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  • Equal education opportunities

Beyond the Vessel
Sept.13-Dec.22 2019
Harmony of Line and Colour
Sadberk Hanım Museum
April 25-Dec.22, 2019
Josephine Powell Exhibition
Vehbi Koç Evi
Sept.6, 2018-indefinite
The Charm of the Market: Shopping in the Mediterranean World throughout History
Dec.1,2018-Agu.31, 2019

The Koç Elementary and Middle Schools

Contemporary education all around Turkey...

Koç Elementary and Middle Schools were established in different parts of Turkey by Vehbi Koç Foundation in memory of the 75th year of the foundation of the Turkish Republic, in order to support eight-year education; and subsequently transferred to the Ministry of National Education by adopting a “Build, Transfer, Own” principle.

The number of schools was increased to 17, with the establishment of Istanbul Beyazıt Ford Otosan Elementary School in year 2006 and Kocaeli-Izmit Ford Otosan Elementary School in year 2007; and with the restoration of Diyarbakır Bağlar Vehbi Koç Elementary School and establishment of Diyarbakır Kayapınar Vehbi Koç Elementary School in year 2008. The Project came to be known as the “17 Schools” project. 

All the schools have the same architectural and design characteristics and are fully equipped with computers. The schools aim to provide a contemporary and future-focused education for students.

School Characteristics

  • Indoor area of 4,800 square meters
  • Eight classrooms with two branches
  • Two nursery classes, library, science and computer laboratories and a multi-purpose hall with a capacity of 300 persons
  • A student capacity of around 500 students with total number of 30 students maximum per class  
  • 1,000 students at schools, which provide double education

17 Schools Project Scholarships for Successful Students

The Vehbi Koç Foundation continues supporting the project by providing annual financial aid to the schools and also by giving scholarships to the top three students of each school. 51 students received scholarships in 2016, bringing the total number in the 2000–2016 period to 2,532 scholarships.