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Changemakers

Meet Changemakers who choose to be part of the solution to an existing problem, who demonstrate an example for an active citizen, who create innovative solutions for a concrete and sustainable change, who make social contributions with measurable effects, and who inspire others with their stories.
Themes
Cities
Season
Social Justice
Cavidan Yılmaz

Cavidan Yılmaz Advocates the Women Rights in the Northern City of Trabzon

Social Justice
Özlem Öztürk

Özlem Öztürk Raises Awareness on Landmines among Children

Social Justice
Tarlabaşı Community Center

Tarlabaşı Community Center Fuels Hope amid Poverty

Social Justice
Child Brides Project

Child Brides Project Fights Early Marriage Tradition in Turkey

Social Justice
Tahir Dadak

Tahir Dadak Develops Capacity to Improve Agriculture

Social Justice
Senem Gül

Senem Gül Encourages Women Participation in Social and Economic Life

Social Justice
Nihat Kihtir

Nihat Kihtir Removes Barriers to Participation through Sign Language

Social Justice
Güney Hastemoğlu

Güney Hastemoğlu Fights to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

Social Justice
Nurcan Baysal

A Success Story Written From West To East

Social Justice
Ömer Faruk Arınç

Disadvantaged Kids Are At Playhouse

Social Justice
Sami Altunel

A New Door From İzmir Into A Different World

Social Justice
Lütfiye Kelleci Birer

Story Of The Effort To Make Obstacles Invisible

Social Justice
Galata Dialogue Association

Be Ready To Forget What You Know In The Pitch Dark

Social Justice
Alev Zehir

"The Life" Is In The Hands Of The Youth Raised Under Legal Protection

Social Justice
Women Association of Muş

Early Marriage Is Not Their Destiny

Social Justice
Umut Koşan

A Man Who Follows His Dreams

Social Justice
Hülya Aydın

Life of A Determined Woman

Social Justice
Engin Yılmaz

Series And Movies Are Accessible For Everyone With The Audio Description

Social Justice
Good Smells from the Kitchen

Good Smells From The Kitchen For People With Visual Impairments

Social Justice
Ayşe Tükrükçü

A bowl of soup, a hope...

Social Justice
DemGoodCoffee

DemGoodCoffee blends deaf and hearing-impaired culture with coffee culture

Civic Participation
Ercan Tutal

Ercan Tutal Makes a Difference in the Lives of People with Disabilities

Civic Participation
Itır Erhart

Itır Erhart Runs to Raise Money for Youth, Education, and Disability Projects

Civic Participation
Alper Kaya

Alper Kaya Strives to Raise Public Awareness about ALS and Help Patients

Civic Participation
Melek Erman Köni

Melek Erman Köni Helps Rural Women Adapt to City Life in İstanbul

Civic Participation
Ahmet Besim Toker

Ahmet Besim Toker Helps Families with Members that Have Disabilities

Civic Participation
Erol Hanlıgil

Erol Hanlıgil Gets Youth off Streets onto Basketball Courts

Civic Participation
Rodin Alper Bingöl

Rodin Alper Bingöl Raises Awareness about Disability

Civic Participation
Don’t Throw It Away! Get It Repaired, Let It Be A Hope for Children

Works to collect unused, broken, faulty, malfunctioning toys, repair them and get them to children in need and make the children happy...

Civic Participation
Seda Sevin

Seda Sevin Helps Low-Income Children Achieve Success in Sports

Civic Participation
Serhat Enyüce

Serhat Enyüce Gets Children off Streets onto Ice Hockey

Civic Participation
Özgür İnam

Özgür İnam Helps Children with Disabilities Sail for a Better Future

Civic Participation
GÖZDER

Persons with Disabilities Fighting Against Discrimination

Civic Participation
İZEV - Down Cafe

İstanbul Foundation for People with Mental Disabilities (İZEV) provides employment opportunities to youth with Down syndrome.

Civic Participation
K. Demirel Youth Association

Down Cafe Became The Light Of Hope For People With Disabilities

Civic Participation
Rasim Uyan

Big Environmental Action In A Barber Shop

Civic Participation
YouthBank

Youth Makes A Difference By Receiving Grants From YouthBank

Civic Participation
Gülçin Kaya

Don't Hide Under The Blanket

Civic Participation
Disaster Relief Interpreters

Life-Saving Interpreters

Civic Participation
BuradaEngellendim.com

BuradaEngellendim.com Platform Fights Against The Architectural Barriers

Civic Participation
Ümmiye Koçak

A Woman With the Spirit of Afife Jale: Ümmiye Koçak

Civic Participation
Özlem Arman

Let's Be Happy For The Children In Hospital

Civic Participation
İrfan Neziroğlu

Turkish Parliament Makes A Difference With “Stop Wasting” Project

Civic Participation
Different Melodies of the Same Land

Different Melodies of the Same Land Choir is formed of students under the leadership of music teacher Ufuk Gökcan.

Civic Participation
Doğruluk Payı

Doğruluk Payı has been analyzing the statements and claims of politicians on a daily basis and follows the rate of realization of the election promises.

Environment
Gülcan Nitsch

Gülcan Nitsch Raises Awareness on Environment among Turkish Communities in Germany

Environment
Ali Mendillioğlu

Ali Mendillioğlu Advocates the Rights of Recycle Workers

Environment
Ahmet Yaraş

Ahmet Yaraş Fights to Protect the Ancient City of Allianoi

Environment
Nurselen Toygar

This Week's Changemaker; Nurselen Toygar Mobilizes Turkey to Raise Awareness on Environment and Persons with Disabilities

Environment
Güven Eken

Güven Eken Takes 'Green' into Account in Turkey

Environment
Hayrettin Karaca & Nihat Gökyiğit

Hayrettin Karaca and Nihat Gökyiğit Don't Let Turkey Become a Desert

Environment
Play For Nature

"Play For Nature" Creates Nature Awareness Through Social Media

Environment
Seferihisar Cittaslow

Capital of Slowness: Seferihisar

Environment
Çağan Şekercioğlu

A scientist chasing the nature...

Education
Gültekin Yazgan

Gültekin Yazgan Creates Libraries for People with Visual Impairments

Education
Naşide Buluttekin

Naşide Buluttekin Contributes to Health of Mothers and Children

Education
Mine Narin

Mine Narin Makes a Difference in the Lives of Families and Children with Autism

Education
Mehmet Selim Baki

Mehmet Selim Baki Brings Music Education for Children in the Inner City

Education
Erhan Ağbaba

Erhan Ağbaba Helps Promote the Self-Esteem of Children

Education
Adnan Çelik

Adnan Çelik Promotes Youth Development in Diyarbakır

Education
Hacı Ormanoğlu

Hacı Ormanoğlu Empowers Children through After-School Programs

Education
Ali Nesin

Ali Nesin Makes Math a Loveable Subject for Students who Deem It Nightmare

Education
Hasan Çetin

Hasan Çetin Works for Better Lives of Migrant Farm Workers

Education
Kenan Zülaloğlu

Education For Young People with Hearing Impairments

Education
Zekeriya Ersoy

Zekeriya Ersoy Makes Education Accessible to Village Children

Education
Yusuf Çopur

Yusuf Çopur Cultivates Love of Reading in Children

Education
Mustafa Özarslan

Mustafa Özarslan Designs 'Super Classes' to Improve Quality in Education

Education
İsmail Gündüz

İsmail Gündüz Adapts Education to the Roma Children's Culture

Education
Selçuk Var

Selçuk Var Motivates Teachers through Theater

Education
Hüseyin Parlak

Hüseyin Parlak Offers Lifelong Learning Programs for Çamlıdere Community

Education
Hakan Habip

Here Are The Science Heroes!

Education
Göktül Bakdık

The Children Of Imprisoned Women Saw The Light Beyond The Rain

Education
One Rubber One Pencil

“One Rubber One Pencil Project” Brings the Schools and the Donors Together

Education
Another School is Possible

Another School Is Possible

Education
Ergin Erenuluğ

Two Eggs Are Enough To Go To The Cinema And To Fight Against Obesity

Education
Selma Yıldız

"Small Codas" Are Not Alone

Education
Dilek Livaneli

Dilek Livaneli is a teaching profession since 13 years, the last 6 years of which were in Kumköy Primary School in Samsun.

Education
Nurten Akkuş

Daddy tell me a story

Education
Ayça Arslan Ergül

Come On Friends, Let's Do Science

Economic Development
Nazmi Ilıcalı

'Organic Nazmi' Contributes to Economic Development in One of the Turkey's Poorest Regions

Economic Development
Mustafa Sarı

Mustafa Sarı became the protector of the endangered fish in the Lake Van

Economic Development
Tara Hopkins

Tara Hopkins Empowers Women While Protecting the Environment

Economic Development
Berrin Yıldız & Murat Sarıkaya

Berrin Yıldız and Murat Sarıkaya Promote Cultural Tourism in Cappadocia

Economic Development
Victor Ananias

Victor Ananias Works for a More Ecologically Balanced Turkey

Economic Development
Fasla Anter Alp

Fasla Anter Alp Offers a New World for Women in Kızıltepe, Mardin

Economic Development
Şengül Akçar

Şengül Akçar Developed the First Women's Micro-Credit Program in Turkey

Economic Development
Hüsamettin Koçan

Hüsamettin Koçan Created a Museum to Revitalize the Local Economy

Economic Development
Cafer Yüksel

Cafer Yüksel Leads the Forest Villagers' Cooperative Movement in Turkey

Economic Development
Zeliha Serin

Zeliha Serin Contributes to Local Economy Utilizing Women Capital

Economic Development
Selma Demirelli

Selma Demirelli Empowers Women to Economic Independence

Economic Development
Enver Özkahraman

Persons with Disabilities Are Fighting Against Discrimination

Economic Development
Tülin Akın

Farmers Open Up To The World Through Internet

Economic Development
Vakıflı Köyü Kooperatifi

Women Develop The Only Armenian Village In Turkey

Economic Development
Tire Milk Cooperative

Tire Milk Cooperative Makes a Difference in the Lives of People in Tire

Economic Development
Bedriye Hülya

B-Fit Sports Center Encourages Women to Become Entrepreneurs

Economic Development
Ödemiş Women's Cooperative

They Weave Their Future With Silk

Economic Development
Karabiga Women's Cooperative

Visionary Women of Karabiga

Economic Development
Cansu Akarsu

"Happy Baby"

Health
Zeynep Şimşek

Zeynep Şimşek Improves Conditions of Migrant Farm Workers

Health
Türksel Dülgergil

Çoruh Türksel Dülgergil Keeps Kids Healthy Preventing Tooth Decay

Health
Ayhan Tokgöz

Ayhan Tokgöz Offers Health Services to Communities in Need

Health
Arzu Kaykı

Arzu Kaykı Provides Support for People Living with HIV/AIDS

Health
RUSİHAK

Human Rights in Mental Health Initiative Makes a Difference with its Community Based Approach in Mental Health Care

Health
Salih Yüce

Salih Yüce works to raise awareness on cancer by establishing the “Help and Love Association for Cancer Patients”.

Health
The Hope Foundation to Children with Cancer

Founded in 2000, The Hope Foundation for Children with Cancer (KAÇUV) develops many different projects for children diagnosed with cancer.

Social Justice
Tahsin Aksu

Tahsin Aksu Devotes Himself Serving the Community of Van-Gevaş

Social Justice
Şaban Tören

Şaban Tören Makes a Difference in Children's Lives with Art

Social Justice
Bener Erkorur

Bener Erkorur Trains Athletes with Autism

Social Justice
Tolga Öztorun

Tolga Öztorun Protects Street Animals

Social Justice
Şahhanım Kanat

Şahhanım Kanat Helps Families Face the Challenge of Urban Migration

Social Justice
Guide Dogs Association of Turkey

According to Ministry of Family and Social Policies, there are 750 thousands of persons in Turkey with visual disabilities including persons with low vision. Lawyer Nurdeniz Tuncer...

Health
Kamil Çetin Oraler

Kamil Ç. Oraler is a microbiologist with Ph.D. and established Kadıköy Health and Education Center Foundation (KASEV) with other volunteers in 1986.

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