YUVA: Yuva Derneği

Yuva Association

Associate Member

Mr. Erdem Vardar

Koşuyolu Mah. İsmail Paşa Sok. 9 Kadikoy

34178 Istanbul, Turkey

Tel.: (0090) 533 564 28 80

erdem.vardar (at) yuva.org.tr


Mission statement

Micro level

In collaboration with selected civil society organisations, YUVA takes measures for sustainable life styles, poverty reduction and democratization through adult education and promotes participatory teaching methods. For poverty reduction measures our focus is on least developed regions and disadvantaged groups.

Meso level

  • YUVA runs capacity building activities of adult education institutions in order to increase the participation of the people in Turkey in non formal adult education activities. YUVA strengthens adult education institutions in responding appropriately to the needs of their target groups and in becoming vibrant hubs for education in their communities.
  • YUVA aims to strengthen environmental, civic, intercultural and political education.
  • Good practice is being promoted through facilitating local, national, regional and international cooperation in the field of adult education.

Macro level

In order to create a supportive environment for learners, facilitators and providers of adult education, Yuva consults decision makers and other organizations in creating policies. YUVA holds public debates and events to help put adult education on the agenda of decision makers and practitioners.

Main activities

  • Environmental Literacy Program
  • Community Centers for Syrian Refugees and local people

International projects

Support to Syrian Refugees Program: In cooperation with DVV International and International Medical Corps

Environmental Education for Youth (approved, yet to start, partners from Italy and Netherlands)


Ecological Literacy Training Manual

Intercultural Learning Training Manual

Mediation Training Manual