TUBISAD continues to bring individuals in disaster areas together with technology for digital inclusivity.
Informatics Industry Association (TUBISAD), took rapid steps with the contributions of its members and stakeholders in the ecosystem after the devastating earthquakes on February 6th and as a result of these efforts, within a short span of four months.established 11 technological education containers (TEK) and technological education classrooms (TES) as part of their Technological Education Container/Class Project in the disaster area, driven by the motivation that "Goodness is contagious".
The Informatics Industry Association (TUBISAD) in Turkey is actively working to create national projects that promote e-transformation. They share these projects with other civil society organizations, the public, government, and private sector organizations, aiming to gain support from all sectors. TUBISAD continues its efforts to connect individuals in disaster areas with technology.
Following the devastating earthquakes that occurred on February 6th, affecting 11 provinces, the Informatics Industry Association (TUBISAD) took action with the motivation that “Goodness is contagious". On the same day, they dispatched 12 trucks filled with essential supplies such as power banks, generators, debris working equipment, projectors, basic necessities, stoves, and fuel to the disaster area. In March, they also initiated work under the TÜBİSAD Technological Education Container/Class (TEK/TES) project, which can be used for the region's education and development needs in the medium and long term.
The project aims to reduce the increased opportunity inequality in the education, social, and work lives of individuals in the disaster area due to losses incurred and to create qualified communities. It seeks to enable students to access formal technology education, provide skills and social support tailored to the needs of individuals of different age groups, and contribute to the development of the disaster area and Turkey as a whole. So far, a total of 11 technological education containers (TEK) and technological education classrooms (TES) have been established by TUBISAD, with eight in Hatay, two in Kahramanmaras, and one in Osmaniye.
TEK (Technological Education Container) and TES (Technological Education Classroom) are technology-equipped classrooms designed to add value and accelerate Turkey's digitalization process. These classrooms can be mobile or stationary, depending on the condition of the buildings in the disaster area. Depending on their location, TEK/TES can accommodate up to 20 students. They are equipped with tables, chairs, cabinets, fire extinguisher, laptops, air conditioner, generators, 3D printers, projectors, and internet access points.
TEK/TES is used as "Rotational Education Centers."
TEK and TES, which were established in the region for free with the contributions of TUBISAD members and the ecosystem, are being used as "Rotational Education Centers." aiming to provide equal opportunities in accessing technology for disadvantaged regions and individuals. In addition to technology education for students, these centers are also utilized as "Rotational Education Centers" for various IT, social, and cultural activities, vocational training courses, and psychological support initiatives catering to different age groups.
TEK/TES serves for the Sustainable Development Goals through education projects.
TUBISAD, as the united voice of the information and communication technologies sector, is reaching various segments of society directly in line with Sustainable Development Goals, particularly 4-Quality Education, 5-Gender Equality, 8-Decent Work and Economic Growth, 10-Reduced Inequalities within and amon countries, and 17-Partnerships for the Goals, through its education infrastructure projects. Additionally, it contributes to societal development by promoting digital inclusivity, quality education, and equal opportunities.