Civil Society

tegv_logoDr. Argüden has also been instrumental in the establishment of The Turkish Education Volunteers Foundation (TEGV) in 1995, which is one of Turkiye’s most successful and reliable NGOs with a reputation for creativity, integrity, and vision. TEGV prepares Turkish children to participate fully in the benefits of democracy and globalization through a variety of learning programs designed for children ages 7-16 living in socio economically underprivileged regions of the country.


Programs of the foundation reaches close to a million children with the help of 10000 dedicated volunteer teachers. TEGV operates a total of 78 facilities including education parks, learning centers and mobile computer units throughout the country. Facilities are open to all children regardless of race, sex, class, religion or ethnic origin.

After five years of accumulated experience and a solid record of performance, TEGV is ready to assume a major leadership role in helping to shape Turkiye’s future. He was a board member in January 2001, when the Foundation’s board of directors gave final approval to an ambitious five-year campaign designed to reach ONE MILLION CHILDREN.