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
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
Tahir Dadak

Tahir Dadak Develops Capacity to Improve Agriculture

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
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
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
Süleyman Akbulut

Süleyman Akbulut played a significant role in the change of approach on disability from help-basis to rights-basis.

Social Justice
Duygu Kayaman

Duygu worked on the development of “My Dream Partner” application with the support of Turkcell that eases the access of visually impaired people to information.

Social Justice
Ayşe Tükrükçü

A bowl of soup, a hope...

Social Justice
Askıda Ne Var

A platform for enriching students’ education lives

Civic Participation
Itır Erhart

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

Civic Participation
Ahmet Besim Toker

Ahmet Besim Toker Helps Families with Members that Have Disabilities

Civic Participation
Mehmet Münir Cura

Athletes in Mardin are “running” to a better future

Civic Participation
GÖZDER

Persons with Disabilities Fighting Against Discrimination

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
Emre Dayıoğlu

Emre Dayıoğlu, aged 27, is a music teacher in Durmuş Yener Secondary School in Bayralar village of Elmalı, Antalya.

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
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
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...

Environment
Sustainable Living Film Festival

Sustainable Living Film Festival: A festival to create awareness for a better future...

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
Adnan Çelik

Adnan Çelik Promotes Youth Development in Diyarbakır

Education
Hacı Ormanoğlu

Hacı Ormanoğlu Empowers Children through After-School Programs

Education
Informal Learning Youth Center (YAŞÖM)

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

Education
Melahat Aydın

Galloping for Girls’ Education in the Eastern Province of Muş

Education
Hakan Habip

Here Are The Science Heroes!

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
Nurten Akkuş

Daddy tell me a story

Education
Living Museum

Turkey's first applied open-air museum: Living Museum

Education
ÇABA-ÇAM

ÇABA-ÇAM proposes an alterative model to social inequality in early childhood education

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
Berrin Yıldız & Murat Sarıkaya

Berrin Yıldız and Murat Sarıkaya Promote Cultural Tourism in Cappadocia

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
Selma Demirelli

Selma Demirelli Empowers Women to Economic Independence

Economic Development
Meral Kekeçoğlu

‘Bee-like’ Entrepreneurs are On Their Way

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
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"

Economic Development
Nusratlı Village Association

Süheyla Doğan, a retired civil engineer, has moved to Ida Mountain with her family for a tranquil life after living in Antalya for many years. Thanks to her socially responsible character, she established “Nusratlı Village Culture Tourism and Solidarity Association” in 2005 with the support of villagers of Nusratlı.

Economic Development
Mustafa Bektaş

Nallıhan Tourism Volunteers Association was established in 2005 under the leadership of Mustafa Bestaş in Nallıhan, a historical and natural district of Ankara, in order to protect, improve, determine and market the touristic, cultural and natural values of the district.

Economic Development
Boğatepe Environment and Life Association

An exemplary model for rural development

Health
Salih Yüce

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

Health
Robotel Turkey Association

Children reach their robohands with Robotel Turkey Association

Health
Otsimo

Quality education opportunity for children with autism

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
Celal Karadoğan

Aiming to create a sense of community among youth with and without disabilities, and to raise public awareness around this topic...

Education
Fatih Küçük - The Cartoon Mill

Fatih Küçük continues to shape the future of children and bring them together with art thanks to his contributions to cartoon and art education.

Civic Participation
Zahit Mungan – Chasing the Kite

Zahit, who combines local figures and motifs with the kites, organizes workshops so that children can also learn how to make a kite.

Education
Suat Arı – Everyone in This Village Is Athlete

Suat Arı, who introduced 120 students, 45 of whom were girls, to 14 different branches such as bocce, dart, softball, baseball, field hockey, cricket, rugby, flag football, and orienteering and made them become licensed athletes.

Erdinç Erdem Bakkal - A Spark of Science in Şırnak

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