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
Health
Theodora Giggle Doctors

Visit children receiving long-term treatment in hospital and make them laugh, taking them out of the hospital environment...

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 Yılmaz

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

Social Justice
Tarlabaşı Community Center

Tarlabaşı Community Center Fuels Hope amid Poverty

Social Justice
Senem Gül

Senem Gül Encourages Women Participation in Social and Economic Life

Social Justice
Güney Hastemoğlu

Güney Hastemoğlu Fights to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

Social Justice
Sulukule Children's School of Arts

Children in Sulukule Make their Voices Heard through Music

Social Justice
Nurcan Baysal

A Success Story Written From West To East

Social Justice
Alev Zehir

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

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
LİSTAG

LİSTAG was established in January 2008 in İstanbul as a civil society organization by the families of LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people.

Social Justice
'Refugees', We Are, 'Neighbors' Solidarity Network

Solidarity through neighborhood

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
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
Rodin Alper Bingöl

Rodin Alper Bingöl Raises Awareness about Disability

Civic Participation
Seda Sevin

Seda Sevin Helps Low-Income Children Achieve Success in Sports

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
İZEV - Down Cafe

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

Civic Participation
Ati Youth and Sports Club Association

Ati Youth and Sports Club Association Creates Hope for Future of Youth in Hakkari

Civic Participation
K. Demirel Youth Association

Down Cafe Became The Light Of Hope For People With Disabilities

Civic Participation
Ümmiye Koçak

A Woman With the Spirit of Afife Jale: Ümmiye Koçak

Environment
Güven Eken

Güven Eken Takes 'Green' into Account in Turkey

Environment
Çağan Şekercioğlu

A scientist chasing the nature...

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
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
Talking Hands

Pelin Baykan who has learnt Turkish Sign Language voluntarily, started a social initiative called “Talking Hands”.

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
Life In May Cooperative

Cooperation for a Better Education

Education
Abbas Türnüklü

"Negotiator Students" Make a Difference Solving Problems

Education
Melahat Aydın

Galloping for Girls’ Education in the Eastern Province of Muş

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
Fatma Ayan

Turkey’s first open-air library has been opened with the efforts of Fatma Ayan, a teacher with 20 years of experience.

Education
Ahmet Naç

An idealist teacher, who recreated his classroom

Education
ÇABA-ÇAM

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

Education
E-Bursum

A scholarship system more fair and accessible for university students

Education
Refreshment University

The first university of Turkey for students over 60 years old

Economic Development
Şengül Akçar

Şengül Akçar Developed the First Women's Micro-Credit Program 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
Meral Kekeçoğlu

‘Bee-like’ Entrepreneurs are On Their Way

Economic Development
Enver Özkahraman

Persons with Disabilities Are Fighting Against Discrimination

Economic Development
Ödemiş Women's Cooperative

They Weave Their Future With Silk

Economic Development
Karabiga Women's Cooperative

Visionary Women of Karabiga

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.

Health
Zeynep Şimşek

Zeynep Şimşek Improves Conditions of Migrant Farm Workers

Health
RUSİHAK

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

Health
Otsimo

Quality education opportunity for children with autism

Health
Youth Approaches to Health Association

Youth approaches for non-discriminative rights to health

Social Justice
Bener Erkorur

Bener Erkorur Trains Athletes with Autism

Social Justice
Şahhanım Kanat

Şahhanım Kanat Helps Families Face the Challenge of Urban Migration

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.

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.

Health
İlayda Eskitaşçıoğlu - We Need to Talk

İlayda who founded “We Need to Talk” platform in Ankara at the end of 2016, which operates in İstanbul now, continues to work all around Turkey.

Education
Nusrettin Biçer/ Abdulkadir Korkmaz - Reading is Being on the Road

Nusrettin and Abdulkadir are teachers who visit the villages of Şanlıurfa with the project 'Reading is Being on the Road' and come together with the children.

Social Justice
Yağmur Özgür Güven – Anti-Vivisection Association

Yağmur Özgür Güven continues to work in Anti-Vivisection Association, of which she has been among the founders since 2019.

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.

Education
Halil Bağış – Stellar Lab

Halil Bağış founded the Stellar Lab, the first digital astronomy library in Turkey, with the philosophy of "Astronomy for Everyone".

Social Justice
Accessible Everything

Accessible Everything continues its activities with the motto of “If there is accessibility, there is no disability”.

Education
Gamze Elibol - Culture, Art and Education Center for People With Disabilities of Turkey

Elibol, who so far has performed 500 plays and eight musicals on many different social issues such as traffic accidents to violence against women, meets the educational and medical needs of more than 120 disabled girls with all the income from these shows.

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