RÖNESANS EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Founded in 2009 with the initiatives and support by Ilıcak Family, primarily by Mr. Bekir Ilıcak, Honorary Chairman of Rönesans Holding, Rönesans Education Foundation (REV) operates with a strong faith in the “supremacy of knowledge”.
REV aims primarily to enable young people to realize their own potential and organizes its operations accordingly. REV carries out educational programs and social projects in order to contribute to their growth as versatile, educated and productive individuals. Having awarded non-refundable scholarship to 6,500 students so far, REV’s mission principles include contribution to the future with social projects and long-lasting value in many areas, chiefly in education.
REV SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Among the main activities of the foundation is REV Scholarship Program. Running since the inception of REV, the program has awarded non-refundable scholarship to 6500 students so far. The foundation, which aims to increase this number rapidly, takes advantage of online technologies. In addition to financial support, the program was intended for multidimensional purposes to improve the personal development of young people with an online educational program and voluntary activities. To that end, the scholarship students have completed 20,000 hours of voluntary service in a year. The foundation touches the lives of more and more people and increases its impact area with this social benefit created by young people who take part in countless social projects focusing on various aspects of society from children to health, environment to old age.
Another distinguishing project by the REV Foundation: the REV Academy – Personal Development Program The academy, which was established to contribute to the personal development of young scholarship students, provides online education through distance learning. Removing time and space barriers to the personal development of students, the platform offers them a quality and lasting learning opportunity. On the platform, young people receive a total of 3,000 hours of training every year.
Shot as part of the program to help students raise awareness about Global Goals for Sustainable Development, the educational film was shared through REV Academy and the Foundation’s social media accounts in 2016. Scholarship students who watched the film were provided support for developing social projects in line with the goals they set.
TED RÖNESANS COLLEGE
Founded by Rönesans Holding and Rönesans Education Foundation in cooperation with the Turkish Education Association (TED), TED Rönesans College met opened its doors to students for the first time in the 2014-2015 academic year. Established in Istanbul with an investment of TL 38 million and a capacity of 1200 students, the college offers all the necessary opportunities for the academic and social development of its students with an emphasis on foreign language education. Offering a combination of training, sports and art activities, TED Rönesans College has a multi-purpose hall with a capacity of 300 people, an indoor gymnasium, a physical education hall, gymnastics and ballet rooms, individual music rooms, marching band and orchestra rooms, art workshops, hobby and activity areas. Aiming at training healthier individuals, TED Rönesans College has implemented the Canteen-Free School Project and become the first private school in Turkey to be entitled to get the Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certificate, one of the most important volunteer certificates in the field of environment throughout the world that is granted by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), thanks to its nature-friendly building. www.tedronesans.k12.tr
İNONÜ UNIVERSITY DARENDE BEKİR ILICAK VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Constructed by Rönesans Education Foundation, “Darende Bekir Ilıcak Vocational High School” was donated to İnönü University in Malatya as part of the donation protocol in 2011.
Incorporating various modern departments, this school also provides educational support as part of the REV Scholarship Program.
The 4 main departments at the school are as follows: Construction Technology, Map and Land Survey, Food Technology and Opticianry.
KERİMAN ÇETİNKAYA KINDERGARTEN
Constructed in Kahramanmaraş by Rönesans Education Foundation, Keriman Çetinkaya Kindergarten initiated its educational activities in the academic year of 2014-2015. As part of the Ministry of Education’s “Hundred Percent Support for Education” campaign, the school was constructed with a capacity of eight classrooms and 150 students and donated to the Office of, Kahramanmaraş Governor.
TED AYŞE ILICAK LIBRARY
Established witin TED University, “Ayşe Ilıcak Library” offers students 80,000 printed books and 250 study areas. The most important feature of the library is its Internet access areas. With its 40 scan terminals, the library offers the opportunity to access the Internet and provides an ideal environment to enable students to adopt the habit of using and producing information.
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Established within TED University with contributions from Rönesans Holding, the library encompasses a total indoor area of 525 m², offers approximately 12,000 books and 150 periodical resources to its users and provides access to digital resources with carefully chosen electronic materials, survey terminals and wireless network, as well as rapid and safe Internet access.
AMASYA UNIVERSITY YÜKSEL AKIN TAŞOVA VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
As part of the protocol signed by Rönesans Education Foundation with Amasya University, Office of Taşova District Governor, Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization and Office of Amasya Governor, construction of the four-story high school, consisting of 12 classrooms and a construction area of 3.780 m², has been completed and donated to the university’s administration.
WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT PRINCIPLES – WEP’S WOMEN’S
We acknowledge and follow the principles and rules laid out by the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) platform, which was created with the collaborative efforts of the UN Global Compact and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in 2010.
We have been committed to seven of the WEPs since February 2016 and we aim to increase our company’s environmental and social policies that will promote gender equality.
In parallel with the Women’s Empowerment Principles, we are also developing a ‘gender lens’ that will enable us to study and analyze performance indicators and reporting practices.
The seven principles we have adopted as part of the Women’s Empowerment Principles “platform are as follows:
VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL COACHES
20 volunteer coaches from the Rönesans Volunteer Team supported the Vocational High School Coaches Project, which is carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education and the Corporate Volunteers Association.
Volunteer coaches, consisting of Rönesans employees who mentor 90 female students from the Construction Technologies Department of Küçükyalı Industrial and Technical Vocational High School, supported students’ social skills and personal development and provided guidance on their professional development as role models in a total of 750 hours of voluntary service in a single year.
DESIGN THE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
With the “Design the Sustainable Future” project and competition carried out at universities across Turkey, Rönesans Holding shares its “sustainability” approach and future vision with young people.
The winners selected from the projects that are evaluated for various criteria such as sustainability, recycling, energy efficiency, urban development, innovative ideas and solutions, advanced production and waste management, visual design and social sustainability are granted prize money as well as internship opportunities within Rönesans Holding. Rönesans has organized the fourth “Design the Sustainable Future” in 2018 and since its inception, nearly 20,000 students have participated in the competition. The goal is to reach 100,000 young people in five years.
The annual “Design the Sustainable Future” project is in its fourth year this year. Offering young people the opportunity to be creative and design their own future, the project also promotes new ideas for the use of green and environmentally friendly materials and construction techniques.
As part of the “Design the Sustainable Future” project, “Sustainability Seminars” are organized every semester at universities all across Turkey. With these seminars, authorities at Rönesans Holding come together with architecture and engineering students from various cities across Anatolia including Van, Amasya, Trabzon and Manisa and share Rönesans’ sustainability vision and global know-how, which constitute the foundation of the group’s business methods.
The competition starts in November every year
Aiming to discover young architects and engineers in Turkey, the “Design the Sustainable Future” competition starts accepting applications in November.
The only requirement to participate in the competition for which hundreds of students from different universities apply every year is to be currently studying at universities in Turkey.
The winners selected from the projects that are evaluated for various criteria such as sustainability, recycling, energy efficiency, urban development, innovative ideas and solutions, advanced production and waste management, visual design and social sustainability are announced at a special awards ceremony where they are granted prize money as well as internship opportunities within Rönesans Holding.
YOUNG DISCOVERY PROGRAM: PUSULA
The program is designed to provide new undergraduates a smooth passage from educational life to professional life and relieve their worries about the future.
A social responsibility project that was launched under the auspices of the Rönesans Education Foundation, Pusula has been providing employment opportunities at Rönesans Holding since its inception in May 2016. 340 students have enrolled in the program so far and approximately 50% of whom continue their careers at Rönesans.
Participation Requirements for Pusula
March 1, 2018
Application Start Date
May 1, 2018
Start Date for Video Evaluations
July 1, 2018
Face-to-Face Interviews Start Date
August 31, 2018
Pusula Application System Closed
November 1, 2018
Pusula Starts for the 2018-2019 Term
1. Vocational High School Coaches
“20 Rönesans volunteers to mentor 90 female students”
20 volunteer coaches from the Rönesans Volunteer Team contributed to the Vocational High School Coaches Project, which is carried out in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education General Directorate of Vocational and Technical Education and the Corporate Volunteers Association. Volunteer coaches, consisting of Rönesans employees who mentor 90 female students from the Construction Technologies Department of Küçükyalı Industrial and Technical Vocational High School, support students’ social skills and personal development and provide guidance on their professional development as role models, completing a total of 750 hours of voluntary service in a year.
2. Sustainable Living Project
”Environment training from Rönesans to 800 middle school students“
The Sustainable Living Project was developed by the members of the Rönesans Volunteer Team in order to enable children to reflect on the concept of sustainability from a young age and to support them to develop their awareness of the environment in which they live. The project, which consists of interactive classroom activities and fun training materials, was implemented in middle schools in cooperation with Ataşehir District Directorate of National Education and Rönesans employees provided environment training to 800 students.
Rönesans Holding has adopted the principles that establishes its fundamental ethical values and constitutes the basis of its Codes of Conduct:
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FOR THE BENEFIT OF HUMANITY AND ENVIRONMENT
Rönesans Holding adopts principles that are based on universally accepted declarations within the framework of “UN Global Compact”.
Since September 2015, Rönesans Holding has been among the signatories of the UN Global Compact, which focuses on the concepts of Human Rights, Labor Standards, Environment and Anti-Corruption.
In accordance with these principles, Rönesans Holding;