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FUTURE IS BRIGHTER YOUTH PLATFORM

FUTURE IS BRIGHTER YOUTH PLATFORM


We, as Mikado Consulting, develop innovative solutions to social problems through social entrepreneurship projects. Ashoka defines social entrepreneurs as individuals with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas for wide-scale change. Rather than leaving societal needs to the government or business sectors, social entrepreneurs find what is not working and solve the problem by changing the system, spreading the solution, and persuading entire societies to take new leaps. FUTURE IS BRIGHTER is a social entrepreneurship project developed by the Mikado Team. The project was launched in November 2008. The Future is Brighter (Gelecek Daha Net in Turkish) is a development project that brings together those who need knowledge and those who have knowledge via innovative and interactive methods. The project creates synergy among educational institutions, private sector companies and NGOs and thus creates multi-dimentional social benefit. Today, success stories and the people's experiences are some of the most precious tools for transferring knowledge. Sharing knowledge and experience can inspire others even in their most desperate times. Why GDN? Because... In Turkey and many other countries, youngsters have difficulty in deciding which career path to choose, as they do not have enough information about professions and sectors. This results in unproductiveness in business life. This is one of the reasons behind unemployment. Because... While shaping their career, youngsters can learn from the experiences that adults who have had similar hardships and succeeded had. Because... In order for societies to go forward, personal and professional development have to be supported by alternative ways. Aims of the Project Making experience and knowledge sharing possible via innovative methods Creating synergy among educational institutions, private sector and NGOs Being a personal and professional development channel Founding a network of thousands of youngsters Encouraging employee volunteering Some of the instruments of the project include: Videos of success stories E-mentoring Web-conferencing among mentors and mentees Online and interactive trainings Simulation games The E-mentoring module enables transfer of knowledge through online chat rooms accessible from the project website. The system has an e-mentor network, including 200 voluntary e-mentors from 40 sectors at present and a student network of 4 universities and 2 high schools. Mentors and students are matched according to their expertise and demands and online chats take place under the supervision of the Mikado Team. The future prospects of the project include integrating more state universities and consequently increasing the number of beneficiary students. The project is being monitored and evaluated. Students' satisfaction and the benefit they get out of the project matter to us. Below please find some results of the evaluation reports.


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