Mavi Kalem wins prestigious award
Mavi Kalem (Blue Pen) Association has been granted Courage Award which has been presented for the first time in memory of Juliette Gimon whose courageous and inspiring work changed hundreds of thousands of young lives across the globe.
Filiz Ayla, General Director of Mavi Kalem, said the award is an encouraging result of the association’s efforts in strengthening children, especially empowerment of girls in disadvantaged communities.
“We are excited by the fact that our endeavors and work that supports children’s education will gain visibility along with this award in the international arena. We would like to thank the Global Fund for Children. We are truly honored to receive Juliette Gimon Courage Award,” Ayla said.
Mavi Kalem Association has been conducting various programs for 18 years in Istanbul’s Balat and Zeytinburnu districts, especially for groups affected by disasters and for women, children in particular.