Tarabya British Schools, which has a vision of “Raising globally-minded individuals”, recently hosted the British Ambassador Richard Moore’s wife Mrs. Maggie Moore and president of the Guide Dogs Association Attorney Nurdeniz Tuncer for a “Success Stories” seminar. Maggie Moore is visually impaired and a guide dog user.
Tarabya British Schools, which aims to provide aid to those in need through its social projects every year, is extremely satisfied with making wishes come true for students in need and wants to participate in more charity work.
Tarabya British Schools and The Guide Dogs Association has started a joint initiative to announce a “Guide Dogs for the Visually Impaired” project. This is a totally new concept in Turkey. We aim to promote the project to a larger audience and consequently raise awareness.
As the first step in this collaboration, Mrs. Moore and Attorney Nurdeniz Tuncer answered students’ questions in a “Success Stories” seminar held at Tarabya British Schools.
Mrs. Moore and Nurdeniz Tuncer answered many questions about their association, its projects and how it is perceived by Turkish people. Our guests also brought puppies which are being trained to be a guide dogs and introduced them to our students. Mrs. Moore gave information about her guide dog Star’s training, her life in Turkey and her daily life with Star.
The president of the association Nurdeniz Tuncer liked the questions about the project’s presence in Turkish culture and how life with a guide dog is in Turkey. Nurdeniz Tuncer aimed to overcome the misconception that these animals are just pets. She highlighted that these dogs do vital work in facilitating a visually impaired person’s life and they should become part of Turkey’s culture.