Our “We are inspired to Reinforce Life” vision drives our social responsibility projects in all geographies we operate. We initiated the “Reinforcing Future Project” which sets the framework for our education support projects based on United Nations Sustainable Development Goals quality and equality in education article in 2016 at İzmit where our main plant is and began deploying it in Turkey and other countries.
Through our regular visits we make every year, we identify the schools which require the most support in terms of infrastructure and educational equipment, and we provide them with heating system, sports arena, educational equipment, science lab, library, dining hall, and nursery classroom and so forth. We make renovations each year in January in which our volunteer staff are actively involved in all stages of projects from idea, project setup, equipment purchasing and setup, logistics to physical activities on the renovation day such as painting.
Each year, we implement “School Renovation Project” just after Kordsa’s” Global Leaders’ Summit” to ensure that all volunteers from premises around the world can participate in the project. With this project while supporting our staff around the world to collaborate, we also provide opportunities for the students and teachers to meet various cultures. Around 250 Kordsa employees voluntarily participate in the project every year. Besides providing education and learning in better physical conditions for students at renovated schools, we also ensure our volunteers to deepen their loyalty and engagement in our company. Thus, employee satisfaction enhances due to their volunteer contributions in society.
Teacher Trainings in Collaboration with ÖRAV
Learning Leader Teacher Training
In 2020, we collaborated with the Teacher’s Academy Foundation (ÖRAV) in the development of the teachers at a primary school we have renovated. ÖRAV is a foundation which develops training programs to support teachers’ personal and professional developments and takes its programs to teachers free of charge with its team of 250 educators. The “Learning Leader Teacher” program aims to develop teachers into such teachers who teach not the information, but teach how to learn, through a set of group studies and application workshops where teachers are shown methods and techniques they can take back to their classrooms. This training program supports the development of teachers and school administrators who shoulder the responsibility in training individuals who possess the mental, social, emotional, and digital skills the 21st century demands. We helped this program reach 25 teachers in total, 17 of which from the renovated school, and 8 from the schools nearby.
Thinking Skills Training
In this year’s “Runatolia” which Kordsa’s Social Responsibility Club organizes since 2015, our employees ran to raise donations for ÖRAV. With the collected revenue we made 14 teachers receive “Thinking Skills” training.
Interactive Course in Online Education Design Training
We collaborated with ÖRAV once again in supporting our teachers in the education system that digitalized with the introduction of Covid-19 pandemics in our lives.
For our teachers to adapt to new circumstances and continue to reinforce our children’s future, we contributed to the “Interactive Course in Online Education Design” training of 70 teachers from Izmit where our main factory is located.