Let's Educate Our Girls

Support Girls Education in Turkey A Project of Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi (CYDD)

Scholarships for Girls

The cost to educate one girl for a year is $370

There is a desperate need for the advancement of education of females in Turkey. According to the statistics provided by Turkish Statistical Institute (TUIK), during 2009-2010, the illiteracy rate for females was 13.4% where as it was 6.5 % for males. In spite of the compulsory education being 8 years, the average schooling rate for females is 4.96 years.Turkey is one of the 20 countries that will not be able reach gender equality in education until 2020 (UN Report). 1 out of 3 marriages in Turkey is underage. Female secondary school education schooling rate is 66% in Turkey, in some regions this ratio is 23%.

By empowering girls through education, ÇYDD not only has been creating a movement of sustainable change but also have supported stronger, more independent community of Turkish women to evolve. ÇYDD has created awareness about girls' education throughout Turkey, which became one of the national goals of the Ministry of Education. The girls' education has also been an area that the European Union decided to support in Turkey. ÇYDD's impact on the lives of thousands of girls is evident in the number of scholarships they have given: more than 60,140 high school scholarships for a better future. For the 2013-2014 school year 12,262 girls receive scholarships from ÇYDD.

$24,095 Raised
24% towards $100,000 Goal

Supported by 69 Donations:

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  • SERAP  O.
    I Gave $100
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $200
  • Orcun K.
    I Gave $20
  • Orcun K.
    I Gave $20
    Best mothers day gift
  • Burcu G.
    I Gave $30
  • Selma O.
    Iyiki dogdun Masal! Melisa, Elif & Selma
  • Omur  T.
    I Gave $370
  • Sharon W.
    I Gave $150
  • Ezgi G.
    I Gave $100
    My birthday gift from my lovely friends! Thanks everyone...
  • Silhouette
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  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    I Gave $370
  • Adviye E.
    I Gave $200
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    Anonymous
    I Gave $30
  • ozge y.
    I Gave $100
    Ezgicim nice nice yillara! Gene guzel bir vesileye sebep oldugun icin seni tebrik ederim.
  • Omur  T.
    I Gave $500
    Thanks for all the hard work to educate girls in Turkey.
  • Halkci Umut
    I Gave $250
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  • Derin K.
    I Gave $500
  • Derin K.
    I Gave $250
  • Ariannella L.
    I Gave $30
    Happy Birthday Masal! Fernando, Ariannella y Daniel
  • Silhouette
    Anonymous
    Iyi ki dogdun Masalcim!! Arda&Ceren&Tankut
  • Remy S.
    I Gave $25
    Happy Birthday Masal. Joaquin, Emilia & Remy
  • Burcu G.
    I Gave $25
  • Tara A.
    I Gave $50
  • mariana g.
    I Gave $25
    Happy 2nd Birthday Masal!! Solcito, Mariana & Walter
  • Krishna T.
    I Gave $50
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  • Steven L.
    I Gave $40
    Great initiative.
  • Halkci Umut
    I Gave $350