Turkey's Changemakers: SosyalBen Association becomes 2016's first changemaker
SosyalBen Association has become the sixth Changemaker of the 7th season of the Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program.
SosyalBen is a social responsibility association that helps children aged 7 to 13 living in disadvantaged areas discover and improve their social skills.
Founded in 2013 by Ece Çiftci, the association, established by 350 volunteers from various universities, has reached 10,000 students in 30 different cities, focusing on areas such as art, music, theater, dance and creative drama.
SosyalBen Association undertakes not only national efforts but also international activities. The volunteers have trained children at the secondary school age in 10 different countries including Nepal and Mongolia.
SosyalBen Association emerged from a high school student’s realization of her social skills’ importance in her success. The association gives various trainings to thousands of students in a dozen different cities to help them become happy, confident and social individuals, making a huge difference in these children’s worlds.