📩 27/09/2023 13:29
The projects to be supported within the scope of the Young Women Creating Their Future Project Grant Program implemented by the Sabancı Foundation have been announced. A total of 20 million 7 thousand TL grant support will be given to 6 projects to be implemented in 400 provinces, including the provinces affected by the earthquake.
7 projects that are eligible to receive grants within the scope of the Young Women Building Their Future Project Grant Program, implemented by the Sabancı Foundation with the aim of empowering young women who are neither in education nor employment (NEET) in Turkey and supporting their participation in education and employment, have been announced.
The program received nearly 18 applications consisting of project ideas to develop the professional skills of NEET young women between the ages of 29-200. At the end of the evaluation process, it was decided to provide grant support to a total of 20 projects from 7 provinces, including the provinces affected by the earthquake. In this context, a total of 7 million 6 thousand TL grant support will be given to 400 projects.
Emphasizing that there is intense interest in the Young Women Building Their Future Project Grant Program, especially in the provinces affected by the earthquake, Sabancı Foundation General Manager Nevgül Bilsel Safkan said, “In our nearly 50-year history, we have been working non-stop with the ideal of a society where all individuals benefit from rights equally. For this purpose, we took action in February 2022 for young women who are neither in education nor in employment (NEET), which points to a big problem in Turkey and the world. We have been actively working for a year and a half to bring the problems of 18 million young women between the ages of 29-3,5 to the agenda in our country, to ensure their participation in social and economic life, and to raise public awareness. We opened the Opportunities Map, which will enable young women to access the job, internship and education opportunities closest to them, with the contributions of the public, private sector and non-governmental organizations. We supported them to enter business life in a well-equipped manner with the personal development and professional skills training we provided in many subjects, and we still continue this support. With the mentoring program, one of the most valuable activities of our project, we provided a platform where NEET women can meet with 500 mentors who have advanced in their careers. Fortunately, as a result of these meetings, we received very valuable feedback and employment news. Now we are starting the Grant Program that will spread the impact of our project to a larger area. We will now transfer our experience in the Grant Program, which has been continuing uninterruptedly for 17 years under the umbrella of our Foundation, to projects that will support NEET women. We will provide grant support to a total of 7 projects, including the disaster area and the pilot provinces of our project. The most important and common feature of these projects is that they have an employment target at the end. We are very excited to be companions in such valuable projects and to see NEET women getting employed as a result. We would like to thank everyone who has been collaborating with us since the beginning of the project, who has supported NEET women and carried out work.” he said.
Projects eligible to receive grant support from the Young Women Building Their Future Program are as follows:
”With the NEET Women in Industry project of the Capital Industrialists Association, it is aimed to provide employment to NEET women by providing them with training in the manufacturing industry, industrial automation, CNC and welding technologies. In the project to be implemented in Ankara, equal opportunity training will be given to companies in order to popularize the principle of equality in the organized industrial zone and to improve workplaces for women's employment.
Diyarbakır Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Enhancing the Resilience of NEET Women in the Labor Market project aims to strengthen NEET women through training in line with their workforce needs in order to facilitate their participation in employment and to establish collaborations with companies that will provide employment for young women.
The Productive Women of the Sea project of Izmir Commodity Exchange Education Culture and Social Integration Foundation (BORSAV) aims to employ NEET women living in Izmir in businesses that process and sell aquatic products and fishing net production centers through vocational training.
The Women Empowered by Software project of Kodluyor Association aims to empower NEET women through software and social skills training and to employ them in the IT and technology sectors through collaborations. Young women who will participate in the project to be carried out in partnership with Seyhan Municipality in Adana will also develop technological solutions for the city's problems within the scope of the training.
Osmaniye Municipality's Greening Hopes of Disaster Women project aims to ensure the participation of NEET women affected by the earthquake in employment through vocational training at the Gastronomy Center to be established in Osmaniye. Project; It will be implemented in cooperation with Osmaniye Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Services, İŞKUR, Probation Directorate, Public Education Center and Organized Industrial Zone.
SistersLab Women in Science and Technology Association's Empowerment of Female Software Developers Through Mentoring and Training project aims to enable NEET women who graduate from engineering departments to participate in the workforce by increasing their competencies through technical and supportive training and academies in the fields of DevOps, Cyber Security, Game Development and UI/UX Design. aims.
Innovative Human Resources Association's NEET Women in Human Resources project aims to support NEET women living in Adana through innovative training and mentoring programs and to develop job opportunities and employ them in the field of human resources.”