Hayat Sende

Mentoring for youngsters and children under legal protection and care leavers in Turkey


'It’s Your Life' Youth Academy (Hayat Sende) was founded in 2007 in Ankara. It’s mission is to improve life prospects of children and youngsters under legal protection and care leavers (predominantly orphans).

Hayat Sende has been working on initiatives to increase life skills of their target group, to combat negative discrimination in the public and to defend their rights via lobbying and advocacy. Dalyan is supporting their 'Runners Towards the Future Mentoring Program'  that has commenced as a pilot in 2017-2018 school year, and will make use of different mentoring approaches, namely one-to-one, group and peer mentoring, aiming to evolve into a model that can be adopted by other NGOs and government institutions working with children and youth under state protection.

Dalyan will support this young NGO for at least three years.