EDUCATING WOMEN

TRANSFORMS COMMUNITIES

FOR GENERATIONS TO COME

WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD
WHERE EVERY GIRL CAN LEARN

Research indicates that children of educated women are more likely to have a better education and attain benefits of education both for themselves and society at large. In fact it is shown that an educated mother have a positive impact up to five generations on their family.

The EWT Fund was organized to provide financial assistance to academically successful but financially disadvantaged girls in high school and university.

One of the reasons for the disparity between the education level attained by males and females in Turkey is that lower income families who are confronted with cost of educating their children are more likely to spend their limited resources on educating their sons instead of their daughters.

We are a group of Turkish women who came together in 2014 to fund our passion. Since then, we have worked with individuals, corporations, and charitable organizations who share our passion for educating girls.  

Since our start in 2014, we have educated hundreds of girls in Turkey, and have also provided scholarships for Turkish students to complete their university and graduate studies here in the United States. 

THE FACTS

16 MILLION

45%

of girls 15 and under remain illiterate in the country’s eastern and southeastern regions 

2/3

women account for two-thirds of adults without basic literacy skills.

16

million girls in Turkey will never set foot in a classroom

39%

of women are in the labor force, a number that hasn't changed in three decades

1/3

of girls enter into marriage before their 18th birthday

130

Turkey ranks 130 of 149 on the gender gap index, women face persistent inequality

OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS

If you want to be a part of our effort to make a difference by educating more girls, you can donate any amount at any time by selecting the blue donate button on the top right of this page.

Thanks to our very generous donors, we are very proud with our accomplishments to date.

2021- 2022 SCHOOL YEAR

Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to support:

  • 150 High school students 

  • 38 University students 

SINCE INCEPTION:

We have been able to provide:

  • 1,053 high school scholarships

  • 252 college level scholarships

  • $383,310 in scholarship money 

As a result, we have helped:

  • 119 girls graduate from HS

  • 36 out of those 119 made it to college (22%) 

SUMMARY ANNUAL REPORTS AND TAX FILINGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find historical data about the EWT Fund and its financial activities online via the IRS "Fund Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax Historical Data." See below all tax filings from subsequent years.

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