They have studied and the Foundation has awarded them: Successful girls were hosted by the Aydın Doğan Foundation this year again

Created 29 May 2017

36 female students who stay in the dormitories built by the Aydın Doğan Foundation, which were built within the scope of the Daddy Send Me to School campaign, came to Istanbul as the guests of the Foundation, during the week of May 19, together with their teachers. The successful girls received their awards from Hanzade Doğan Boyner, the Chairwoman of the Foundation; Ali Eroğlu, Deputy National Education Manager of the Ataşehir District, and the Doğan Group executives.

Within the scope of the “Success Takes Me to Istanbul” trip, held by the Aydın Doğan Foundation since 2009, and in which the students staying at the dormitories built as part of the Daddy Send Me to School campaign are also included since 2014, the stay of 36 successful female students, and the teachers accompanying them was hosted in Istanbul between May 16 and May 20.

Students who came from Nevşehir, Muğla, Erzurum, Gümüşhane, Kars, Tokat, Denizli, Mardin, and Artvin, and who were guests at the Aydın Doğan foundation for five days visited historic sites in the historical peninsula such as Sultanahmet, the Topkapı Place, and the Dolmabahçe Palace, and they also visited Istanbul Modern, and attended cultural events like concerts, and live theater shows. Students who also found the opportunity to visit the Bosphorous University and Istanbul Technical University within the scope of the trip, and they came together with individuals who would be role models for them in their careers.

Students whose successes were rewarded during the award ceremony at the Doğan Holding found the opportunity to meet, and talk to, Aydın Doğan, the Founder and the Honorary Chairman of Doğan Holding; Sema Işıl Doğan, and Hanzade Doğan Boyner, and Hanzade Doğan Boyner, the Chairwoman of the Aydın Doğan Foundation. Noting that there were over 500 thousand female students who were at the school age, but could not go to school, Hanzade Doğan Boyner, the Chairwoman of the Aydın Doğan Foundation who delivered a speech during the ceremony, said, “There was also a huge difference between the schooling rates of boys and girls. This was a cause of great concern for us. We said, ‘We will be making every effort till no girl faces the possibility of not having an education in Turkey.’ Turkey joined forces. Both our Ministry of National Education, and the other NGOs...In the present, that difference between boys and girls has been erased. We are proud of this, we are proud of you. Your grades are very high. Thanks to that hardworking character of yours, today you are here in İstanbul. Hopefully, two years later, you will be in the schools you aspire for, and you will continue your education until you graduate from university. All we want from you is to graduate from university. Because, education is a fundamental human right, defend it to the very end. No one can take your education from you.”

After the opening speech, Ali Eroğlu, Ataşehir District Deputy National Education Manager; executives of Doğan Holding; Nuran Çakmakçı, the Education Department Manager of Hürriyet Newspaper; and the scholarship students of the Aydın Doğan Foundation studying at the Bosphorous University gave  messages to young girls about the importance of university education.

Students and teachers from different parts of Turkey received their presidents from Hanzade Doğan Boyner, the Chairwoman of the Foundation; Ali Eroğlu, Ataşehir District Deputy National Education Manager; Ahmet Toksoy, Board Member of the Aydın Doğan Foundation and the Chairman of Hürriyet Newspaper; M. Erol Çamur, Board Member of the Aydın Doğan Foundation; Candan Fetvacı, Chairwoman of the Steering Committee of the Aydın Doğan Foundation; Hakan Çelik, the Ankara Representative of Kanal D; Ahter Kutadgu, the Corporate Communications Consultant of Doğan Holding; and Nuran Çakmakçı, the Education Department Manager of Hürriyet Newspaper. Successful students were given laptops by hepsiburada.com, and the students and teachers also received gift vouchers from D&R, and books from Doğan Kitap.