Where We Work: Turkey

In Turkey, our Make a Connection initiative, known locally as Dreams Workshop, promoted youth volunteerism and artistic self-expression.  

Through our local implementing partner, we provided disadvantaged children with quality non-formal education, while training older youth to serve as volunteer mentors and teachers. From 2003 to 2011, Dreams Workshop reached more than 31,000 children and youth volunteers. Turkey is among the countries examined in the Global Youth Wellbeing Index and is also home to a YouthActionNet® national institute. The Bilgi Young Social Entrepreneurs Awards celebrate and empower youth change-makers.