IGA Development Academy

To increase the income generated by the main and auxiliary sources of livelihood as a part of IGA Rural Development Program and to strengthen the capacity of the youth and the farmers living in rural areas, financial literacy education was provided within the cooperation with Turkey Corporate Social Responsibility Association (TKSSD) in 2016. The participants were given educator training, financial literacy training, communication skills, social entrepreneurship and business planning-business management educations. The young people receiving the education were assigned to their neighborhoods to reach the farmers in their area. TKSSD volunteers or mentor students from Kadir Has University accompanied the youngsters. With the company of mentor students, 750 farmers and neighborhood residents were reached in coffee houses and common spaces. In 2018, this project was awarded as the Europe’s 3rd Best Social Responsibility Award by The Stevie Awards.