SEV Schools Take On “Sustainability” As Their Focus in their 25th Year
Established by the Health and Education Foundation for the purpose of ensuring sustainability in education and sustaining the mission of education, SEV Schools celebrate the 25th anniversary of their establishment. Üsküdar SEV, İzmir SEV and Tarsus SEV Schools, which embarked on their educational journey quarter of a century ago, have become one of the leading elementary schools in Turkey driven by the time-honored educational tradition of which they are part.
“Our Elementary Schools Rank in the Top-Tier Institutions in Turkey”
Looking at the 25-year adventure of SEV Schools, Prof. Güray Erkol, the General Manager of the Health and Education Foundation, states: “SEV Schools, established 25 years ago at the dawn of an important period of change in Turkey, have grown to rank among the best schools in Turkey today. Within these 25 years, the processes of institutionalization of the Foundation and the building of our elementary schools to become strong educational powerhouses in the country nurtured each other, as the two institutions grew together. With its successful establishment of SEV American College (SAC) in 2014, SEV prides itself on being the umbrella organization of the best educational institutions in Turkey, all the way from kindergarten to the senior year of high school.”
SEV Elementary School Graduates are Prepared to be Part of a Sustainable Future
Sustainability has always been an emphasis at SEV Schools. With its sustainability-based approach in elementary education, SEV Schools address the concept under five categories: ecology, arts, culture, economy and artificial intelligence. The foundations of ecological literacy are offered in schools through vertical and horizontal farming practices, exploration of the ecosphere, and other projects designed to raise student awareness in ecology. Students get to know more about art history from past to present, important artists, illustrators and multimedia activists who have exhibited their works in public spaces and relate to the universal values they have created through their body of work. They create projects in diverse disciplines including archeology, history, sociology, art, language, and anthropology as part of the UNESCO World Heritage Program. Students are also introduced to areas of resource analysis, needs research, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and STEM in their learning contexts, which help them improve their analytical thinking skills. Students who are involved in national and international collaborations and artificial intelligence explorations in many different fields at SEV Schools grow as individuals who have the skills to interpret the digital age and are well-equipped for the future.
“We will Continue to Raise Strong Graduates with Our High-Quality Education”
Looking ahead, Prof. Erkol said, “Positioning SEV as a constantly growing and learning organization, we will continue to graduate strong individuals by providing the best quality in education. We are working for our students to become successful individuals who have internalized our core values, who are happy and at peace with themselves and their environment and have the awareness to serve their community. With the holistic education approach developed by the Foundation specifically for our schools, our goal is to contribute to the growth of individuals who learn, question, research, synthesize data on their own, and develop competencies with regard to the use of technology from today.”
In the 2022-2023 academic year, where the schools celebrate their 25th anniversary, SEV Schools continue to raise young generations towards a sustainable education and a sustainable future under the theme of “Sustainability and Agility”. The education they receive which reflects this holistic education approach will allow students to contribute to a sustainable future.
SEV Schools Celebrate Their 25th Anniversary Under the Theme of Sustainability
Dedicated to transferring its resources to the students who will build the future and to sustain the educational quality, SEV Schools, in their 25th year, focus on sustainability in education in a multi-layered approach with the long-term goals it has identified. The work undertaken by the schools spearheaded by SEV’s Department of Educational Development, facilitate the achievement of these goals and make the quality education offered in its schools sustainable.
Under the general framework of “Sustainability and Agility”, SEV Schools will be hosting a series of activities throughout the year, focusing on the sub-categories of “ecological sustainability”, “sustainability in the arts”, “cultural sustainability”, “economic sustainability”, and “sustainability and artificial intelligence”.