The Human Rights and Democracy Panel, held annually at İhsan Doğramacı Foundation Private Bilkent Middle School, took place on December 12 and hosted Emine Ülker Tarhan, CHP (Republican People’s Party) deputy from Ankara. This year’s panel, dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the school, was on “The Violation of Human Rights in the World and in Our Country.” During the panel, students from grades 6 and 7 gave presentations about the topic, and Ms. Tarhan offered students enlightening insights based on her own experience and knowledge.
The founder of the school, the late Prof. İhsan Doğramacı, undertook its establishment with the purpose of educating the leaders and entrepreneurs of the 21st century: individuals of strong character who would be conscientious, self-confident, productive and dedicated to improving their community and the world.
The students of the İhsan Doğramacı Foundation Private Bilkent Middle School are determined to fulfill this vision, and it is with that in mind that they participate in the school’s Human Rights and Democracy Panel each year. With the help of mentors and leaders like Ms. Tarhan, they, as the future leaders of Turkey, hope to advance the cause of human rights and democracy.