Donate a Smile!
In our 70th anniversary, Turkey smiled; these smiles from all over Turkey have transformed into smiles of 50,000 children from all quarters inof the country.
On the anniversary of our bank's foundation date, 30th January 2018, we wanted to meet the book and stationery needs submitted through Necessity Map Platform by the teachers all over the country.
To this end, we invited Turkey to smile, driven by the motto "Your Smile, Our Support for Education as Akbank" for our social responsibility project titled "Donate a smile!"
Every smile uploaded on birgulusun70.com (youronesmile70.com) or photos of smiling faces shared on social media accounts with the #Birgülüşün70 (#Youronesmile) hashtag have transformed into contribution to education.
The book and stationery demands entered in the Necessity Map Platform have begun to be distributed to those in need with the opening of schools. The mentioned needs of 50,000 students from 141 schools – mostly village schools - from 50 different provinces have been supplied. The schools dispersed throughout 50 provinces - from Adana to Adıyaman, from Erzurum to Şanlıurfa, from Şırnak to Van – were reached out and their demands were fulfilled. In locations where there are no commercial cargo services, the required shipment process was undertaken by Akbank employees and the schools were directly visited for delivery by them.
At the end of our project, smiles from all over Turkey have transformed into smiles of children from all quarters inof our country.
Therefore, Turkey joined hands and made 50,000 of our children smile.