WTWA has established in 1965 by Turkish women in Washington DC to aid the needy Turkish children and Turkish schools through making donations to the Turkish organizations established to realize these purposes.
WTWA has made contributions to multiple organizations, primarily supporting schools to help them build libraries and science and computer labs and providing grants to underprivileged successful students.
Our current sister organizations include “Cagdas Yasami Destekleme Dernegi”, “Koy Ogretmenleri ile Haberlesme ve Yardimlasma Dernegi”, “Darussafaka Lisesi Dernegi”, “Mehmetcik Vakfi ” and Anadolu Cagdas Egitim Vakfi (Anacev).
Washington DC Turkish Festival – 2014
The WTWA table at the Washington DC Turkish Festival held on September 28 2014.
WTWA Oya Coffman’s visit to ANACEV
WTWA President Oya Coffman visited ANACEV President Ayla Hatirli while in Turkey. More information about ANACEV is in the flyer. WTWA donated money to ANACEV raised at the December 13, 2014 luncheon.
76th Anniversary of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s Death
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was a revolutionary who helped establish the Republic of Turkey. He was Turkey’s first president, and his reforms modernized the country.
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born in 1881 in the former Ottoman Empire. As a young man he was involved with the Young Turks, a revolutionary group that deposed the sultan in 1909. Ataturk led the Turkish War of Independence and signed the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923, which made Turkey a republic. He was elected its first president and ushered in reforms that modernized Turkey. He died on 10 November, 1938.
Some of the WTWA board members were able to join the 76th anniversary commemoration ceremony of the death of Ataturk at the Turkish Embassy, Washington, DC.