Education of youth is one of the major goals which the ATBC strongly supports and promotes within our community. Our succeeding students are our future professional, business people and the ATBC is proud to nurture and encourage their efforts so they may continue on their chosen course.
In April, three of our members attended the Dunya Turk Girisimciler Kurultayi in Istanbul.
The purpose of the conference was to establish business relations amongst all Turkish business people from around the world and create networking opportunities.
This year the ATBC have been privileged to be part of an ANZAC project, which is an inter-school sister program between Australia and Turkey.
The ANZAC project was developed by Mr Ian Simpkin, who is a senior staff member at Mount Clear College in Ballarat. This project has cultivated a formal sister school partnership with Gelibolu Anadolu Lisesi, whereby students and teachers from each college visit each other biennially.
This sister-school project was designed to foster interest in both countries’ wartime heritage and to promote international understanding and peace between the young people of Turkey and Australia.