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I Read I Play

Yapı Kredi supports the "I Read I Play" project organized in collaboration with the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV). The project's aim is to create opportunities for those children who are in primary education but do not have access to quality basic education to participate in extracurricular activities. The "I Read I Play" project aims to develop children's listening skills and to get children to enjoy reading; to help them develop scientific, critical, constructive and creative ways of thinking; to help them develop public speaking and debating skills; to help them acquire the ability to understand what they observe, listen to and read; and to help them develop the skills for being able to share what they observe and experience to their peers orally and in writing.

Activities under this project, which Yapı Kredi implements to support education, are carried out by volunteers from TEGV at a total of 67 project locations, consisting of 12 educational parks and 55 learning locations run by TEGV across the country. One room in every learning location and educational park is re-decorated and arranged as a "reading island" in accordance with the requirements of the project.

Moreover, extra activities that support children's development and have brought authors and children together, such as literature festivals, have been carried out under the project, which was started in 2006. And as part of the "Street Theaters" activity, 12 fundamental principles chosen from the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, have been adapted for stage and performed at 12 educational parks run by TEGV across 11 cities. During these events, prominent and experienced Turkish actors offered coaching for children and helped them open their eyes to the world of performance arts.

The the first edition of the "I Read I Play" project was implemented on December 4, 2006. The project attracted great attention from children receiving training by TEGV and capacity utilization of rooms rose to 158 percent. The project reached 100,000 children/activities by the end of 2012. We believe that the we will have reached our target of 130,000 children by the end of 2015, which is the deadline of the project.

For more detailed information, please www.tegv.org

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