Afyonkarahisar Business Women’s Association (AFIKAD) is a non-profit association established on November 30, 2015, with the efforts of 10 entrepreneurial women who have diverse occupations and members of Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Commerce and Industry Women Entrepreneurs Board and has 30 members by now. It is established based on the detection of the absence of a non-governmental organization for disadvantaged and working women in Afyonkarahisar.
The main priority of AFIKAD is to get in touch with disadvantaged women who have left school early ages or have worked for very low fees or have disabilities or socially inactive due to his family duties and to educate and support them in developing their life standards, social life and working conditions. The aim of AFIKAD is to develop the quantity and quality of women in the business world in Afyonkarahisar. Bringing women who have found their own business or considering to establish their own business or employed in any private sector or public sector under a single roof, we want to provide opportunities for them to help themselves and others grow personally and professionally through leadership, education, networking support, find solutions to their sectoral problems, organize activities such as training, seminars, and conference in order to raise awareness in employment, offer them mentoring services and national recognition. AFIKAD will serve women in our province by carrying out sustainable activities in cooperation with the public sector, private sector, non-governmental organizations, and universities.
First project of AFIKAD was “Hand in Hand Mother and Child in Workforce” for the young people with disabilities and their psychologically deformed mothers, employed was accepted by the Department of Associations of the Ministry of Interior Affairs of Turkish Republic. There were nine offical partners in this project include Governorate of Afyonkarahisar, Municipality of Afyonkarahisar, Republic of Turkey Afyonkarahisar Labor Agency, KOSGEB, Afyonkarahisar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Afyonkarahisar Commodity Exchange, Afyonkarahisar Insurance Agencies Association (AFSAD), Afyonkarahisar Canyetkin Special Education and Rehabilitation Center and American Culture Language Courses. Training and activities that was given to 120 disadvantaged women in this project are practical entrepreneurship, basic english, basic computer skill,knitting, housekeeping, basic measure skill, elemental diction skill, cooking, basic wait staff, elemental insurance seminars and social integration seminars.
Family and Social Policies Directorate of Afyonkarahisar is one of the 81 directorates of Turkish Republic Ministry of Family and Social Policies and it is a non-profit public body. We have 11 structures which serve for geriatrics, children and women in Afyonkarahisar. In these 11 structures, totally, 500 staff works. Among these staffs there are phycologists, social workers, child development experts, lawyers, nurses, physiotherapists, deaf languages therapists and researchers are working.
In our directorate, we have a Department of Women Services, which help women, who applied to our department, by the social, phycological, economic and juristicial ways. According to problem type of women our lawyers, phycologists and other experts give counseling services to this disadvantaged women. As an example, our finance experts give counseling about unrequited economic funds for women, who have financial difficulties.In the women’s shelter of Afyonkarahisar office affiliated to the directorate, services are provided for women who are victims of physical, sexual, phychological or economic violance with no discrimination and only taking into account the woman’s declaration.
Care is taken to ensure the privacy and security of the female guest house and services are provided at the appropriate premises provided tha each room is provided with a room for each family. Also In women’s shelter, the conflict between women’s family or husband is examined and regarding to solve problems, and with directing to them responding institutions, and these institutions women can take security, consultancy, psychological, legal and medical support, temporary payment aid, nursery, training course, team working, scholarship for kids, social, artistic and sportive activities.
In addition, the women and their children’s, who stays in women’s shelter, allowance, clothing and education expenses, are paid in Ministry’s budget. Moreover, regarding to different problems which are appeared, will be solved by well-disciplined team working understanding.
Summary of our main duties are:
– Coordinating the assintance activities for disadvantaged groups of the society
– Coordinating the determination of policies and strategies for prevention of discrimination of women and women rights
– Social sevices for women and coordinating and bringing together public bodies and volunteer associacition for this services.
Gazi University is one of the few universities whose history dates back to 1920s. Educational facilities are spread out in five different campuses that comprises 21 faculties, 4 schools, 11 vocational schools of higher education, 48 research centers and 7 graduate institutes. Offers majors in education, communication, fine arts, engineering, sports, forestry, medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, science as well as economics and technology. The student enrolment of Gazi University has reached approximately 80,000 in total, of whom about 1,500 come from the Turkic states of Central Asia. Five thousand students are enrolled in graduate programs. With more than 7,000 staff (academic, technical and administrative) the university on par with the world average in terms of the number of students per instructor.
GU is very decisive and ambitious in fulfilling the requirements of the Bologna Process to which Turkey became a party to in 2001. Since then, has reflected Bologna Process implementation to formal education programmes through regulation modifications. For all programmes, learning outcomes and the ECTS credits of these outcomes have been defined and the course definition forms including this information have been placed on the web sites of the academic units. University gives DS to all graduate students upon request. Quality assurance practices, a fundamental element of Bologna Process is being carried out intensively during the last fifteen years. The university started a bilateral cooperation for student and academic staff mobility immediately after receiving Erasmus University Charter in 2004. In 2005, university became an active member of the European Universities Association (EUA). Project Coordination, Implementation and Research Centre established in 2001 and various international programs are executed and managed. Also with lots of protocols and assignments; Gazi University has partnerships with other universities both in Turkey and around the world, state institutions, private corporations and industrial enterprises.
ORKON is an international engineering, training, consulting and project design organisation in Turkey. It has 3 main departments dealing with the design of projects and its European Projects Unit in the organisation deals with engineering European Vocational Training Projects. It uses & combines its engineering experience in the European Union projects and knows that taking part in Life Long Learning is a great investment for the future educational development, therefore ORKON puts forth a great effort in providing a high quality service throughout partnership, transfer & development of innovation & Erasmus Plus projects. ORKON is a very active key player in the management & coordination of European projects & has high experience in writing, performing the European projects & manages the consortium fulfilling the project goals.