Bettering the Lives of Kids with Disabilities

Jan 18, 2017 12:35 PM ET

Turkish Version

In Atlas Copco Turkey, we believe it is key for us to  sustain a responsible corporate citizenship. Being aware of the crucial importance of hi-tech tools for hearing-impaired kids, on January 13th, we visited Rotary Hearing-impaired Primary School and donated two laptops that will provide high quality visuality to the school kids.

Rotary Hearing-impaired Primary School was founded in 1996 and since then it has been striving to provide an education system that enables hearing-impaired kids to become self-confident, responsible individuals that are very well integrated in the society. School management aims to support these special children to achieve their full potential.

“We are grateful to Atlas Copco for this kind initiative. Technology is a necessity when you are educating these special kids, who primarily start learning with visuals. These laptops Atlas Copco donated for our school will for sure help us a lot. ” says Adnan Etçi, School Principal.

“One may assume that hearing-impaired kids encounter more difficulties in showing their capacity and capabilities because they often face multiple challenges,because of less or no access to the sound-dominated world. However, after visiting the school and seeing the talent show on the notice boards, we do not even have a question mark in mind.” says Handan Şahin, VP Holding. “It is proven that when managed very well, a kid, no matter what the disability is, can achieve his full potential and prove his limitless creativity.”

The two paintings presented to Atlas Copco by school kids will be hang on the walls of a meeting room at the office and for sure, each time we see these pieces of art, we will remember the happiness in the kids’ eyes.

For more information please contact:
Duygu Evrankaya
Senior Communications Professional Corporate / Mining and Rock Excavation Business Area
Telephone: +90 (0)216 581 0579
Fax: +90 (0)216 581 0479

Atlas Copco Turkey was established in  1950 and has 342 employees. It offers sales & service to its customers in 4 Business Areas: Compressor Technique, Industrial Technique, Mining and Rock Excavation Technique, Construction Technique. Atlas Copco Turkey has offices and sales/service teams in all major cities in Turkey including İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Adana, Bursa. For more information, call or +90 216 581 0581 or visit Atlas Copco Turkey’s website and social media on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.