- BİLGİ University Young Social Entrepreneur Awards, Volumeteer.org awards
The BİLGİ Young Social Entrepreneur Awards, initiated by the leadership of İstanbul Bilgi University, is a national affiliate of the International Youth Foundation’s (IYF) YouthActionNet® program. The project is supported by the Laureate International Universities network, of which İstanbul Bilgi University is a member, and by the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey.
The Awards seek to identify and support young social entrepreneurs who have succeeded in making positive contributions to their communities. Awardees are young leaders who work relentlessly every day to bring peace, justice and prosperity to their communities. They are expected to have devoted themselves to their projects and, by using their creativity and leadership skills, to have served as role models to others in achieving a more egalitarian world. The ten social entrepreneurs selected annually receive mentoring to develop their leadership skills and strengthen their impact in the community, attend customized training programs, and are honored at an awards ceremony. Each finalist also becomes eligible to receive cash awards to enable them to improve their projects.
Over time, the Awards seek to develop an expanding network of social entrepreneurs throughout Turkey who share their knowledge and experience with their peers both inside the country and internationally through the YouthActionNet Global Network.
The BİLGİ Young Social Entrepreneur Competition was held on 25-26-27 October in İstanbul, Bilgi University. Volumeteer.org was awarded as finalist and Mustafa Emre SELEK as co-founder of Volumeteer.org was selected as the best social entrepreneur in Turkey. Mustafa Emre SELEK and Samet OYNAMIŞ as co founders of Volumeteer.org will participate in award ceremony that will be held in November 13 in Bilgi University.