UNT Holding’s CEO Uğur Tatlıcı and his mother Nurten Tatlıcı supported the education of children from disabled families in primary school with scholarships. As a result of this solidarity between Bedensel Engellilerle Dayanışma Derneği (Solidarity Foundation for Physical Disabled – BEDD) and UNT Holding, which started last year and is still continuing, families who has disabled children or relatives and thus suffer from economical impossibilities to maintain the education of their children had been supported.
UNT HOLDING SUPPORTS THE DISABLED
Late Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı was a charitable businessman who respected humans and the world and helped people in need for all his life. He made his last will to his family by telling them to “respect the people and the world, and help the people in need”.
Besides their supports in order to ensure that disabled people participate more in social life and children in need of help may maintain their education, the deceased businessman Mehmet Salih Tatlici’s second wife Nurten Tatlıcı who had been with him for 43 years in sickness and health, and his son Uğur Tatlıcı from this marriage try to keep this last will alive by supporting activities for the protection of the environment and the nature.
UNT Holding’s CEO Uğur Tatlıcı whom we asked for his opinion, said:
RESPECT TO PEOPLE AND THE WORLD
“My late father Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı has helped people during his whole life and taught us to respect people and the world we are living on. For this purpose, both institutionally as UNT Holding and as respect to the memory and last will of my father Mehmet Salih Tatlıcı we continue our aids and supports on his behalf.”
“We especially support disabled people, and projects intended to remove the obstruction that hinder them from participating in social life; Moreover, we, as UNT Holding create projects like “Let this be our song” intended to raise awareness. Furthermore, we take care to be with organizations which support the protection of nature in different regions both in Turkey and the world.”
UGUR TATLICI: ”OUR SUPPORT TO DISABLED CITIZENS WILL CONTINUE”
“We have a great solidarity with BEDD (Bedensel Engellilerle Dayanışma Derneği – Solidarity Association for Physical Disabled) continuing since last year. BEDD is a foundation that works for more than 20 years with the purpose of removing the obstructions for disabled people. Besides many public and private organizations, there are works which are strongly supported by our citizens. And we try to aid them. Through BEDD we give scholarships to children in primary school who have a disabled relative and thus, do not have sufficient financial support to continue their education. We started last year, and our donations to BEDD continue.”
UGUR TATLICI: “WE ALSO SUPPORT NEEDS IN EDUCATION AND HEALTH”
“Previously, we made donations to the organizations such as Altı Nokta Körler Derneği (Six Point Association for the Blind) and GETEM (Boğaziçi University Visually Handicapped Technology Lab) in order to support our disabled citizens. We cooperated with organizations like Milli Eğitim Vakfı (National Education Foundation) and Türk Böbrek Vakfı (Turkish Kidney Foundation) in the fields of education and health. We tried to support them in covering their needs. There have also been some supports to Antalya Provincial Department of Education and schools in Antalya in order to cover some of their needs.”
SUPPORTING PROTECTION OF THE NATURE
“Besides, we support projects and organizations intended for the protection of the nature. Therefore, we made donations to TEMA (Turkish Foundation for Combating Soil Erosion, for Reforestation and the Protection of Natural Habitats) as well as TURMEPA Deniz Temiz Derneği which is engaged in cleaning and protecting our seas. Furthermore, our supports for the protection of endangered animals and wild life domestically and abroad continues.”
SUPPORT FOR ENDANGERED ANIMAL SPECIES IN NEED FOR PROTECTION
“For this purpose, we started a cooperation with National Geographic Society in order to protect endangered animals like lions and tigers. We made donations to the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in the Tasmanian region in Australia. There, especially wounded animals and orphan animal babies from the region are sheltered and cared for.”
UGUR TATLICI: OUR RESPECT AND SUPPORT FOR PEOPLE AND THE NATURE WILL GO ON
“We try to perform all our aids and support from the education of children in need, disabled citizens in our country to the protection of the nature in our beautiful country and in the world with a great sincerity and as a result of our respect for the people and the nature.”
“My mother Nurten Tatlıcı and I fulfill the last will of my father and share all material and immaterial values he left with our people, our country and the world and endeavor to keep the reputable name and memory of my late father Mehmet Salih Tatlici’s alive. Our respect and support to the people and the nature will continue.”