FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE
We have been working with all our power for the past 25 years so that all the girls of this beautiful country can access the educational opportunities they deserve in every field.DISCOVER
We believe in the importance of education in social development and welfare; and continue all our educational activities within this framework.DISCOVER
Since the day we were founded, we have been giving awards on behalf of our founder Aydın Doğan, rewarding individuals and institutions that have won praise in various fields such as culture, art, literature, and science on national and international platforms.
With the awards we give to young communicators every year, we hope to encourage them to become qualified media members.DISCOVER
The awards of the competition known as the "Oscars of Cartoon" were presented to winning artists with a ceremony held at Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus. During the event the scope of the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition was expanded and the "National Graphic Novel Award" and "National Children's Book Illustration Award", which has been ongoing since its 35th year, were also handed to their winners.
The thirty-ninth edition of the Aydın Doğan International Cartoon Competition, which has brought together more than 9,000 artists and their works from all over the world, and for which we are preparing to celebrate the fortieth anniversary, has been concluded with the evaluation meeting held by the international jury.
The International Day of the Girl Child Conference, which has been organized in Türkiye in cooperation with UNICEF, UNFPA, UN Women, and Aydın Doğan Foundation since 2015, was held this year in Hatay, one of the cities that were most severely affected by the February 6 earthquake, to highlight the transformative role of girls and young women in rebuilding life and cities. The needs and wishes of girls and young women were conveyed from Hatay to Türkiye and the world through the conference organized with the theme 'Girls Rebuilding the Future'.
The Aydın Doğan Award, given by the Aydın Doğan Foundation to reward individuals or institutions that have achieved national and international success in the fields of culture, art, literature and science, went to the Antakya Civilizations Chorus, which gives messages of peace to the whole world from Hatay.
The Summer Camp for Young Leaders, traditionally organized by Aydın Doğan Foundation since 2017, takes place in Kuşadası between 30th July and 5th August this year. As candidates for becoming leaders of the future, young girls participate in leadership, project development, and personal development trainings, enjoying a pleasant time through art workshops and sports activities.
Successful female students and their teachers, who stay at dormitories built under the "Daddy, Send Me to School" campaign, were hosted by the Aydın Doğan Foundation, during the "Success Takes Me to Istanbul" trip.
SHE DID NOT LET THE OBSTACLES
STOP HER, AND REALIZED HER POWER
EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. AND NOW, SHE IS GETTING
READY TO BECOME A LAWYER WHO FIGHTS FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS.
SHE DID NOT LET ILLNESSES,
DISAPPOINTMENTS, AND LACK OF RESOURCES
STOP HER FROM DREAMING; SHE WORKED
FOR HER DREAMS AND REAPED
THE BENEFITS OF HER EFFORTS.
WHILE SOME SAID WOMEN CANNOT BE ENGINEERS, HER
DREAMS WENT AS FAR AS THE MOON, SHE WANTED IT NO
MATTER WHAT, AS SHE WANTED, SHE MADE IT HAPPEN,
AS SHE MADE IT HAPPEN, SHE BECAME
AN INSPIRATION FOR OTHERS.
ONE DREAM AND THE COURAGE TO MAKE IT A REALITY
SHE BROUGHT ONLY THESE WITH HER FROM
HER VILLAGE SHE COMBINED HER TALENT WITH HER
ROOTS AND MADE THE WORLD A BEAUTIFUL
PLACE WITH HER ART.