Darüşşafaka Society, with the support of Türkiye İş Bankası, has increased its student admission quota within the capabilities of the school in order to provide quality education to children who have lost parents in the earthquake area. With this undertaking, earthquake survivors will receive a full scholarship, boarding, and a quality education for 8 years, starting from the 5th grade at Darüşşafaka Educational Institutions until they graduate from the 12th grade. İşbank's contribution to these students' education will continue throughout their university life.
Darüşşafaka Society continues its efforts to heal the wounds caused by the earthquake that affected millions of people in 11 provinces, and to provide a warm home for children who lost their families in the earthquake. In this context, Türkiye İş Bankası has supported the decision of the Darüşşafaka Society, which decided to increase its student admission quota and to provide earthquake victims with a full scholarship, boarding, and a quality education for 8 years. İşbank's contribution to students' education will continue throughout their university life.
Oğuz Güleç, Chairman of the Board of Darüşşafaka Society, stated that in the same way that they have provided for 160 years not only a "school" but also a caring home for the children whose mother or father is dead and whose financial means are inadequate, they wish to do the same for the children who have lost their mother or father in the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş. He said, “We accept an average of 120 students each year to Educational Institutions. We determine our students with an exam we organize throughout our country. Children who are studying in the 4th grade, whose mother or father is not alive, and whose family's financial means are not suitable for a quality education can participate in our exam. Right after the earthquake disaster in our country, we increased our quota for children who were affected by the earthquake, within the capacity of our school. We continue our efforts to recruit more students, and we are making the necessary arrangements in our classrooms, dormitories, dining halls, and our staff in order to reach as many children as possible.”
He continued, “To admit as many students as the capabilities of our school allow, earthquake survivors will participate in the exam that will be held on Sunday, 21 May in the provinces where they live. However, this will not be an exam with a score threshold for our earthquake-affected children, and after the exam, an 8-year full scholarship, boarding education journey in Darüşşafaka will begin for them.”
Darüşşafaka has also opened its doors to the students who have been affected by the earthquake and who already have a sibling at the school.
Furthermore, Darüşşafaka Society has also opened its doors to the students who have been affected by the earthquake and who already have a sibling at the school. In this context, 18 students will continue their education and training in different grades as guest students at Darüşşafaka, and all their expenses will be covered by the Darüşşafaka Society.
83 children affected by the 1939 Erzincan earthquake studied at Darüşşafaka with the support of İşbank.
The two institutions also cooperated in the aftermath of the Erzincan earthquake that occurred in 1939, and 83 children, who were among the families that suffered in the earthquake, who met the student admission conditions of Darüşşafaka, were accepted to the school with the support of İşbank. As a result of this cooperation, İşbank undertook all the expenses of the 83 children and opened the doors of a new future for them.
In 2008, the two institutions had implemented “81 Students from 81 Cities”, one of the longest-running and comprehensive social responsibility projects in the field of education in Turkey.Check Out All News