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Partner of the Week: ORAV, Teachers Academy Foundation

Posted in Partner of The Week on January 19, 2017

ORAV is our Partner of the Week

Founded in 2008, ORAV (Öğretmen Akademisi Vakfı, or Teachers Academy Foundation) is a non-governmental organization in Turkey focusing on the personal and professional development of teachers. Its programs so far reached over 150.000 teachers from 81 different cities in Turkey, about 15% of the total number of teachers in Turkey.


The Foundation’s mission is to use existing opportunities and resources in the most efficient way to deliver education programs that will support the professional and personal development of teachers and educators. ORAV aims to assist them in becoming the leaders in raising the next generations and to help them receive the value and respect they deserve in society by showing that the job of teaching requires special knowledge, talent and attitude.

In 2017, the founder of ORAV,  Garanti Bank has agreed to especially fund the Aflatoun program. This will greatly help the 2017 objective to reach new students and to start training new teachers.  ORAV will start to implement the program in 13 more pilot cities that are chosen for being relatively developing cities from different regions of Turkey. The Foundation will train 390 new teachers,  30 teachers from each pilot city, to start running the Aflatoun program in their schools.

ORAV also took up the great job to translate and contextualize the original Aflatoun materials. They have these Turkish materials available for all (potential) Aflatoun partners.

To read more about Ögretmen Akademisi Vakfi, please visit their website, or Facebook