Our mission is achieving equal opportunity in education in Turkey. To achieve this goal TEF provides scholarships to middle and high school students from low income families so they can continue their education. The scholarships motivate children's families so that the children are not forced to work at the expense of their education. The scholarships are given on a need and merit basis, with no religious or ethnic criteria. TEF also provides educational materials to schools in rural and gecekondu (slum) areas of Turkey.