Elif has been the first supporter of UNICEF’s “Platinum Wing” program in Turkey. The company is the first Turkish institution conferred with the ‘UNICEF Platinum Wing’, thanks to the regular funds granted by the company to the UNICEF projects that aim to ensure the most disadvantageous children in Turkey and around the world have access to the living standards, development, health and educations services and offer them the same rights as their peers.
Every day, 17 thousand children under 5 years old lose their lives as a result of preventable diseases around the world. The total number of school-age children who do not have the possibility to attend primary school is 58 million. In Turkey, nearly 400,000 children are known to be unable to continue their education, because of being employed as agricultural workers. In addition, 28.2% of girls between 15 and 19 try to continue their lives deprived of fundamental rights and in a way isolated from the community, 14% of whom have to get married at younger than 18.
Elif, as the first holder of the ‘Platinum Wing’ of the UNICEF’s Turkish National Committee, contributes with regular monthly funds to long-termed projects that will create sustainable changes in a way that ensures vulnerable children will have access to fundamental rights and needs.
With the said funds, several projects are conducted in national and international levels to ensure that the most disadvantageous children of our society will be able to satisfy their fundamental needs and reach better living standards now and in the future.
With the support given to UNICEF, Elif contributes to ensure that hundreds of thousands of children employed as agricultural workers in Turkey are returned to their schools, accommodation and education needs of refugee children are met, an unobstructed world is created for disabled children and girls who are forced to marry at a very young age and moved away from schools complete their education.
Operating based on the ‘Packaging for Life’ principle in every decision made and every step taken, Elif, as the first ‘Platinum Wing Supporter’ of UNICEF in Turkey, calls on all other companies to support UNICEF for the same purposes.