About Us

About Us



Founded in 2008 by the Garanti Bank, ÖRAV is the first non-governmental and non-profit organization in Turkey, whose main and only focus is the personal and professional development of k12 teachers in Turkey. 


Since its foundation, ÖRAV has provided more than 15 different 1 to 10 day face to face training programs to teachers and school leaders with a trainer capacity of 220 teacher trainers (all teachers & principals & other duties in the Ministry of Education) from 41 different provinces of Turkey. 


Within its second 5-year co-operation protocol with the Ministry of National Education in Turkey, ÖRAV operates nationally and aims to reach the whole 1 million teacher population of the country. So far, ÖRAV has successfully provided face to face trainings to 190.000 teachers and school leaders (20% of the teaching population in the country) with a satisfaction rate of 98.8% of teachers.


Besides personal and Professional development programs, ÖRAV has also taken part in various EU (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci) projects and other partnerships. Moreover, ÖRAV has been successfully developing and continuing partnerships with national and international corporate sponsors such as JP Morgan (School Leadership for Principals), NEF Construction (Teacher Leadership) Faber Castell (Creative Child&Creative Brain), DOW Chemicals (Chemistry of Teachers), Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline Project (TANAP /Teachers Footprints). 


In addition to its corporate partners, ÖRAV is the only partner of Aflatoun International in Turkey where Social and Financial Education Training for teachers is provided.


Besides its face to face trainings, ÖRAV also has eKampus, www.ekampus.orav.org.tr , its online platform where online programs and webinars are offered since 2010. There are 16.000 registered active users.   


BOARD of DIRECTORS

  • Faruk Nafiz Karadere - President
  • Oğuz Tolga Egemen - Vice President
  • Didem Dinçer Başer - Member
  • İlker Kuruöz - Member
  • Betül Ebru Edin - Member