Star Kids Of Turkey

Following the coup attempt on July 15th, 2016 which was prevented by the Turkish public civil and unarmed in a such a heroic way, as Genc Hayat Foundation we formed our project Children of the July 15th Martyrs: Star Kids of Turkey. With our project, we aimed at extending a friendly hand to the families of our martyrs and their children, to explain and make them feel they are not alone in their lives from now on, and that as Turkish nation we are together and strong. In our project we moved in accordance with the consciousness that for our society to lay claim on the children of our martyrs is a national duty, just like our martyrs gave their lives in order lay claim to the fatherland.

Star Kids of Turkey Project aims to provide additions for hanging on to life to children and youth who were subjected to negative life experiences and traumas on July 15th, losing family members, by providing psycho-social support towards their needs. 

Goals of the Project

OPERATIONS TOWARDS FAMILIES

For the martyr families to be able to look to the future in confidence for themselves and their children via bettering support and educational programmes.

MENTORSHIP AND LIFECOACHING FOR CHILDREN

Reconnecting the martyrs’ children to life by empowering them with psychosocial support

ORIENTING FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

Experts motivating the martyrs’ children by discovering their talents, in line with their dreams and in light of the fact that they will succeed

Support Programme

  • DIAGNOSIS

    Gathering sociodemographic information by expert consultant staff in fields of child psychology, ergotherapy and talent discovery

  • REHABILITATION

    Orientation of children and youth for psychological support according to their results in assessment evaluations applied during diagnosis and case analyses

  • ORIENTATION ACCORDING TO TALENTS

    Applying assessment methods in order to discover talents of children and youth by experts

  • ACADEMIC SUPPORT

    Preventing children and youth from accumulating resistance against schools so that their educational lives are not impeded following traumatic events and losses

Approaches according to Age Groups

It has been aimed for the workshops and activities to be formulated so that they are in accordance with the children and youth’s development period characteristics and talents, taking into consideration their age intervals, supporting the development of the talents they display.

 

Moreover, the plan is to create steps to follow and diverse activities which will maintain being equipped at the point of participating in social life.

 

Activities Planned for Pre-School Children (Ages 0-5)

  • Sharing Educational-Instructive Books/Videos
  • Sharing Educational-Instructive-Innovative Games/Toys
  • Quality time with Families
  • Daily trips & Family-Children Camps
Activities Planned for Primary School Children (Ages 5-9)

  • Self-recognition with Drama
  • Online English Support
  • Discovery – Design – Innovation and Technology Activities 
Activities Planned for Middle-School Children (Ages 9-13)

  • Online English Support
  • Discovery – Design – Innovation and Technology Activities
  • Daily Trips
  • Culture Hunt
  • Talent Camp
Activities Planned for High-School Children (Ages 13-17)

  • Online English Support
  • English Language Summer School
  • Culture Hunt
  • Youth Camp
  • Authorship Training
  • Volunteer Training
  • Career Days
Activities Planned for Youth Preparing for College or enrolled in Colleges (Ages 17-23)

  • Online English Support
  • Authorship Training
  • Youth Camp
  • Volunteer Training
  • Project-based Trips abroad
  • Mentorship and Role Model Meetings

Planned Development of the Project

1ST YEAR – MODEL APPLICATION

  • 15 Temmuz Children of Martyrs – 250 Children
  • İstanbul – Ankara
  • Diagnosis and Rehabilitation

2ND YEAR – DISSEMINATION

  • 15 Temmuz Children of Martyrs and Veterans
  • İstanbul – Ankara
  • Orientation and Academic Support according to Talent

3RD YEAR and AFTER – SUSTAINABILITY

  • All Children of Martyrs and Veterans
  • All Turkey
  • Tracking – Assessment