Snowdrops

The "Snowdrops", developed by Turkcell jointly with the Association in Support of Contemporary Living in 2000​​​

The "Snowdrops", developed by Turkcell jointly with the Association in Support of Contemporary Living in 2000, is a scholarship project aimed at providing equal opportunities in education for underprivileged girls mainly in rural areas of Turkey. With Snowdrops, Turkcell’s long-term goal is to decrease female illiteracy in Turkey, providing social, financial and moral support to 10.000 young Turkish women each year.

Over the past decade,

  • 29.000 female students are provided with scholarships, 
  • 15.000 students graduated from high school, 
  • 1450 graduated from universities, becoming teachers, computer programmers, lawyers or accountants. 
  • The program not only empowered girls but also improved the lives of their families. 


Awards

  • Snowdrops, has been crowned with prestigious awards both nationally and internationally. 


International Awards:

  • 2001 – IPR Excellence Awards – in the Corporate Social Responsibility Category 
  • 2002 – WEPR’s (The Foundation of Women Executives in Public Relations) Crystal Obelisk 
  • 2005 – PR News – CSR Awards Honorable Mention 
  • 2008 – European Sponsorship Association Business to Community Winner 
  • 2012 – World Communication Awards – Corporate Social Responsibility Winner
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