YGA is a non-profit organization founded in Türkiye and raises double-winged youths who help us look to the future with hope.
Read, Think and Share: The aim of 'Read, Think and Share' is to discover the shining stars at disadvantaged primary schools and to train the leaders of the future who think creatively, write, share, read, and research with good skills of self-expression and awareness of social responsibility.
We have built 2 libraries at Gaziantep GAP Visually Impaired Primary School and MecidiyeköyParıltı Visually Impaired Children Support Association and performed trainings with our team consisting of 37 volunteers.
Istanbul Akvaryum Trip: : We conducted a thematic aquarium trip for visually impaired children with the participation of 10 students.
Food Workshop: : We had a delicious and enjoyable day making pizza and cakes at the cooking school with the participation of 16 visually impaired children accompanied by 2 volunteers. While our students were preparing pizza and cakes, they were excited to gain new friends and new achievements during the teamwork.
Theatre Event: We watched the theater play “Sinan at Süleymaniye” at Cevahir Shopping Mall with our visually impaired students as well as other students from YGA Workshop.
The Dream of Our Visually Impaired Student: : We realized the dream of Hakan, one of our visually impaired students, which was to present a radio program at Radio Trafik.
We have been implementing this project with the Özel SektörGönüllüleriDerneği[Association of Private Sector Volunteers] every year since 2014. In this project, our selected students from 11th and 12thgrades in vocational high schools receive 12 hours of coaching training from each of our volunteers.
As Borusan Otomotiv Group, we have supported the project with 27 participants from five different countries, towards children with intellectual disabilities at rehabilitation centers to increase their motivation and show that they are not alone.
Together with Elim Sende Association, we made a museum trip with 9 students from disadvantaged schools that had lower education levels. We visited PeriliKöşk and attended a workshop at Borusan Contemporary Children's Workshop with the children. Afterward, we had lunch accompanied by the views of the Bosphorus.
During the “Green Penguins” event, our volunteers carried out studies for 4th and 5th-grade students to raise awareness on global warming and the conservation of nature. They shared knowledge by conducting experiments and interactive studies with the students.
For the “Curious Books” event, our volunteers read the books “35 Kilos D'espoir” and “The Season of the Disappearance of Cats” to 3rdgrades and organized engaging activities to create excitement, curiosity and interest in reading books and improve children's imagination.
Our 8 volunteers became brothers and sisters with 48 disabled children who were under protection at the rehabilitation center within Bahçelievler Child Protection Institution. After getting acquainted with the children, we organized activities such as theater, picnic and lunch. Our volunteers meet with the children at different events 4 times a year to ensure the sustainability of the project.