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Vodafone Turkey Foundation and Habitat Association Contribute to the Education of Child Earthquake Victims
THE "CODING TOMORROW SOCIAL LIFE SUPPORT" PROJECT STARTS FROM ADIYAMAN
As part of the "Coding Tomorrow" program implemented in collaboration of Vodafone Turkey Foundation and Habitat Association, a new project has been launched to contribute to the education of children in the disaster areas. The "Coding Tomorrow Social Life Support" project will organize container technology classes and music and fairy tale workshops in a mobile education vehicle, providing coding training and various social activities for children in the region. While the project aims to reach a total of 100,000 children, the first container technology class is expected to be opened in Adıyaman in April.
Launched 7 years ago to raise generations ready for the digital future by Vodafone Turkey Foundation and Habitat Association, the "Coding Tomorrow" project provides support for children affected by Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes. As part of the "Coding Tomorrow Social Life Support" project, which was implemented to help healing wounds in the disaster area, psychology professionals-approved special education and activities will be organized for children in the region in container technology classes and mobile education vehicle. While the project aims to reach a total of 100,000 children, the first container technology class was opened in Adıyaman in April. Children aged 7-14 will join music and fairy tale workshops, coding training, and various social activities in the container classroom along with psychosocial support provided through activity-play therapy. After Adıyaman, container technology classes will also be established in Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, and Malatya.
Engin Aksoy, the CEO of Vodafone Turkey, said:
"We believe that together we can heal the wounds of the earthquake disaster that deeply sadden us all. Keeping this in mind, we took action to support our child earthquake victims. In collaboration with the Habitat Association, we have launched the "Coding Tomorrow Social Life Support" project to meet their psychosocial needs and strengthen their connection with technology. We aim to help child earthquake victims look to the future with hope. We focus on sustainable projects that can contribute to the region in the future, not only today. We want to support our children's psychological recovery and contribute to their education life. As part of the project, we will establish container technology classrooms and a mobile education vehicle, organizing music and fairy tale workshops, coding training, and various social activities for our children aged 7-14. Also, we will provide psychosocial support through activity-play therapy. As Vodafone Turkey Foundation, we will continue to do our best by utilizing all our resources."
Sezai Hazır, the Chair of Habitat Association, stated:
We wholeheartedly believe that together we will ease the destruction caused by the earthquake disaster that deeply wounded us all. We consider that the most important way to achieve this is to support education in the regions affected by the earthquakes. In collaboration with the Vodafone Turkey Foundation, we have been "building technology classes in village schools" as part of the Coding Tomorrow project. Now, we have decided to establish "Container Technology Classes" by adapting this project to the earthquake zone. In these classrooms, we will organize returning to social life workshops to meet the current needs and bring children together with technology. Unfortunately, many areas need to be reached in the region, and many children are away from education. To some extent, we will also organize training with the 'Mobile Education Tent' to increase our access power as part of the Coding Tomorrow project. We are aware that being together in these challenging times is more valuable than ever. As Habitat Association, we will also continue to work for a better tomorrow according to our fundamental goals of ensuring continuity and inclusivity.
Visits of Vodafone By My Side users will also contribute to the project
As part of the "Coding Tomorrow Social Life Support" project, education and activities will be organized for children with a mobile education vehicle and container technology classes. Children aged 7-14 will be able to join coding training, music workshops, and various social activities to be held on the mobile education vehicle, which will visit villages, tent cities, and container cities in 11 earthquake-hit provinces . The activities and training to be provided as part of the project will also include other provinces where child earthquake victims are resettled. With the "Hackathon for Technological Solutions to Natural Disasters" to be organized for high school youth, solutions to natural disasters will also be created by leveraging AI and other technologies. Also, the first visit of each user to the Vodafone Her Şey Yanımda application, which has over 18 million users, will contribute 1 TRY to the project for a month.
The project has reached over 300,000 children
Within the "Coding Tomorrow" project, children between 7-14 across Turkey receive theoretical and practical training from volunteer trainers on various subjects, including the introduction to programming, algorithm logic, application development, storytelling, and game development. As part of the "Coding Tomorrow", which has reached over 300,000 children in 81 provinces to date, 14 million TRY of social value was obtained last year, and each investment of 1 TRY for the project yielded a social return of 7,7 TRY. You can also access "Coding Tomorrow” training via the online training platform Yarinikodlayanlar.com , free of charge.