Software Club

Software Club: The Software Club (Yazılım Kulübü)

Edirne, TurkeyEdirne, Turkey
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
nonprofit/ngo/citizen sector
Project Stage:
Growth
Budget: 
$1,000 - $10,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

The Software Club is a foundation aiming to help high school students at education of software developing and discover their talents. With the club's help the students can also market their products.

WHAT IF - Inspiration: Write one sentence that describes a way that your project dares to ask, "WHAT IF?"

Without The Software Club, high school students would have hard times learning coding, they could even give up from it.
About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

There is almost no education of software developing for high school students in Turkey and the sources in Turkish are limited.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

I decided to found this organisation in order to every student can take courses in their own schools.

Awards

I have won the Bilgi University Young Social Entrepreneurs Competition organised by International Youth Foundation as the youngest contestant.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

With the help of The Software Club, students are going to gain self confidence with the excitement of creating and producing. Moreover with the education at young ages, they are going to have the chance of being a successful developer.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

I would like to reach more people and and provide help in other fields.

Spread Strategies: Moving forward, what are the main strategies for scaling impact?

In future, I am planning to brach the project to primary schools, provide the connection between them and mentors. I would like to be a part of every fragments of improvement.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

We lack the financial support apart from out small supporters. Students can use the facilities that their schools provide with " Okullar Hayat Olsun" project. Therefore we do not need a constant location for the courses.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

The Software Club is the first and the only club which provides help for high school students to code.
Team

Founding Story

When i wrote my first app, I was 14 and I really had hard times when doing it. I could not find any help from my acquaintances. After I learnt how to develop software and won the software developing contest in Turkey organised by Microsoft, I decided to share my knowledge. And on this purpose I founded The Software Club.

Team

The Software Club is has branched already in many regions of Turkey and continuing to branch with its teachers.
Background
Please confirm how you heard about the Unilever Awards:

From Ashoka Turkey

Please confirm your role in the initiative (eg Founder/co-Founder) and your organisational title:

Founder

Which of the 8 UN Global Goals (Sustainable Development Goals) pre-selected for this competition does your solution relate most closely to? [select all that apply]

Gender Equality, Decent Work and Economic Growth, Responsible Consumption and Production.

Leadership and the Unilever Awards
Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.

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Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?

The Software Club is currently supported by Ashoka and Microsoft, we would like to find additional new supporters and mentors.