Local estate agent, Süleyman Akbay, owner of Oceanwide Properties is a business man with a difference. He absolutely loves getting involved with local charities, environmental projects and generally being involved in activities that benefit the community.

One such project has recently taken place at Kabaağaç Primary School near Seydikemer.

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School

When it came to Süleyman’s attention that the kitchen and dining area in the school was desperately in need of refurbishment, he set out to do something to help them.

The school has worked very hard over the last two years to upgrade and refurbish the classrooms with the help of an ex-pupil and families from the local community however, they had completely run out of funds for the dining area and kitchen.

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
One of the upgraded classrooms

Süleyman visited the school to see for himself and came away even more determined to help when he saw the condition the of the kitchen area in particular.

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
This was the kitchen area where meals for more than 50 children were being prepared
Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
The dining area is in two rooms, both had broken tables and rickety stools
Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
The dining area is in two rooms, both had broken tables and rickety stools

The school provided a list of what was needed; a completely new kitchen, new doors, replacement ceramic flooring, dining tables and stools and storage shelves.

Süleyman then contacted local tradesmen and suppliers for quotes for the work and equipment and enlist the help of friends, colleagues and local children’s charity, Fethiye International Group (FIG) for donations to help to pay for the refurbishment.

The refurbishment

Local tradesmen went in to carry out the work, the layout was redesigned,  Süleyman sourced the new furniture and equipment and a wonderful new kitchen and dining area emerged in place of the old.

The dining area is divided into two parts, both had broken tables and rickety stools

What a difference

The new kitchen
Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
New dining area complete with bright, cheerful furniture and decorations by the pupils of the school

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary SchoolNew dining area complete with bright, cheerful furniture and decorations by the pupils of the school

A special event

On Wednesday last week Süleyman and the head teacher, Yeldağ Leblebici, invited everyone who had donated to the project to an event at the school to show them around the school and the new areas and thank them for their support.

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
A welcome by Süleyman
Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
A very relaxed tour around the school
Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
Everyone was given a picture to take home

The school provided the group with a delicious breakfast…

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School
A delicious breakfast was served – Afiyet olsun!

Presentation time

The day was finished off with presentations of certificates as a thank you from the school.

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School

Thanks go to the following people for their donations

Bülent İsmail Abacıoğlu

Süleyman Akbay

Ulaş Erdem Balcı

Ayşe Başihoş

Neylan Bener Brock

Ercüment Fındıklıoğlu

Emilio Gacitua

Merve Kara

Serdar Oğuz

Akif Öz

Ergün Özdemir

Dilek Sageson

Hasan Sertel

Mustafa Ertan Töydemir

Irene Whitehead

Fethiye International Group

The project also provided the school with a microphone, loudspeakers with sound system, laminating machine, printer and edging stones* to finish off the garden area.

*Edging stones donated by Hasan Cengiz and Halil Uran

A special award

A special Commemorative plaque was awarded to Süleyman for making the project happen.

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School

Süleyman Akbay is the owner of Oceanwide Properties who have an office in Fethiye. Click here to find out more or better still, pop in for a chat…

Local businessman heads up project to help Kabaağaç Primary School

 

 

 

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