Total donated in Turkey: $92,113
Partner since: 1999
"The visit to the primary school was a joyful experience. We interacted with the children by singing songs—it was great. To see the science lab that the Foundation supported was exciting."
Mary & Donald Raudenbus
The Schools of Rural Turkey
Grand Circle Foundation currently supports nine schools in Turkey, including Ataturk Primary School, Hacibektas High School, and Kiriklar Primary School. Over the years, our funds have helped the local schools in a variety of ways based on their individual needs. These projects include helping to build science and computer labs and a playground; repair a heating system; purchase projectors, computers, athletic equipment, and kitchen supplies; renovated rooms, and acquire a much-needed supplies such as musical instruments, laptops, books, and toys.
Several schools in one town have combined their efforts toward a particularly exciting project: the construction of a shared kitchen. The completed facility, which can produce 1,188 lunches daily, has more than doubled the town's ability to provide partially or fully subsidized, healthy lunches for their students.
School in session:
Mid-September through early June, with periodic closures for Muslim holidays.
Gifts to bring if you're visiting: