Our Most Successful Event Ever!

Dear TEF Friends,

Thank you for coming to the Gelecege Sarkilar concert on March 2nd to celebrate the Turkish Educational Foundation's 50th Anniversary.

Your contributions at the concert along with the dollar for dollar match by the Board of Trustees brought us $40,630 – making this our most successful fund raising event ever!

All proceeds will go towards scholarships for Middle School and High Schools students in Turkey via Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi. With the help of this fund raiser, we have reached 150 thousand dollars which will serve 700 students next year. Our goal is to serve over 1000 students like we are doing this year. So we are at 2/3rds of the way to our goal. If you have already donated, please introduce a friend to TEF’s cause. If you have not donated yet, please consider joining other Bir Mum donors for $200, Yeni Ay for $2,000, or Gunes for $20,000.

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We hope we can count on your ongoing support in the future.

Best,

TEF Board

Aydın bir Türkiye için el ele.

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48 years of philantrophy

Founded in 1969, the Turkish Educational Foundation (TEF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity dedicated to educating children-in-need in Turkey. Now more than ever, a massive educational campaign is urgently needed to bring enlightenment and hope to the millions of children living in dire poverty.

 

“Nasıl imkansız gökteki yıldızları saymak, işte öyle imkansız sizi unutmak... ”

— Supported Student

 

Our mission is to provide scholarships to children of low-income families for them to continue their education, and to furnish educational materials for schools in villages and gecekondu areas to improve the quality of education. Many of our students are raised in underprivileged families and without TEF's support they would not have been able to continue their education. 

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Let there be light to reach every needy child

The scholarships are based on a need and merit basis, with no religious or ethnic criteria. In its mission to provide scholarships, TEF cooperates with local charitable foundations like Türk Eğitim Derneği (T.E.D.), Çağdaş Yaşamı Destekleme Derneği and Anadolu Çağdaş Eğitim Vakfı (ANAÇEV). These organizations search out likely candidates for TEF’s scholarship program and send profiles of those students to TEF. The TEF board of Trustees select those with good academic record. Each TEF scholarship is one-year long, but students continue to get scholarships until they graduate from high school as long as they stay enrolled and successful in their studies.

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Get Involved

TEF is supported by the voluntary work of its members. This allows TEF to work with minimal overhead and more than 97% of the collected money is distributed to the students. 

Now more than ever, a massive educational campaign is urgently needed to bring enlightenment and hope to the millions of children living in dire poverty. Therefore we started a new campaign – Aydın Bir Türkiye İçin Elele, or Hand in Hand for an Enlightened Türkiye – to step up our contributions and help educate these children. 

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