In the wake of the devastating earthquakes that shook southern Türkiye, claiming the lives of over 50,000 and leaving countless others displaced, Preos has introduced a mentoring programme to support university students from the affected regions. Spearheaded by Deniz Gemici, Preos Domain Lead, the programme is designed to provide much-needed long-term support.
Students from the region have been heavily impacted and have limited access to support. Through a structured six month journey, encompassing mentorship, training, and financial assistance, we aim to cultivate a brighter outlook for their future—whether it’s in their hometowns or larger cities in Türkiye.
At the heart of this programme is Deniz – an extraordinary colleague whose dedication and passion embody the spirit of Preos. Deniz is a cherished member of our team, but what sets her apart is her unwavering commitment to making a difference, both within Preos and beyond.
The events that hit Türkiye had a wide reaching impact, but for Deniz, the impact was personal. In response, we acted by matching employee donations towards earthquake relief efforts and directly supporting Ahbap. But Deniz recognised that more is needed – a sustainable, long-term solution.
Deniz is spearheading this initiative to offer mentorship, training, and financial support. We’re incredibly proud to stand behind her, providing the framework to support the programme.
Between January to June 2024, the selected students will be mentored by experts, and equipped with skills to thrive in their chosen careers. Offered remotely, the programme includes language skills, business acumen, interview and CV preparation, and a monthly allowance.
Applications are now open and will be accepted until September 30th, 2023, with screening and interviews held shortly after. Mentoring will start in January 2024. This initiative not only shapes the lives of these students but also enriches the Preos team, fostering mentorship and training skills.
Thank you to Deniz for being a driving force behind this great initiative that is set to leave a lasting impact on the lives of these students and our team at Preos.
Stay connected with us as we share the progress on our blog.
Want to learn more?
If you are interested in applying for the mentoring programme or you know someone who is eligible, you can apply or find more information using this application form.