|Hayat Sende Youth Academy Association: Education Without Labels|
Grantee: Hayat Sende Youth Academy Association
Purpose: Fighting against labeling of young people who were raised in government care in the education system
Locations: Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Bursa, Erzincan, Gaziantep, İstanbul, İzmir, Kayseri, Samsun
Grant Amount: 169,845 TL
Project Partner: Teachers Academy Foundation, Agenda Child Association, Istanbul Foster Family Association, Denizli Foster Family AssociationPeriod: 15 September 2014 – 13 July 2015
Young people who were raised in government care are labeled by teachers and parents in the education system. This results in drop out between 14-16 age group.
"In my opinion this project’s most important impact was to raise inform the teachers about the children raised under government projection and raise awareness. I hope this impact will last longer and that they find the chance to continue their education without labeling."
"I believe I owe it to life to have a more meaningful existence myself and to help children in government care gain equal rights. In this journey, I found out that some of our most casual remarks are actually offensive words that wound the other person. Labeling starts in our daily language. We are all either perpetrators or victims of labeling… “A child changes, the world changes.” I hope the education without labels journey will continue in new places, change more lives and build new bridges."
Teacher, Project Beneficiary