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More Schools! A joint campaign by UNICEF and NTV Turkey


UNICEF and NTV aim to build 100 new schools with the generosity and support of the Turkish people.

ANKARA, 18 April 2007 - With the help of the people of Turkey, UNICEF and national broadcaster NTV under the Haydi Kizlar Okula! girls’ education campaign, are aiming to build 100 additional primary schools, providing extra classroom space for 10,000 children across Turkey.

Turkey is in urgent need of new school buildings. UNICEF believes that prefabricated classes would be the quickest and cheapest way and the NTV broadcast channel supports this plan.

Türk Telekom is the primary sponsor of the More Schools! campaign.
© 2007 Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom is the primary sponsor of the More Schools! campaign.

Contribute to the campaign

The people of Turkey can contribute to this goal by sending an empty SMS to 3005 through any service provider. For every message you send, you will contribute 5 YTL (approximately $3.50 or €2.50) to the More Schools! building fund.

Donors living outside of Turkey and those who would like to contribute larger amounts can make a donation to the Turkish National Committee for UNICEF through these bank accounts:

  • Türkiye Is Bankasi, Çankaya Branch, Ankara. Account number 500
  • Garanti Bankasi, Çankaya Branch, Ankara. Account number 629 00 00

NTV Telethon on 23 April

NTV and UNICEF will boost the campaign through a daylong television marathon on 23 April to mark the occasion of National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. The sponsors of More Schools! are hoping for contributions from members of the public, leading companies, institutions and charity organisations in Turkey via SMS or the bank accounts given above.

The entire daytime broadcast on NTV will be devoted to encouraging contributions on-air with various contests and performances. Celebrities and talented children will make special appearances at NTV studios during the course of the telethon.

We Need to Sing a Song for Children

The final highlight of the campaign will be a song contest called “We Need to Sing a Song for Children” and produced by Med Productions. During this leg of the marathon, Turkish celebrities and stars will take to the stage with children to sing together. All revenues generated will be transferred to UNICEF.

The stars will be singing for a brighter future for children. Since all contributions from the public will go towards improving the education system, this means a brighter future for Turkey.

For more information, please contact:

Sema Hosta, Communication Officer, UNICEF Turkey
Tel: +90 312 454 10 00



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