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…

Closing the Hope Gap

Last week, TPF announced the first ever award in economics for female graduate students from Turkey in memory of an accomplished Turkish economist, Sena Eken Schieber. Getting ready to step on the path Sena once travelled, award recipients, Sefane and Ipek, are great examples of what women in Turkey can do when given opportunities. The…

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…

Five Girls, One Story

Dilanur is a molecular biology student from Alanya. Eda is an electrical engineering student from Urfa. Fatma studies at the Medical school and is from Batman. Gül, a political science graduate student, is from Urfa. Nevruz is a psychology major and is from Şırnak. These young women all have diverse backgrounds and are interested in…