A group of STFA executives paid a visit to Prof. Ziya Selçuk, the Minister of National Education for a meeting in his office, in which the STFA Group’s support to education in Turkish for the past 40 years with its foundations and schools were highlighted. The STFA representatives have also informed the Minister about some new features of Khan Academy, the free online learning platform localized into Turkish by the STFA Foundation for Translation of Scientific and Technical Publications. The agenda of the meeting, which took place in Ankara, included strengthening the collaboration between Khan Academy Türkçe and the Ministry of National Education towards such areas as personalized education and academic support by digital resources in line with the 2023 Education Vision put forward by the Ministry of National Education, as well as engaging more students, teachers and schools into this non-profit education platform. Launched in 2012 with the initiative of the STFA Group and being the first international partner of Khan Academy, which offers educational content in 41 languages today, Khan Academy Türkçe has so far given 120 million lessons and touched the lives of some 15 million people.
Substantial Completion Certificate has been received for Improvement of Existing Khasab Tibat Coastal Road Project
Within the scope of the project, consisting of 6 sections, a total of 27 km, 238.000 m2 slope stabilization, 3.2 M m3 rock filling,
1.5 M m3 coastal protection filling and 45 culvert construction works have been completed.
Annually announced by the international construction industry magazine ENR ;
“World Largest 250 International Contractor List” awards been presented on Wednesday 25th December at the event held by Turkish Contractors Association (TMB). STFA Construction Group was deemed worthy of an award within the scope of 2019 Overseas Activities.
Doha Metro Gold Line Underground project that was started in 2014 has been completed and has opened to the Public on November 21, 2019 Within the scope of Gold Line Underground project, a tunnel of 22.841 kilometers of length has been constructed with an excavation diameter of 7,15 meters. 128.000 tunnel segments were used along the line.
During the construction of the tunnels 6 Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) were used simultaneously.
2,5 million cubic meters of excavation was made for just 10 underground stations.
The first ship has been docked at Safi Port after the completion of our Morocco New Safi Port Project.
ECAP signed a new contract with OYAK Group and his Japan based partner Nippon Yusen Kaisha Line Group (NYK Group) to provide project management and supervision services for OYAK Ro-Ro Port, which will be implemented in Yarımca / İzmit.
ECAP’s services for this investment commenced in 2017 with various engineering studies for the terminal infrastructure and continued in 2018 with the design of multi-story car park with a covered area of 220,000m2.
Annual handling capacity of the investment upon completion is estimated as 780,000 vehicles per year. As per this newly signed agreement, ECAP will provide project management and supervision services during the construction stage through its expert team to be deployed in the project site supported by its head office personnel.
ECAP, within April 2019, signed a contract towards the master planning services of a petrochemical port, investment of which is intended by SASA Polyester Sanayi A.Ş in Yumurtalık / Adana.
Scope of the Project covers; determination of port layout in line with the requirements of the envisaged petrochemical facilities and environmental conditions along with planning of the breakwaters, various berths, storage facilities, dredging & reclamation works, cooling water intake and discharge structures, including required numerical modelling studies.
The first international initiative of the world’s biggest free online educational platform Khan Academy, founded by the STFA Group, Khan Academy TR celebrates its 5th anniversary. Operating under the roof of the STFA foundation, the “Foundation for Translation of Scientific and Technical Publications”, Khan Academy TR continues to grow as a movement of corporate social responsibility and volunteering , with the aim of providing equal opportunities for all in education.
Khan Academy TR lessons reach out to schools all around Turkey through a protocol signed with the Ministry of National Education. Khan Academy’s library includes a wide range of subjects from Math to Astronomy or from Art to Finance. Khan Academy’s library is not limited to students but provides an opportunity to anyone to improve themselves with the idea of lifelong learning. The platform draws a personalized learning map for each user, offers thousands of videos, articles and interactive exercises. Khan Academy is available in 36 languages today, used by 100 million students and 2 million teachers in schools every year. Being among one of the most important digital content providers in Turkey, Khan Academy TR is a stakeholder in the educational reform taking place all around the world as well as in Turkey.
Khan Academy TR has delivered 60 million online lessons in 5 years and has reached out to 10 million learners. Some of them were able to get into university and others obtained their university diploma thanks to those lessons. While some students could finally grasp the subject they had not understand back in high school, others mastered a topic they had imagined to study in the school of their dreams… Khan Academy TR became the biggest school in Turkey for anyone who wants to learn… This is not a source of pride only on the part of the Khan Academy TR team, but the whole the STFA family. At STFA, we believe that building the future can only happen through investing in the youth and we continue working with all our strength to carry our country forward on the path blazed by our founders. We consider ourselves as having reached our aim if we enlightened the future of even one single person…
In Nador Port Project, which is constructed in Morocco; the first caisson has been successfully submerged. Following the installation of the superstructure (steel grids and generators) and pumps to the C3A caisson (dimensions 21,30 m x 28,30 m x 25,70 m) with a weight of 8.300 tons, it was transported to the Barge by using 50 Nos of hydraulic jacks each 250 t capacity.
3.150 m3 concrete and 702 t rebar were used in the said caisson.
We would like to congratulate our colleagues for this great achievement and wish them continuous success.
The winners of annual “TISK Corporate Social Responsibility Awards” organized by the Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations (TISK) were announced. Projects are evaluated based on comprehensiveness, efficiency, good practice, innovativeness and sustainability, and 9 companies received social responsibility project awards.
STFA’s Future Camp Project, launched with the goal of creating resources for TEVITOL (Turkish Education Foundation Inanç Türkeş Private High School) and focusing on education of gifted children, received the Most Innovative Corporate Social Responsibility Award.
As a project that is designed to make sure that TEVITOL, our country’s prominent educational institution focusing on gifted children, can reach out to more number of gifted and impoverished children, TEVITOL Future Camp, out of 58 projects, received the Innovativeness Award since it involves collaboration with the leading Turkish companies.
TEVITOL Future Camp, an project aiming to help students to get to know themselves better and to discover their tendencies, interests and professional abilities before choosing a university, was launched in summer under the leadership of STFA, and leading Turkish companies supported the project by making sure that their staff’s children benefit from this program.