April 3, 2018

Ece Çiftçi

Ece Çiftçi of Turkey, 24, started her path of social responsibility at the age of 14.  While attending a conference, she became acutely aware of the fact that so many students lack confidence and get very little social and emotional education in schools.  Her first experience delivering workshops for peers took place in Eastern Turkey with 100 children that same year.  Ece then went on to study sociology and started a student club recruiting volunteers to provide trainings for more than 60,000 young people in the field of social responsibility.  Ece crowned her studies, which she initiated in the field of social enterprise, by founding the company Sosyalben Academy and Counseling.  SosyalBen originated in Istanbul and now involves 350 volunteers in total from its 10 domestic and 5 foreign representative offices. Ece is currently studying for a master’s degree in management of non-governmental organizations.  

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