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.
Themes
Cities
Season
Social Justice
Accessible Film Festival

The festival has worked for equal access to the cultural life for everyone and touched thousands of lives of people with disabilities.

Social Justice
Elazığ Social Cooperation Sports Club Association

İsmail Bayraktar is a teacher; at the same time, he has dedicated his life to the sport of handball since 1991.

Social Justice
Cavidan Yilmaz

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

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
Women Association of Mus

Early Marriage Is Not Their Destiny

Social Justice
Good Smells from the Kitchen

Good Smells From The Kitchen For People With Visual Impairments

Social Justice
Engelsizkariyer.com

Mehmet Kiziltas, who is aware of the obstacles to disabled people’s participation in employment, created www.engelsizkariyer.com website in 2005.

Social Justice
Dervish Father Coffeehouse

The whole system of Dervish Father Coffeehouse is based on voluntary participation.

Social Justice
Co-Pedal Association

Co-Pedal Association provides physical and social rehabilitation for disabled individuals and creates companionship among people with and without disabilities through using tandem bikes.

Social Justice
DemGoodCoffee

DemGoodCoffee blends deaf and hearing-impaired culture with coffee culture

Social Justice
Askida Ne Var

A platform for enriching students’ education lives

Social Justice
Wheelchair Dance Project

A dance group of individuals with physical disability...

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
Rodin Alper Bingöl

Rodin Alper Bingöl Raises Awareness about Disability

Civic Participation
Center for Spatial Justice (MAD)

The Center is working on gathering urban planners, architects, social scientists, journalists to develop participatory urban planning and implementations that consider social, environmental and human rights.

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
Young Voices of Ercis

Van and Ercis through the Eyes of the Youth

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
Ati Youth and Sports Club Association

'Bee-like' Entrepreneurs Are On Their Way

Civic Participation
K. Demirel Youth Association

Down Cafe Became The Light Of Hope For People With Disabilities

Civic Participation
Cinardibi Cultural Center

A Cultural Center At The Heart Of A Quarter

Civic Participation
YouthBank

Youth Makes A Difference By Receiving Grants From YouthBank

Civic Participation
Gulcin Kaya

Don't Hide Under The Blanket

Civic Participation
Architecture for All Association

Architecture for All Association was established in 2011 for creating architectural and design solutions for socio-cultural problems in Turkey.

Civic Participation
Vote and Beyond

Vote and Beyond (Oy ve Otesi) has been founded by Sercan Celebi and his friends both to check these claims through the means of participatory democracy and to develop a sense of citizenship.

Civic Participation
Midnight Library

A new model of library open to reader’s participation

Environment
Ali Mendillioglu

Ali Mendillioglu Advocates the Rights of Recycle Workers

Environment
Nurselen Toygar

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

Environment
Sehrine Ses Ver

For more livable cities...

Education
Informal Learning Youth Center (YASOM)

Informal Education Youth Center, YASOM, was founded by a group of young people mentored by Hulya Denizalp in 2011.

Education
Zekeriya Ersoy

Zekeriya Ersoy Makes Education Accessible to Village Children

Education
Hüseyin Parlak

Hüseyin Parlak Offers Lifelong Learning Programs for Çamlıdere Community

Education
Hakan Habip

Here Are The Science Heroes!

Education
Another School is Possible

Another School Is Possible

Education
Selma Yildiz

"Small Codas" Are Not Alone

Education
CABA-CAM

CABA-CAM propose an alterative model to social inequality in early childhood education

Economic Development
Tara Hopkins

Tara Hopkins Empowers Women While Protecting the Environment

Economic Development
Enver Ozkahraman

Persons with Disabilities Are Fighting Against Discrimination

Economic Development
Bedriye Hulya

B-Fit Sports Center Encourages Women to Become Entrepreneurs

Economic Development
Karabiga Women's Cooperative

Visionary Women of Karabiga

Economic Development
Leyla Karabulut

Leyla Karabulut supported social participation of women living in a city opportunities are limited.

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”.

Civic Participation
Selim Cavus

Inspired by a think tank in the United States, Cavus established the "Thought Association" in Istanbul in 2007.

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