The Social Responsibility, For The Future Generations Who Are Responsible for The World
04 Şubat 17
For the last 16 years since 2000's, the social responsibility projects are very popular among both institutions and individuals. Producing permanent solutions to social problems has become a very important concept for many institutions. But we still face many problems with the sustainability of social responsibility projects. The volunteers say that they want to continue to the project and they don’t have a time or have other priorities by participating into projects once or twice and also then financially supporting them. According to 2012 data CAF World Donor Index has explained that the donation rate is %10 and the volunteering rate is 4% in Turkey. According to this, Turkey is ranked 137th in 146 countries in the order of volunteerism. Turkish public prefers to give remote support by making money donations instead of taking part in the active project, because many volunteer candidates do not have enough knowledge in the field of civil society and social responsibility projects.
After these results, the trainees and civil socialists rolled up their sleeves. They have found out that the consciousness of volunteerism hasn’t been given, for this reason as people age they haven’t adopted ‘’ being volunteer’’ as the consciousness of which they have to responsible for during life. Upon this many institutions have started to do various studies to engrain in the responsibility and consciousness of volunteerism to the children. We can say that conveying the social responsibility projects to the courses is the most successful one among the studies. Many private education institutions that want to invest in the future bring children together with social responsibility projects from the period of pre-school and introduces the volunteerism to the students by dramatizing and providing children with both having fun and learning with these projects.
The students have the theory and practice courses in the field of social responsibility as much as a math course from the period of pre-school to the university. In this way, while getting the opportunity to know the society where they live more closely, they also develop their own motor skills. The students who have put their own social responsibility projects into practice during the school courses get the opportunity to develop many skills such as organisation, communication, performing effective presentation, speaking in public, respect for awareness, self-confidence. The student gets also the specialty to become an active citizen who produces the solution for social events with the project realized and participated.
The social responsibility projects contribute also considerably to the educational life and academic performance at the same time while supporting individual's personal development. Many universities around the world evaluate the studies of the students performed for the society as well as an academic performance. Many high school students since 2014 received the acceptance from the best universities with the social responsibility projects that they performed. This model is now adopted not only by the universities abroad but also by some universities in the country. The students are evaluated by the application system of Apply
BAU in Bahçeşehir university. One of the most important points of this assessment is the social responsibility projects which the students participated and put into practice... It means that the student can take a 100% scholarship from the university with a project realized. We are also witnessing a project-based changing educational system with these examples. While there is no value in evaluating such projects previously, the students are now able to make a difference in their educational life thanks to their social responsibility projects and at the same time they strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit with projects.
An another sector in this area is the companies that provide the social responsibility consultancy The professional volunteers specializing in the field of civil society provide the social responsibility project consultancy through the curriculums they have prepared to the educational institutions and students. The students are directed by the specialists while producing and putting into practice a project in many fields in the context of this consultancy. In recent times, it is one of the most preferred consultancy models by parents, educational institutions and students, because, the students contribute also to the academic performance automatically since they have reinforced observing the information which they have learned in the course with the projects participated.
The social responsibility projects contribute significantly not only to the students but also to the educational institutions. The educational institutions increase also the quality of training by combining these projects with training methods while educating conscious volunteers for the future. In recent times, one of the most preferred methods of education and social responsibility is a ‘’ Service Learning’’ that means ‘’Social Learning’’. By means of this method, the student learns how to use a subject that he/she learned in Math to solve the social problem. It means, we can say that it is also the adopted version of STEM for the civil society. Thus, the student learns how to use and blend different disciplines together in order to be useful for the others and put his/her project into practice with again social responsibility projects.
The students who allocate time for these projects make difference not only in the university but also in the job applications and get a chance to be a step ahead from the other candidates. The students get a possibility to recognize the other volunteers in the world with also volunteer exchange programs while learning budget management with bazaar, crowd funding, social entrepreneurship while observing the society more closely by carrying out the field studies with social responsibility projects.
The social responsibility projects provide added value not only to the students but also to the society with educational institutions. The students who are in all these studies and organize these projects, as a role model to their peers enable also them to participate in the projects and so the active volunteering rate is increasing day by day. With the transfer of social responsibility projects to the school, the individuals with high-volunteer perception grow up.
There must be to participate into the social responsibility project in to-do list of the students before their school lives end, we shouldn't forget, "We are responsible for the world".
by Ece Çiftçi
SosyalBen Akademi provides consultancy services on meeting, creating and implementing with right social responsibility projects to the students, the institutions and organizations dedicated to the public service projects.
SosyalBen Akademi is the second economic enterprise of the SosyalBen Foundation and was established in 2015 by Ece Çiftçi. Social enterprise-based organization SosyalBen Akademi provides social responsibility project consultancy services to corporate companies, educational institutions, and students in order to increase the rate of volunteerism in Turkey and create a more livable world. The consultancy provided aims to spread the participation of individuals in volunteering activities primarily through the consultancy provided, and in this context, in order for individuals and institutions to spend their social responsibility hours in the most active, efficient and creative way, a specific social responsibility program is prepared for the individual and institution.
The fact of social responsibility which is a factor that affects considerably, affects greatly the business and university application processes, play an active role in creating difference of institutions. SosyalBen Academy that comes into play at this point aims to manage actively the public service hour which they have to fill in the university application processes by developing the privileged curriculum system for the students with an expert consulting model.
The candidates who will specialize in a lot of fields from theory to the application about social responsibility with a 150 hours’ consultancy model and develop their own projects get a chance to be a step ahead from the other candidates with these projects which they put into practice.
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