prof. Dr. The first institutional supporter of the "1 Million Books" project implemented by Selçuk Şirin, Mayor of İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Tunç Soyerattended the project's solidarity night. Minister Tunç SoyerGiving the plaque of appreciation to Prof. Dr. Şirin, who supported him in his most desperate moment by saying "we are with you", is the President. Tunç SoyerHe thanked. President Soyer thanked all the supporters of the project and said, "We saw how contagious kindness is."
Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor, the first institutional supporter of the "1 Million Books" project Tunç Soyerreceived a plaque of appreciation at the project's solidarity night. President of the night held at Istanbul Zorlu Performing Arts Center Tunç Soyeras well as the Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu, Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Vahap Seçer, CHP Istanbul Provincial President Canan Kaftancıoğlu, CHP Istanbul Deputy Gürsel Tekin, representatives of the political world, artists and many supporters attended.
Plaques were given to the supporters of the “1 Million Books Project” at the night. Plaque of Prof. Dr. President received from Selçuk Şirin Tunç Soyer“People's conscience is as deep as their minds. I would like to thank everyone who is conscientious and smart here. It's a beautiful act of kindness and, moreover, contagious. Many people we were not aware of, we supported the same movement. Today we realized it. We've seen how contagious kindness is. I would like to thank our hero Selçuk Hoca.”
“The Republic is a regime that has given us the principle of equality”
Mayor of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Ekrem İmamoğlu “We really start the game from behind in our country's race with many developed countries. We are engaged in a struggle to close the gap. However, we all know that we are a nation with a lot of talent in genetics. The Republic is a regime that has given us the principle of equality. In fact, despite all the difficulties, he gave us a very virtuous process to raise the bar for equality. We will contribute to our teacher by increasing the multiplier in every part of our country. May all of our children exist equally in the future of our country.
“We will increase support”
Mersin Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Vahap Seçer said, “This project is very important in terms of ensuring equality of opportunity in education, especially in rural areas. Municipalities also take different studies. Coming here was helpful. I saw that the support I gave you was insufficient, I will support you more," he said.
"Tunç Soyer He was our first supporter at our first meeting”
The architect of the project, Prof. Dr. Selçuk Şirin thanked President Soyer in his speech. Şirin said, “Everything seemed very easy at first, but on social media, it was said that Selçuk teacher collects the money and spends it in New York. When I saw these, I leaned on the people here. You are here because each of you has supported this project. As soon as we said that we can't do this job in life, one of you came out and said that we are with you, teacher. I want to separate one person here. I met Tunç for the first time, today is our second encounter. I went for a coffee once, I told him. And we had no institutional support for the project. He said, "Let's do it too." That's how we grew up, slowly," he said.
Artists on stage for 1 million books
After the protocol, plaques were presented to the supporters of the project. Comedian Cem Yılmaz, artist Gülben Ergen, journalist Cüneyt Özdemir, Candaş Tolga Işık, theater actor Kaan Sekban were among the names that received plaques.
Painter Devrim Erbil's works became hope
prof. Dr. With the project implemented by Selçuk Şirin, 1.3 million books were targeted for approximately 1 million children born in Turkey every year. According to research, about 80 percent of children born in Turkey open their eyes to a house without books. The 1 Million Books Project was launched with the aim of meeting all children with books as soon as they are born. 1 Million Books was a successful social project with the aim of explaining the importance of reading to children from birth and giving their first books as gifts to children who do not have books at home.
Painter Devrim Erbil donated 150 of his works to the project to establish the first library for more children. Erbil donated 1 signed, silkscreen prints to the 150 Million Books Project. By purchasing the works specially prepared for 1 Million Books, it contributed to the delivery of free books to children in need.
Günceleme: 19/01/2023 10:16