During the press conference held today at the Ministry of National Education, Cyprus Foundations Administration (Evkaf), Maarif College Turkish Educational, Scientific and Cultural Foundation (TMK Foundation), Nicosia Capital Lions Club and businessman Fırat İleri will provide scholarships “in order to train Birkan Uzunlar”.
In this context, Turkish Cypriot businessman Fırat İleri will provide one-time support of TL 100,000 to a student who is a high school senior in Cyprus, has been accepted to a foreign university and has a GPA above 9.5. /10, and has strong social and sporting aspects and will be a mentor for the student in choosing a university and a career.
The Lefkoşa Baskent Lions Club will annually provide financial scholarships to an economically disadvantaged and versatile student with an average of 9.50/10 above, studying at Birkan Uzun School, TMK. In addition, he will organize events, including a summer camp, to spread the vision and mission of Birkan Uzun to young people.
The TMK Foundation, on behalf of Birkan Uzun, will provide a scholarship to a successful student to study at TMK. It will increase the number of scholarships with the support of other foundations and organizations. Details on Bursa will be announced in the coming days.
On the other hand, the administration of the foundations will offer a scholarship program that students from all schools can apply for on behalf of Birkan Uzun, and the details will be announced later.
During the meeting, the Minister of National Education Nazim CavusogluIn addition to .
ÇAVUŞOĞLU: “WE WILL MAKE BIG PEOPLE IN A SMALL GEOGRAPHY”
During the opening speech of the event, Minister Çavuşoğlu waved the TRNC flag on Winston Mountain and recalled that the whole country was shaken by the loss of Birkan Uzun, who is the pride of the country, and once again expressed his condolences to Uzun’s family.
Emphasizing that such a bad event was made possible by the patriotic and benevolent people of the country, and that it would help raise talented children who could introduce the country to the world in memory of Birkan Uzun, Çavuşoğlu said that they would act as a department to ensure that the contributions to be provided are regular and sustainable.
Çavuşoğlu said that the energy and motivation created by Birkan Uzun in young people is admirable, and that Uzun will continue to motivate many young people with the scholarships to be awarded in his name and that his philosophy will endure. We will certainly achieve these goals with this belief, hard work and sacrifice. We will continue to work to provide the best support for future generations and to raise Birkan Uzunlar. We are going to raise great people in a small geography. We will raise people around the world,” he said.
Çavuşoğlu thanked everyone for their support and wished the scholarships would be beneficial and auspicious for the students.
CENGİZ UZUN: “BİRKAN CONTINUES TO BE A SOURCE OF MOTIVATION FOR OUR YOUTH”
Cengiz Topel Uzun, father of Birkan Uzun and director of the department of general secondary education, began his speech with the words “I would like to say that I am deeply saddened as a father, but I am proud as an educator”. .
Explaining that the death of Birkan Uzun had an impact on the Turkish Cypriot people and a source of motivation for young people, Cengiz Topel Uzun said that a young man took a framed photo of Birkan at Everest Base Camp over the weekend and shared a video from there.
Cengiz Topel Uzun said: “My son was one of the exemplary people who received an education in these lands, were kneaded with the people and the dough of these lands, lived as citizens of the world, but did not have ever severed their ties with this land…”, saying that many successful young people have spread throughout the world like his son, and that his duty as an educator is towards these young people. He said it was to reach out and claim it while living.
Cengiz Topel Uzun said that one of these young people was a Turkish Cypriot businessman, Fırat İleri, and that Ileri wanted to give a scholarship to a student. He explained that he double-majored in finance, minored in economics and philosophy, and graduated with a 5.0/5.0 average. He started a partnership in a company in Europe, which he started as an analyst in a short time, and became the first Turkish Cypriot to make the Forbes Under 30 list in Europe in 2017.
“WINNING STUDENTS WILL BE PAID AT A TIME OF 100 THOUSAND TRIALS”
Cengiz Topel Uzun gave the following information about the scholarship that Ileri will provide:
“This is a scholarship opportunity open to all students who are senior students at any high school (public or private) in Cyprus, who have been accepted to a foreign university, have a higher grade point average at 9.5/10 and have strong social and sporting aspects.
The scholarship will be a one-time payment of 100,000 TL and will be granted to help the student cover expenses while traveling abroad.
Advanced will also help the scholar choose a university and mentor career.
The scholarship will start in 2022 and run until at least 2025.
ÖZDOĞA: “EVERY YEAR AT THE BIRKAN SCHOOL OF TMK, A SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE AWARDED TO A STUDENT”
Lefkoşa Başkent Lions Club President Berna Yılmazoğlu Özdoğa pointed out that the most valuable investment to be made in the country is the investment made in the field of education, and announced that they have prepared a program two-pronged scholarships for increasing the number of young people like Birkan Uzun.
Özdoğa shared the following information about the scholarship:
“An annual scholarship will be awarded to a student studying in the lower grades of TMK. The academic achievement of the student is 9.50 or more, be in a disadvantaged financial situation, be versatile, have the qualifications to participate in sports cultural activities. The selection of students will be done by the will of the school and a committee made up of members of the club.
As part of the second part of the scholarship, a “Birkan Long Summer Camp” will be organized, open to young people from all schools, in order to instil in the vision and mission of Birkan various interviews, competitions and in case of support.
ARATAN, PRESIDENT OF THE TMK FOUNDATION: “WE WILL CONTINUE TO REMEMBER BIRKAN”
Hüseyin Yaratan, chairman of the Turkish Educational, Scientific and Cultural Foundation of Maarif College (TMK Foundation), said that the Foundation was established by members of the parent-teacher association TMK and educators in order to contribute to science and education, and in this context, they support successful students from school.
The creator, Birkan Uzun, noted that they will give scholarships to a successful student at TMK, that the scholarships provided by the foundation will increase with the support of other foundations and organizations, and that they will announce the details in the next days.
Referring to Birkan Uzun’s achievements, the Creator said, “We plan to contribute to the training of many more Birkan Uzunlar by providing scholarships to successful students.” Emphasizing that they will always commemorate Birkan Uzun, he once again offered his mercy and condolences to his fans.
BENTER: “With THESE PROJECTS, A LOT OF STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO SAY ‘IF MY SISTER DID IT, I DID IT'”
Cyprus Foundations Administration general director Ibrahim Bener On the other hand, Birkan Uzun said that they will offer a scholarship program which students from all schools can apply for, and they will announce the details later.
Benter said that the first thing the ancestors did when they conquered Cyprus in 1571 was to lay a foundation and they started a good civilization, and they were trying to continue that civilization from the good that their ancestors had begun.
Pointing out that Birkan Uzun has also done things that many people could not do in his short life, Benter drew attention to Birkan Uzun’s message “If you work hard, you are determined and if you are a good person, there’s nothing you can’t do”. do” and “What better message can there be than this?” mentioned.
Emphasizing that with this scholarship project, Birkan will become immortal and many students will say, “If my brother Birkan does it, I will do it too”, Benter said that thanks to him, good works have been started and will continue to increase , and once again wished God’s mercy to Uzun.