Changemakers - Fark Yaratanlar
Fark Yaratanlar

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.
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Cities
Season
Social Justice
Cavidan Yilmaz

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

Social Justice
Ozlem Ozturk

Ozlem Ozturk Raises Awareness on Landmines among Children

Social Justice
Tarlabasi Community Center

Tarlabasi 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

Van and Ercis through the Eyes of the Youth

Social Justice
Omer Faruk Arinc

Disadvantaged Kids Are At Playhouse

Social Justice
Sami Altunel

A New Door From İzmir Into A Different World

Social Justice
Lutfiye Kelleci Birer

Story Of The Effort To Make Disabilities 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 Mus

Early Marriage Is Not Their Destiny

Social Justice
Umut Kosan

A Man Who Follows His Dreams

Social Justice
Hulya Aydin

Life of A Determined Woman

Social Justice
Engin Yilmaz

Series And Movies Are Available 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
Ayse Tukrukcu

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
Itir Erhart

Itir 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 Koni

Melek Erman Koni Helps Rural Women Adapt to City Life in Istanbul

Civic Participation
Ahmet Besim Toker

Berrin Yıldız and Murat Sarikaya Promote Cultural Tourism in Cappadocia

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 Enyuce

Serhat Enyuce Gets Children off Streets onto Ice Hockey

Civic Participation
Özgür İnam

Özgür İnam Helps Children with Disabilities Sail for a Better Future

Civic Participation
Aysegul Guzel

IZEV Provides Employment Opportunities To Youth With Down Syndrome

Civic Participation
GOZDER

Persons with Disabilities Fighting Against Discrimination

Civic Participation
IZEV - Down Cafe

The first Changemaker of our 3rd season is the Istanbul Foundation for People with Mental Disabilities (IZEV), which 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
Gulcin 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
Ummiye Kocak

A Woman With the Spirit of Afife Jale: Ummiye Kocak

Civic Participation
Ozlem Arman

Let's Be Happy For The Children In Hospital

Civic Participation
Irfan Neziroglu

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 Gokcan.

Civic Participation
Dogruluk Payi

Dogruluk payi

Environment
Gülcan Nitsch

Gülcan Nitsch Raises Awareness on Environment among Turkish Communities in Germany

Environment
Ali Mendillioglu

Ali Mendillioglu Advocates the Rights of Recycle Workers

Environment
Ahmet Yaras

Ahmet Yaras 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 People 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
Cagan Sekercioglu

A scientist chasing the nature...

Education
Gultekin Yazgan

Gultekin Yazgan Creates Libraries for People with Visual Impairments

Education
Naside Buluttekin

Naside 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 Cetin

Hasan Cetin Works for Better Lives of Migrant Farm Workers

Education
Kenan Zulaloglu

Education to Young People with Hearing Impairments

Education
Zekeriya Ersoy

Zekeriya Ersoy Makes Education Accessible to Village Children

Education
Yusuf Copur

Yusuf Copur Cultivates Love of Reading in Children

Education
Mustafa Ozarslan

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

Education
Ismail Gunduz

Ismail Gunduz 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
Abbas Turnuklu

A Success Story Written From West To East

Education
Hakan Habip

Here Are The Science Heroes!

Education
Goktul Bakdik

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 Erenulug

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

Education
Selma Yildiz

"Small Codas" Are Not Alone

Education
Dilek Livaneli

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

Education
Nurten Akkus

Daddy tell me a story

Education
Ayca Arslan Ergul

Ayca Arslan Ergul

Economic Development
Nazmi Ilicali

This Week's Changemaker; 'Organic Nazmi' Contributes to Economic Development in One of Turkey's Poorest Regions

Economic Development
Mustafa Sari

Mustafa Sari 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 Yildiz & Murat Sarikaya

Berrin Yıldız and Murat Sarikaya 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
Husamettin Kocan

This Week's Changemaker; Husamettin Kocan Created a Museum to Revitalize the Local Economy

Economic Development
Cafer Yuksel

Cafer Yuksel 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 Ozkahraman

Persons with Disabilities Are Fighting Against Discrimination

Economic Development
Tulin Akin

Farmers Open Up To The World Through Internet

Economic Development
Vakifli Koyu 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 Hulya

B-Fit Sports Center Encourages Women to Become Entrepreneurs

Economic Development
Odemis 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 Simsek

This Week's Changemaker; Zeynep Simsek Improves Conditions of Migrant Farm Workers

Health
Turksel Dulgergil

Coruh Turksel Dulgergil Keeps Kids Healthy Preventing Tooth Decay

Health
Ayhan Tokgoz

This Week's Changemaker; Ayhan Tokgoz Offers Health Services to Communities in Need

Health
Arzu Kayki

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 Yuce

A Struggle Full Of Hope. This week’s Changemaker of Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program is “Salih Yuce” who 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 (KACUV) develops many different projects for children diagnosed with cancer.

Social Justice
Tahsin Aksu

Tahsin Aksu Devotes Himself Serving the Community of Van-Gevas

Social Justice
Saban Toren

Saban Toren 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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