- Respect for Diversity
Altruism (Giving and Sharing without Expectations)
To offer a wide range of products and services to everyone via our NGO sustainability model and social corporation approach.
To provide training for promoting social entrepreneurship
To ensure the widespread implementation of our propositions such as the inclusivist entrepreneurial models and respect for diversity in the whole private sector
To ensure the continuity of value creation for a better world with our volunteering opportunities by growing the number of our local and international volunteering programs
Alternative Life Association Executive Board
Ercan Tutal – Chairman of Board and Founder
Gülsün Deniz Vural – Secretary General
Deniz Erkan Karcı – Accountant
Serhat Soydan – Member of Board
Alper Akça – Member of Board
Tahsin Karamahmutoğlu – Member of Board
Alternative Life Association
Nermin Tutal – Financial Coordinator
Sibel Sadıkoğlu – Finance Specialist
AYDER Project and Department Coordinators
Dreams Academy – Gülsün Deniz Vural
Social Inclusion Band – Ahmet Nebi Şaylan, Taylan Aktuğ
Dreams Kitchen – Project Coordinator: Birce Abacı
Chef: Yasemin Kaptan
Dreams Agency – Serhat Soydan
DFilm – Nermin Tutal
Dreams Academy Kaş – Alper Ateş
Alternative Camp – Deniz Erkan Karcı
Girls without Barriers – Founder and Project Coordinator: Alper Akça
Project Manager: Sevda Baysal
Best Buddies Turkey – Project Coordinator: Sercan Duygan
Project Coordinator: Recep Altınordu
Program Coordinator: Fidan Karaahmetoğlu
eyLab – Ercan Tutal
Sorty – Serhat Soydan
Words of Silence – Buket Ela Demirel
AYDER won three Bronze Stevie awards at the International Business Awards with Dreams Academy in 2012, where more than 3200 corporations and projects from over 50 countries competed.
Social Inclusion Band was given the Turkey Public Relations Association’s 11th Golden Compass Public Relations Award in the ‘NGOs’ category.
AYDER’s Alternative Camp was selected to the Best Practices in Youth Work by UNDP and British Council.
Dreams Academy Kaş was granted the “The Best Innovative Social Project by an SME” in the 2015, II. Innovative Sustainability Implementations Competition by SKD Turkey.
Dreams Academy was introduced to the world as a pilot project in the context of the event “Innovation Enables” at the UN Meeting on “Disability and Development” held in New York.
Has been selected as one of the top 10 projects in the “This Is Social Europe Innovation Competition” by the EU Commission, among 150 projects from 23 countries.
We won the “Best Practice” award of “Design for All Foundation”; a foundation that is based in Barcelona and recognizes achievements in the implementation of universal designs.