EDUCATION OF WOMEN
IS THE BEST INVESTMENTS
WE CAN MAKE
Poverty remains the most important factor for determining whether a girl can access an education. Our mission is simple - we provide financial support to low income families to improve primary and secondary school completion rates for girls and young women.
Study after study has shown that when you educate a girl, you also educate the next generation. However, persistent gender bias in many aspects of culture and society has left girls out of the educational system, at great economic and social disadvantage. The facts are irrefutable, and we intend to #changetheratio with the #EWTFundforChange
Our financial support covers essential education expenses so these young women in Turkey are more likely to continue their education and graduate. Better educated women tend to be healthier, participate more in the formal labor market, earn higher incomes, have fewer children, marry at a later age, and enable better health care and education for their children, should they choose to become mothers. All these factors combined can help lift households, communities, and nations out of poverty.
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IN LOVING MEMORY OF GÜLÇIN BAL
Gülçin Bal was born and raised in Turkey. She immigrated to the United States where she became an ESL (English as a Second Language) Teacher.
As a teacher and a true believer in the power of education, she dedicated her career to working with immigrants. She was a selfless giver and hard worker, who worked tirelessly to empower her students and their families.
In memory of her life’s work, her friends and family have generously donated $12,250 to support the education of women in Turkey. Her legacy will continue through the scholarship awarded in her honor.