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Happy New Year

December 30, 2012



Mutlu Yıllar..Happy New Year..Glückliches neues Jahr…Bonne année…Buon anno…Feliz Año Nuevo…明けましておめでとうございます…Feliz Ano Novo…Godt Nyttår…Gott Nytt År…新年好…Gelukkig Nieuwjaar…Yeni iliniz mübarək…Head uut aastat…नया साल मुबारक…Среќна Нова Година…С Новым годом…Ευτυχισμένο το Νέο Έτος…Onnellista uutta vuotta…

Happy New Year

December 30, 2012



Wishing you all
a Bright, Happy and Prosperous Year 2013 in.


Why is Lions Quest Important?

December 5, 2012

Yaşam Becerileri Programıı

Lions Quest (LQ) is a social and emotional learning (SEL) program. SEL teaches self awareness, social awareness, responsible decision making, self management and relationship management.

Research has shown that when students’ emotional needs are addressed, children do better academically. Statistics have shown that SEL programs can improve academic performance by at least 11 percent! (*)

LQ positively impacts the rate of drug abuse, the violence rate, the drop out rate and problem behavior.

LQ teaches 21st century workforce skills such as:
• Cultural literacy and global awareness
• Complex thinking and reasoning
• Real world application of planning and management

LQ supports character education – teaching values-based skills such as ethical decision making and social consciousness. LQ meets the Character Education Partnership’s Eleven Principles of Effective Character Development.

LQ uses civic engagement and service learning as a hands-on tool to teach these character and SEL skills.

(*)Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL):
This topic is quoted form Lions Quest Prospectus as part of Lions Quest Promotion Services of Istanbul Yeni
Harbiye Lions Club in 2012-2013 Fiscal Year

Reading “Little Prince” Together

December 2, 2012

During the 2012-2013 fiscal year of Lions Club International, our work focusing on raising the literacy percentage and increase the spread of love of reading continues.

We started work on October 22, 2012 that aimed to create an interest in reading by putting on a play and donating books as the same amount of children in the kindergarten we founded with our management and Children First Committee.


On December 1, 2012, we prepared the space booked for a group of friends, both Lion and non-Lion. We were filled with the energy with the help of our friends who designed the posters for our event and those who helped by donating most of the gifts we give to the children.


Our main goal is not just giving books as gifts but to spend time with the children and show them a whole new world of possibilities that comes from reading books and solving puzzles.


We read Little Prince but didn’t reveal the secret Fox gave to Little Prince.

“Learn this secret from the book itself,” we said and played games.

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They were kids, and naturally they had their eyes on the balloons across the room. We are not sure how many of them were curious about the secret Little Prince now knew. It would excited us even if only ten of them were to go ahead to read Little Prince to find out the secret and continued their literary journey with other books.

We give our heartfelt thanks to the administration and teachers that made this possible.

Dear Saadet, Banu, Nilgun, and Ayhan; we offer you our most sincere gratitude for sharing your huge heart, generosity, and being with us.

Dear Lion friends, we found strength from your presence. Thank you.

And last but not least, we would like to thank the Chairman of Children First Committee and our immediate past president Muhterem Cologlu for her continuous support and cooperation within the committee.

Adolescent health

November 27, 2012

” Adolescent health is critical to the health of communities worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO),

One in every five people in the world is an adolescent (ages 10-19).

Adolescents have specific health and development needs, and many face challenges that hinder their well being, including poverty, a lack of access to health information and services, and unsafe environments.

Nearly two-thirds of premature deaths and one-third of the total disease burden in adults are associated with conditions
or behaviors that began in youth, including tobacco and alcohol use, a lack of physical activity, unprotected sex or exposure to violence.

Young people ages 15-24 accounted for an estimated 45% of new HIV infections worldwide in 2007.

At least 20 percent of young people will experience some form of mental illness – such as depression, mood disturbances, substance abuse, suicidal behaviors or eating disorders.

The vast majority of tobacco users worldwide began during adolescence. Today more than 150 million adolescents use tobacco, and this number is increasing globally.

Harmful drinking among young people reduces self-control and increases risky behaviors. Harmful drinking is a primary cause of injuries (including those due to road traffic accidents), violence (especially domestic violence), and premature deaths.

Among 15-19 year olds, suicide is the second leading cause of death, followed by violence in the community and family. Promoting nurturing relationships between parents and children early in life, training in life skills, and reducing access to alcohol and drugs can help prevent violence.

Statistics from the World Health Organization or United Nations organizations UNAIDS or UNICEF 2008:

This topic is quoted form Lions Quest Prospectus as part of Lions Quest Promotion Services of Istanbul Yeni
Harbiye Lions Club in 2012-2013 Fiscal Year

We Support the Lion Quest Life Skills Education Program

November 25, 2012


Yeni Harbiye Lions Club aims to introduce the Lions Quest Life Skills, an education based program, during the 2012-2013 term to families and educators.

Lions Quest Life Skills is a worldwide recognized certificate program that is open to all class and branch teachers and guidance councilors, with access to a wide array of study material and supplies.

Development of social, emotional, and educational skills are the base characteristics of the educational style of the 21st century. Basic need of the contemporary education is to create an educational environment based on the positive relationship between the educator and the pupil.

Social and emotional education provides development in skills necessary to survive in today and tomorrow’s world. This educational program is applied annually to various age groups to help create successful individuals in their academic, social and business lives for the duration of the Lions Quest education.

Thank You Teacher

November 24, 2012


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