SosyalBen Association has accelerated its institutionalization efforts.
Fieldwork was done in Brooklyn. This fieldwork for 75 children was sponsored by the Municipality of Brooklyn.
The process of conversion into a foundation of the SosyalBen Association started.
Karabük Representative Office was opened in Safranbolu.
Fieldwork was performed in Mongolia.
SocialBenStore was opened and 5 different new products were added to the umbrellas.
Macedonia was visited upon invitation of the Macedonian President.
The Company SosyalBen Akademi Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti. was established. Contracts were concluded with Uğur Schools and the Bahçeşehir University.
Fieldwork was carried out in Nepal. This fieldwork was at the same time, SosyalBen’s first international post-disaster socio-psychological support work.
SosyalBen’s story was shared at TEDxBahcesehirUniversity.
Field work was performed in Cambodia.
SosyalBen Academy’s programs and the program contents were prepared.
The SosyalBen event was held in Washington, DC. In front of the White House, umbrella sale were performed and also a press conference has been held.
Fieldwork was done in The Gambia. The total costs of the fieldwork in Africa were financed from umbrella sales.
Umbrella sales started. Thanks to the agreement concluded with Lidyana.com, the sales of the umbrellas continued also online.
The SosyalBen Association was established.
The first fieldwork abroad was performed in the Tefeyyüz Primary School in Skopje, Macedonia.
Sponsored by British Council, SosyalBen was represented in England.
In order to meet the costs of the fieldworks, SosyalBen’s first umbrellas were produced. The first step was taken to ensure financial sustainability.
Application to the entrepreneurial contest “Do You Have An Idea?” was made under the name SosyalBen. Thus, the SosyalBen name was used for the first time and the corporate identity began to form.
A second fieldwork was carried out in the Gökçeali Emir Yücel Elementary School located in the District Piraziz of the Province Giresun.
In Province Şanlıurfa, 25 volunteers and 250 children carried out a 7 days fieldwork.
The workings of the Şanlıurfa Project was initiated at the Bahçeşehir University as a social responsibility project.
Also the second field work was performed at the Şanlıurfa Hayati Harrani Youth Center. 25 volunteers worked with 250 children for 7 days.
The first fieldwork was performed at the Şanlıurfa Hayati Harrani Youth Center. 50 Volunteers worked with 250 children for 14 days. In this first fieldwork SocialBen was supported by the foundation Toplum Gönüllüleri Vakfı (TOG) (Community Volunteers Foundation) since its name and institutionality were not yet constituted and the project was in its first year.