Message from the Head of the Board

Dear friends,

Education lies at the heart of the problems experienced in the Belgian Turkish society, which is our main motivation to establish the Institute for Turkish Studies, Integration and Research,

With my dear companions and a lot of  volunteers, we set out to contribute to the solution of this problem. Unfortunately, over more than 50 years in the Western Europe, this problem has not been solved.  Belgian Turks are far behind the world rankings in the field of education and it seems that overcoming this problem will take time.

As an Institute for Turkish Studies, Integration and Research, we have reached 20 educational institutions all over Belgium in a short time to provide educational support. To date, approximately 2000 children have attended our various Turkish-language related educational activities. In line with target group of the activities/projects, each child can attend in-school and out-of-school activities freely.

By supporting academic Turkish language development of children of Turkish origin, we aim to increase their school success, remove barriers in their minds, free their thoughts and help them to raise as balanced bilinguals.

There is no doubt that the most important factor that ensures the value, effectiveness and sustainability of non-governmental organizations is its corporate reputation. We continue our work with great care to ensure the sustainability of our work and corporate stance. Our perspective in all our projects  is based on scientific facts and research results.

Following the idea that “Science is for society.” we aim to reach out to our children and young people through projects that will meet the educational needs of our community.

Sincerely

Sener Ugurlu
Head of the Board