Life Long Education Association was established in 2006, and it organizes events in the fields of education, entrepreneurship, the introduction of culture, informatics, technology, agriculture, environment (nature), and sports through accelerating the integration to communal living. In these fields, we strive to transform the disadvantaged, impaired, underprovided, and marginalized groups of people into a productive majority that can make a significant contribution to Turkey's development and thereby help Turkey catch up with the world standards. We are basically aiming at improving the quality and standards of these kinds of groups and helping out to raise the consciousness of a knowledge-based society throughout the country.
Given our aims and objectives, we develop and implement sociologically-informed innovative projects for children and teenagers, and the physically, mentally, and socially impaired, disabled, disadvantaged and underrepresented individuals; chronical disease groups including substance abusers and requirement groups of all descriptions.
Our main aims are informing and raising awareness of the European Union and its educational programs, promoting self-fulfillment and personal development of young people through educational programs of the European Union and developing non-formal education, intercultural dialogue, international cooperation, and active civil society.
Our organization focuses on activities:
To improve the quality of life of youth through professional and volunteer work with promotion on entrepreneurship
To promote informal education, voluntarism, prevention of unwanted forms of behaviors developing healthy and ecological ways of living among youth
To promote multiculturalism and peace
To promote entrepreneurship programme and new skills in management
To promote active citizenship, solidarity, tolerance, and understanding between cultures.
We develop and implement projects focusing on exchanging information and experience, conducting research, training new entrepreneurs, developing and collectively implementing projects with corporations, both in Turkey and abroad, that seek solutions for social problems and new business ideas. Participating in these activities to increase the feeling of togetherness, communication, sharing, and interaction and active participation in communal life is one of the most important purposes of our organization.
We have implemented and were involved in many local and international activities, based on formal and non-formal education.
We underline the critical role of experimental learning and non-formal education and include tools and methods of non-formal education to the mainstream education. Notably, under the new frame of “Erasmus+” the need of the society for the recognition of the non-formal education and the benefits that are coming through it is more obvious than ever.