Each youth is precious; we must eliminate obstacles to equal opportunities in their pursuit of employment.

Emine Sabancı Kamışlı, Esas Sosyal Chairwoman of Board of Trustees

About First Chance

What is First Chance?

As of 2019, 36% of Turkey’s university graduates are currently unemployed. They are more likely to remain unemployed for 6 months or longer compared to primary and high school graduates. If they graduate from one of the many ‘second tier’ state universities, they are even less likely to be employed.

Keeping in mind the ‘21st Century Skills’ framework, the “First Chance” (İlk Fırsat in Turkish) program was designed to increase employability of youth by:

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First Chance Journey
FIRST CHANCE IN NUMBERS
16638
Applications
2174
Application Assessment
997
Online Interviews
449
Face to Face Interviews
150
Participants
31
NGO Partners
21
Corporate Supporters
COOPERATING NGOs
CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

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