Kaan Demirağ / HD Holding - Chairman

Youth today can have a sense of desperation with the fear of being unemployed. As HD Holding continues to grow with more restaurants in more cities, we naturally employ more people because we know how important it is to offer new job opportunities for the youth. I was truly impressed by the fact that the First Chance Program aimed at eliminating opportunity inequalities for young university graduates, steered them to civil society organizations, provided training and mentoring support and helped them shape their future. I wanted to be a supporter of the First Chance Program for a number of reasons. It offers great opportunities to young people from cities with limited job options, and raises their awareness about the possibility of working for civil society organizations. The program also endows young people with a new perspective while the companies gain well-trained and self-confident young employees. The young people who are empowered by the First Chance Program will contribute to businesses and Turkey. This is why the First Chance Program stands apart as a very strong social responsibility project.