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The Eighth Season of the “Turkey’s Changemakers” Program continues!  


Sabanci Foundation "Turkey’s Changemakers" program aims to promote social development and awareness and ultimately mobilize active citizenship by inspiring and encouraging others.


Since 2009, more than 1,900 individuals/projects have applied to be selected as a Changemaker. Of these the Program’s Advisory Board selected 160 individuals/projects and prepared videos of each unique story. 


"Turkey’s Changemakers" program reached more than 13.5 million viewers through program websites and social media in Turkey and abroad. Please click here to watch the last video of the eighth season.


Who is a Changemaker?
  • Has a social entrepreneurship spirit
  • Is honest and trustworthy and has an inspiring story
  • Has an innovative and creative approach
  • Has replicable programs and solves old problems through new methods
What does a Changemaker Do?
  • Protects the environment
  • Supports education and learning
  • Provides economic development    
  • Contributes to culture and arts
  • Supports public health
  • Develops social justice
  • Promotes civic participation
How are Changemakers Nominated? The Application Form is filled out. A person can also nominate him/herself.
How are Changemakers Selected?
  A pre-assessment is conducted Changemakers are selected by an Advisory Board
What Happens Next?
  Videos are shot and prepared Videos are broadcasted
What are the Benefits of Being a Changemaker? The person is involved in Changemakers' network The Changemakers have the opportunity to work in partnership with other Changemakers


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