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Creating Educational Opportunities in Turkey

07/29/2015

We believe in the power of education to transform lives. Through discussions with community partners near our Efemcukuru mine in Turkey, we realized that we could make a tangible difference by investing in education. Our commitment has included improving educational buildings, providing uniforms, school supplies and school services, and supporting nursery school classes.

Over the period 2006 to 2014, the number of students attending high school from the communities near Efemcukuru increased tenfold, from 3 to 44. Six students are now attending university and some are employed at the mine.

In 2014, we completed two major projects supporting education near our Kisladag communities. We completed a 42 classroom building for Usak University that can accommodate 4,000 students and a 16 classroom primary school that can accommodate 480 students. Both projects increase educational opportunities through increased enrollment.