Anadolu Foundation has launched the 11th edition of its Mentorship Program, aiming to provide career and personal development support to its scholarship recipients. This program, which has been ongoing since 2013, is facilitated with the participation of Anadolu Group professionals and volunteer executives and experts from various organizations. The Mentorship Program is designed to help young scholars unlock their potential, discover their strengths, and accelerate their personal development journeys.
Tuncay Özilhan, Chairman of Anadolu Group and Anadolu Foundation, emphasized the importance of support given to the youth in his speech at the program’s opening event. He firmly believes that the support provided to the youth and investments made in education are invaluable steps for our future. Özilhan further stated, “In a world characterized by constant innovation, change, and transformation, keeping up with the pace of our times and surviving in a rapidly changing world is not easy for them. To ensure the sustainability of our world, businesses, and values, we need to complement their shortcomings and transfer our knowledge and experiences to them effectively.”
Evrim Hizaler, General Manager of Anadolu Foundation, stressed that the future of our nation is entrusted to our valuable youth. Therefore, they initiated the Mentorship Program a decade ago, which has provided approximately 8,000 hours of mentorship support from over 1,200 mentors and mentees in ten editions. Thanks to the contributions and resource development activities of the program’s participants, this year, the number of mentors and mentees has risen to 302. The volunteer mentors are primarily composed of 70% Anadolu Group executives and 30% executives from 48 different and esteemed companies. Hizaler expressed her heartfelt gratitude to each one of them and aimed for the program’s continued growth because they know that the right guidance will have an immeasurable impact on the future of our youth and, consequently, our society.
About Anadolu Foundation Academy
Anadolu Foundation Academy conducts multifaceted programs for the personal development and careers of scholarship recipients. It offers the necessary high-quality information, education, and guidance for young individuals to prepare for life. The program’s offerings also include mentorship and coaching programs, social activities, and internship opportunities, enriching the diversity of support given to the scholars.
In addition to their student years, Anadolu Foundation Academy continues to support its scholarship recipients even after graduation, assisting them in taking their first steps in their careers. They provide various opportunities, including participation in internship programs at Anadolu Group companies, job opportunities, post-graduation coaching and mentoring, as well as various activities and volunteering programs.
About Anadolu Foundation
Established in 1979 by Kamil Yazıcı and İzzet Özilhan, Anadolu Foundation has been providing services in the fields of education and healthcare for over 40 years with the aim of sharing the wealth gained from Anatolian lands with the people of these lands and providing them with ever better opportunities. The foundation has offered scholarships to over 30,000 students in Turkey to create equal educational opportunities. Moreover, it supports initiatives to help its scholarship recipients develop individually and acquire skills.
Through its Social Responsibility Project in Healthcare, Anadolu Foundation has provided free healthcare services to over 60,000 people in need, serving nearly 750,000 patients.