Especially in the East part of Turkey, there are many schools, which even do not have any tables or chairs. With these hard conditions, students still fight for learning new things and looking for their future. It is very impressing to see many children in these poor public schools, looking for a piece of paper and couple of pencils just to make their futures bright. Unfortunately individuals or organizations, which try to help these schools to improve, are very few. With each passing moment children struggle to learn new things and have difficulties to improve themselves in very harsh conditions like extreme weathers, deficient tools that make them to learn easier.
We can count couple of social organizations, which make campaigns and work very hard to help poor children, make them study and attend schools just like many others in other regions of Turkey. There are just one hope for these poor public schools; our donations. With the help of many social organizations just like TEV, ÇEV, AÇEV, TOÇEV and ÇYDD everyone have a chance to help these poor schools and make children smile. It is also easy to help because everything is done virtually, from Internet. It is very special to see how these donations make big miracles in student’s lives.
Especially an organization, which enlarges briskly in couple of months, develops new techniques to cheer contributors up to donate more and make them to spread the idea of helping others. This organization announced its name as “Bir Silgi Bir Kalem” (One Eraser One Pencil), developed just in five months and revealed itself in the social media very rapidly. What they do is actually basic but very effective. The website of the organization guides people to find which school needs what furniture or tool mostly (teachers of these poor schools share their requires) and direct them to buy what donor wants. The project aims at creating a bridge only between schools and the members. Project team absolutely does not get any donations or cash money from donors. Then with the help of cargo, items reach to their owner schools easily. The most effective thing, which raises the morale of members, is the picture that shows donors that how students use what they give to them permanently. The idea of these pictures is to show how trustful the organization is also to encourage people to do sorts of things.
In addition to this, the most important thing, which makes people happy is, facing with these children’s smiles and reading their gratitude towards you. The pictures or letters that is sent to donors are symbols or steps of every individual’s own success about making the world better place for next generations. Donations are worth to feel these feelings and it also worth to see how children use what donor buys to them in their school lives. Turkey needs more helpful people and more benevolent organizations like these.