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06.02.2024

TİKAV declared “We Are Together Hand in Hand” with its scholarship program, providing support to 3,000 students affected by the earthquake

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On the anniversary of the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes on February 6th, the Turkey Human Resources Education and Health Foundation (TİKAV) continues its mission to support students affected by the earthquake disaster who want to continue their education without interruption.

TİKAV expresses deep gratitude to all supporters and collaborating organizations on the first anniversary of the disaster, for their efforts to erase the traces of the earthquake and build a stronger community.

On the anniversary of the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes on February 6th, the Turkey Human Resources Education and Health Foundation (TİKAV) continues its mission to support students affected by the earthquake disaster who want to continue their education without interruption.

TİKAV expresses deep gratitude to all supporters and collaborating organizations on the first anniversary of the disaster, for their efforts to erase the traces of the earthquake and build a stronger community.

Following the earthquakes, TİKAV initiated various forms of assistance under the name “El Ele Birlikteyiz” (We Are Together Hand in Hand), and launched the Akfen-TİKAV Scholarship Program for 1000 students in the region. A total of 108,127 applications were received for the program, prompting an increase in the number of students supported to 3000, with the support of Akfen Holding, Akfen Renewable Energy, and Acacia Mining Operations.

Monthly scholarship payments are made to the selected 3000 students throughout the academic year to ensure that their educational journey continues uninterrupted, contributing to the realization of their dreams.

“We Support Students’ Hopes and Dreams for the Future”

Hülya Kırçuval, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Turkey Human Resources Education and Health Foundation (TİKAV), expressed deep gratitude to all supporters and collaborating organizations on the first anniversary of the earthquake disaster, for their efforts to erase the traces of the earthquake and build a stronger community.

Kırçuval stated that 108,127 students applied for the Akfen-TİKAV Scholarship Program initiated to ensure that students affected by the earthquakes can continue their education without interruption. She continued, “In response to the extraordinary number of applications, with the support of Akfen Renewable Energy and Acacia Mining Operations, we decided to increase the number of students receiving scholarships to 3000. We see these efforts under the ‘El Ele Birlikteyiz’ campaign to heal the wounds of the Kahramanmaraş earthquakes as an important step towards enabling students to continue their education. With the support of Akfen Holding and its partners, we continue to invest in the future by providing scholarships to children of families affected by the earthquake throughout their university education. With this program, we have full confidence that by supporting the hopes and dreams of our youth for the future, they will make significant contributions as the leaders of tomorrow to our society.”

“TİKAV Scholarship Inspired Me to Contribute to Society”

TİKAV also shared thank you messages from scholarship recipients. Emre, a TİKAV scholarship recipient, expressed that the support he received inspired him not only to succeed academically but also to contribute to society, stating:

“First of all, I would like to express my condolences to our nation for the earthquake disaster we experienced on February 6th. As a university student living and studying in Hatay, I was affected both financially and spiritually by this disaster. During this period, Akfen-TİKAV provided assistance to many students, including me, both financially and spiritually, enabling us to continue our education. Your support has not only inspired me to excel academically but also to contribute to society. I hope that one day, just as you have helped me, I will also help students achieve their goals and continue their education. Thank you for your support.”

Another TİKAV scholarship recipient, İlayda, stated: “I was caught in the Hatay earthquake centered on Kahramanmaraş on February 6th. I went through a very difficult process. We lost our loved ones and relatives. We stayed in tents for a long time. This period was very difficult for me, as it was for everyone affected by the earthquake. The situation we were in caused disruptions not only in many aspects of our lives but also in our education. The scholarship I received from you helped me in covering some of my education expenses. Thank you very much for your support.”

 

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