Turkey. We’ve spent enormous efforts on financial investment and have become world’s 17th largest economy. However, in terms of human development, we fare much worse as 86th in the world.
Therefore, I must emphasize that people should always be at the center of development. Without adequate human development, economic growth, social progress and advancement in knowledge, our world will never find a balanced harmony.
In Turkey, TPF has always put people first. They are the leading foundation connecting global resources necessary to undertake and realize such urgent important tasks and reforms. TPF supports education for children with Autism, art therapy for disaster survivors, treatment for leukemia patients, green farming and much more. Please join me in supporting TPF in its efforts to strengthen social and economic development.
Turkish Philanthropy Funds is at the heart of it all, so let’s celebrate its birthday by supporting its mission. I stand with TPF for social and economic development. Will you join me?
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Dr. Üner Kirdar, is a retired Turkish diplomat and UN’s senior civil servant. He is the author, editor and/or contributor of more than sixteen books on global issues and human development. He has been called “…one of the early and main conceptual leaders of Human Development theory.” Since mid-1980 he has advocated and worked for the concept’s world-wide adoption, as well as how international co-operation can help better human condition.