With your donation of $500, not only will you send a girl to school for one year, you will also receive a copy of this moving documentary, Girls of Hope, and a stunning photo book.
We can ship directly to your friend or loved one. $500 includes shipping cost.
About the DVD: In the Eastern and Southeastern regions of Turkey, the illiteracy rate among women is near 45 percent. For years, the government, NGOs and individual effort have worked to improve the situation. However, economic hardship and strict traditions still prevent many girls from access to education. Filmed in Van by Aysegul Selenga Taskent, the documentary portrays a few girls who struggle for their education and, despite all the difficulties, try to hold on to their hope for a better future. Watch a trailer of the film here.
About the book: The photo book, called “Annem Sayesinde”, shot by Delizia Flaccavento, is a photo journey through the lives of girls who’ve received scholarships from Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği and the stories behind their educational struggle.
About the Scholarship: Scholarships will be made through Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği (CYDD). CYDD aims to address this education gap between girls and boys. The organization supports the modernization of society through working to ensure equal opportunity in public education.