Duyarlı OzU (OzU Cares) undertakes three types of Community Engagement Projects across Turkey.
Shoeboxes of Hope:With the motto of “Children Should Smile, Not Once But Always”, Özyeğin University students, faculty, and staff collectively extended a helping hand to the children of Van who survived the earthquake. The initiative was later renamed as “Shoeboxes of Hope” and turned into a continuous project.
Wish Tree:The Wish Tree project makes children’s wishes come true every year in celebration of April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day.
Twin School:The Twin School Project is a culmination of the Shoeboxes of Hope Project organized in 2014. Back on November 28, 2015, the Shoeboxes of Hope project organized a visit to Fikri Akay Primary School in Soma, Manisa, which has later become our twin school.
The visit sparked the Twin School Project. The project entails the renovation of a village school every spring as part of the Community Engagement Projects at OzU.