Whiz Kids Project

Turkcell, which has opened next generation technology laboratories in 7 regions of Turkey, and which provides training, encourages particularly talented children to use their potential in the fields of science and technology.​

Turkcell Whiz Kids Project

In an effort to support youth and children, who want to overcome impossibilities and find suitable educational opportunities for themselves; Turkcell rolled up its sleeves for the development of exceptionally talented students, Turkey's greatest assets, through next generation technology and education. The "Turkcell Whiz Kids Project" was initiated under the auspices of the Ministry of National Education for unique students from all over Turkey with the potential to steer the future. The project aims to enable such students to realize their potential and access technologies that can shape the future.


 

Within the scope of the project, Turkcell designed special laboratories aimed at technological productivity, thereby channelling of the "maker" culture in Science and Art Centers (BİLSEM) where particularly talented students in seven regions of Turkey received post-school project-based training. In these laboratories, these students will be introduced to 3D printers, Arduino electronic learning kits, robots and software equipment, and will be trained on the Internet of Things and software. The face-to-face trainings given in these laboratories will be supported by online training through www.zeka-kupu.com


Thus, talented young people of Turkey will speak the same language as technology producers all over the world and grow up in the "maker" culture. These young people will become the active and productive players of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where information technology transforms every phase of production, and which will be shaped by the Internet of Things.


In addition to Ordu, the project was initially adopted in BİLSEMs in Adana, Erzincan, Ankara, Istanbul, Kütahya and Şanlıurfa. Turkcell targets establishing laboratories in 106 BİLSEMs across 80 cities to reach 10,000 families, teachers and students within 3 years.


20,000 Children were Given a Maker-kit at Whiz Kids Project

 

Turkcell, which has opened next generation technology laboratories in 7 regions of Turkey, and which provides training, encourages particularly talented children to use their potential in the fields of science and technology. Turkcell distributed the first coding kits to the students of technology classes in BİLSEMs, which are opened within the context of the "Whiz Kids" project initiated under the auspices of the Ministry of National Education. The kits were distributed during the summer holiday in order for students to experience them. In the new academic term, Turkcell aims to deliver 20,000 coding kits prepared for BİLSEM students at different levels ranging from the 3rd grade (8 years old) of elementary school, to the 12th grade (17 years old) of high school.


 

Turkcell CEO Kaan Terzioğlu met with BİLSEM students to give them the coding kits in person.

Thanks to the coding kits distributed within this project, which aims to uncover the potential of particularly talented students from all over Turkey, the goal is for these children to grow up in the "maker" culture of the world. By paving the way for young people to write their own programs, Turkcell educates special talents in Turkey to enable them to speak the same language as technology producers all over the world.

Sayfayı kaydırın