Çagdaş Yaşam Destekleme Association established in 1989. Key objective of the organization is to provide education to underprivileged children and women. The association provides help to students from elementary to university levels. Çagdaş Yaşam was instrumental in building: 36 student housing units, 24 elementary schools, 32 village schools, 30 special classes in earthquake region, 6 kindergartens, 2 high schools, 1 college facility; building efforts are continuing.
COEDFO having a similar mission, partnered with Çagdaş Yaşam and provides scholarships to university students. COEDFO will continue to be instrumental in providing educational support to college students.
DALLAS CAN ACADEMIES served over 70,000 students since its establishment in 1985. The academy received the Best in America Seal of Excellence from Independent Charities of America. Thousands of at-risk youth are overcoming the odds and succeeding with the relationship-based education.
COEDFO having a similar mission, partnered with Dallas CAN Academies and provided a scholarships. COEDFO will continue in this mission both locally and globally.
COEDFO is honored to partner with the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma to support the Youth Outreach Program - reaching out to many young people and making a positive life changing impact. We are working on several projects:
1. Healthy Foods for Kids - One of the key initiatives of the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Youth Program is educating young people and their families about healthy eating. COEDFO is committed to providing healthy foods to be used as part of this effort
2. Youth Center Facility Refurbishing– Youth Outreach Program is also working hard to make an impact on young people’s academic development. COEDFO partnered with the Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma Youth Outreach Program in providing educational tools, books, and educational aids.
In 2004 provided funds for building of Kazim Karabekir High School Computer Lab in the city of Van in eastern Turkey. This project was developed during the Associations of Turkish American Associations (ATAA) trip to this region where the congressman Hϋseyin Çelik of Van, who later served as the Minister of Education, asked our help. The city of Van suffered a great economic hardship due to closed borders to commerce. Building this Internet capable lab helped students of Kazim Karabekir High School to increase their computer technology skills, enabling them to be more competitive in the job market.
In 2003 provided seven Kahraman MarashSchool of Blind Beta Vision readers at the request of Cultural Attaché of American Embassy in Ankara.
In 2002 we set-up an Internet based computer lab at the Ege University Children’s Hospital. This provided means of communication to the outside world for terminally ill children.
In 2002 set up computer lab in Degirmendere, Turkey; a town which was devastated by the earthquake of 1999. This lab is enabling Turkish students to access the Internet for information and ideas from around the world. They are corresponding with Turkish-American and American mentors and youth--and broadening the universe of ideas from which they will define themselves as they grow.