There and then, Zeynep committed to Soviet that she would help the village and the school. The support of her family and friends in the initial two years was invaluable, especially Zeynep’s sister Kamuran, who also worked and contributed to the project. In the initial stage, the school was fully renovated and building was completed for an English classroom and two further classroom foundations. The cost of the project was fully funded by Zeynep and her family.
In order to expand the projects and ensure their sustainability Zeynep knew the importance of creating a registered foundation which would include the support and expertise of a dedicated wider team. As a result, Step2Foundation was born and registered in April 2015.
The current team includes four Foundation Directors and two Local Operations Facilitators.