Bridge to Türkiye - December 30, 2016 

Our Dear Supporter, <<First Name>>  <<Last Name>>  

Thank you for your trust and generosity in 2016 and delivering happiness through BTF's Health4Kids, Empowerment Scholarships and Education4Kids projects for the socio-economically challenged children in Turkey. Since our inception in 2003, we have bridged $ 2.5 million in funds through BTF4Kids Projects all with your help and trust…

Thank you for giving the gift that makes a difference for a better tomorrow...

Please continue to introduce BTF to others in your circle of compassion who, like you, would like to make a difference with grass-roots investments in children's futures.

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In 2016, with your generous support, 124 rural elementary schools have received support from 255 BTF4Kids Projects.



Be the change. Support a student. Give hope. Build a future.
Check our interactive BTF Map4Good for 2016 projects in process and in completion.

This academic year, BTF  is supporting 506 students through scholarships promoting literacy with a special focus on disadvantaged girls. 

Started in 2004, with just 4 girls, BTF supported a total of 1,172 students in empowerment scholarships in the last 10+ years. We provide micro-scholarships for their education, remove the burden on their families easing affordability.

Our partners

We have partnered with ÇYDD, Koruncuk Vakfı Bolluca Village,  TED,  Nesin Vakfı Math Village,  ODTÜ  Geliştirme Vakfı ve Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Vakfı in Turkey.

In addition to scholarships our most recents projects include lending a hand through education to the refugee children in Turkey who are facing a big risk of becoming a lost generation and from fear to courage, our latest campaign providing support for the education of blind children. 

There are many ways to reach out and give back and there are so many eligible bright children who want to continue their education, but unfortunately they are denied this opportunity due to limited support and scholarship funds.

Join our empowerment family today.

What's next?

One of the hardest disabilities for children to overcome (or adjust to) is blindness. They explore & see the world with their hands, they need to learn braille system & access to braille books in young age in order to build core knowledge & literacy. If they don't go to school, or lack the adequate resources for enrichment, they fall behind socially, and get isolated from the society. This project is going to create a fund to support their education & enrichment.

12% of the Turkish population is disabled including visually impaired/blind. There are 202,211 children in a total disabled population of 9,300,000. Only, 9 % of the disabled children is getting an education or currently schooled vs. 90% population norm. ==> This ratio is much severe for the blind, less than 5% is getting an opportunity to go/attend school. 

How you can help


You can support any of our gifts, at any level individually or collectively.  Create a team to rise with us with your friends, family and colleagues to provide education opportunities. Help blind children & youth gain critical skills to become independent through education overcoming their fears & social challenges in life.  Join our Cause here…


One Person can only do so much (Bir elin nesi var?)A giving circle can harness much more (Bir çok elin sesi var!)

Giving Circles or Fundraising as a Team is an exciting alternative to individual donations, offering Bridge to Türkiye supporters and their friends the opportunity to raise funds together with BTF, while having fun and spreading the word to others.  Giving Circle members pool their tax deductible charitable dollars with BTF, and decide as a group which projects and programs to support.
On July 26th 2016, Bridge to Türkiye Fund (BTF) has been granted to the United Nation-accredited Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Special Consultative Status to the United Nation Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). Consultative Status to the United Nations ECOSOC is the highest status granted by the United Nations to NGOs and granted upon recommendation of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs, which is comprised of 19 Member States.
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