Education is already a major financial challenge for most families, but it becomes infinitely more difficult for a student when their mother or father dies, leaving little or no cushion to fall back to.
Recognizing the character and perseverance that so many young people show in the face of such adversity, the Darussafaka Society, provides the much-needed home to these students since 1863 in Turkey.
Darussafaka Society’s vision is unique. They work to create equity in education by prioritizing resources to students who need them the most. In education coming from low-income families or resource-deprived neighborhoods, or having no mother or father are barriers that require students to run harder and faster to get to the finish line. Darussafaka Society’s approach addresses all these barriers students face. The organization levels the playing field for these students making not only a huge difference in the lives of these students but also in the society at large.
Inviting students from all over Turkey at the age of ten, Darussafaka provides them high-quality education with full scholarships from fifth-year through high school. In addition, to all educational expenditures, students’ daily needs such as food, accommodation, clothing, and health services are all covered by donations to the Society.
This year only Darussafaka provided 907 scholarships to those in need. Yet, the need is much larger.
2020 has been the toughest year we have experienced in our lifetimes. Yet, the unwavering commitment and support of our donors to our community during these times is more than inspiring. It is life-changing. Once again we’d like to invite you to be generous with your giving since we need supporters like you to continue the important work of the Darussafaka Society.
We know times are tough, but if you can, we hope you’ll consider making a donation to help with the education of talented kids. No gift is too small. Whatever you can give will make a difference.
We will get through this difficult time and our steadfast commitment to helping each other in ways big and small will be a big reason why.
On behalf of our Board of Directors, the Darussafaka Society, and Darussafaka students we are so grateful for your support.
With sincere gratitude,