“Every child deserves a fair start in life."
“Assurance for the future of Contemporary Turkey”
“Equal Opportunity in Education for 155 Years”
"Hear. Prevent. Protect.”
“All About HIV”
"Every child should grow with loving care."
“Our children, our lives”
“Long live women’s solidarity for a world without shelters”
“Children’s today and tomorrow for all of us”
“One child changes, Turkey develops.”
“I am aware of autism and I stand by them!”
"Sight loss is not an obstacle for education, as long as there are audio and Braille books.”
“Happy Learning Class and Cat Family”
“A single wish is not enough.”
Darüşşafaka students step into a new world as a result of their education. They change not only their own lives but also the lives of their families, and they make their marks on their village’s, town’s, country’s future. Darüşşafaka 2018 alumna Ms. Remziye Çelebi, whose parents were killed in a massacre which was provoked by an inter-family feud in Bilge village in southeastern Turkey, is now a student at the Faculty of Law at Koç University, Istanbul.
Darüşşafaka 12th grade student Ms. Defne Hadiş recently gained admission to NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano and she will start studying Painting in Italy next year. Defne says, “Darüşşafaka has changed the flow of my life. I dream more and keep my dreams bigger than ever. I have always said to myself since I’ve been at Darüşşafaka, that I want to be an artist. If I had not been at a school that supports me like this, achieving this dream would be impossible.”
Sports is an important part of daily life at Darüşşafaka and each student actively participates in one branch of sports. Darüşşafaka 2015 alumnus Mr. Doğuş Özdemiroğlu currently is a player at the professional Darüşşafaka Basketball Team that held the EuroCup title in 2018 and currently competes in the EuroLeague. Doğuş says: “I sometimes try to imagine how my life would be shaped if I had not entered Darüşşafaka. Most probably, I wouldn’t be a basketball player. Many opportunities were provided so that I could develop those skills. I believe that everyone should study at Darüşşafaka in order to lear n friendship, sharing and solidarity.”
Darüşşafaka alumni gain admission to top universities in Turkey and abroad. Darüşşafaka continues to support its graduates during their university education. In 2012, Ms. Füsun Cemre Karaoğlan ranked 63rd in the Turkish university entrance examinations and ranked first among students who gained admission to Istanbul Technical University. She currently is a master’s student at the Faculty of Architecture at Istanbul Technical University.