Kibar Holding’s “We Will Heal Together” visit to children affected by the earthquake

May 2023

Kibar Holding, one of the leading industrial organizations in Türkiye, continues its help to the region affected by the earthquake. The company lastly boosted the morale of approximately 400 children in the region with its visit to İskenderun, accompanied by Kibar Holding Chairperson of the Board Ali Kibar, Kibar Holding CEO, Haluk Kayabaşı, and Kibar Holding CFO Sabri Tütüncü, thanks to the coordination of Kibar Volunteers.

Kibar Holding, which has been sending help to the region from the first day of the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquake until now, visited the students of İskenderun Kılıç Ali Paşa Primary School and Semiha Kibar Kindergarten as well as the children of Assan Port, Assan Panel and Assan Logistics' employees, aged 4-11, accompanied by volunteers and its upper management, in İskenderun, by saying “We Will Heal Together.” In the visit accompanied by Kibar Holding Chairperson of the Board Ali Kibar, Kibar Holding CEO Haluk Kayabaşı, Kibar Holding CFO Sabri Tütüncü and Kibar Volunteers, gift boxes consisting of fun and educational materials, were given to children.

Ali Kibar: “We support our children to make their dreams come true”

Kibar Holding Chairperson of the Board Ali Kibar, who met the children in İskenderun, said “With ‘Kibar Volunteers’, who carry out our group’s corporate social responsibility projects with the focus on education and children, we enjoyed opening a fully-equipped kindergarten class at Kılıç Ali Paşa Primary School not too long ago. Now, we are here the boost the morale of the children here in the region. We have seen how vital the spirit of unity, solidarity, and cooperation is for the future of our country in these earthquakes, like in every obstacle. We act with this spirit, and continue to carry out our activities for our children, who are the future of our country, to properly guide them and to help them make their dreams come true in the path of logic, science, and love.”

Haluk Kayabaşı: “We will continue to create social benefits”

Explaining that they had realized several projects, which enabled equality in opportunity in this field by prioritizing “Education and Children” with the Kibar Volunteers project, Kibar Holding CEO, Haluk Kayabaşı also expressed “We organized April 23rd Painting Contest, which has become a tradition for the last seven years and to which the children of our employees participate in the theme of “We Will Heal Together.” We chose this motto in order to minimize the fear and worry that our dear children living in different regions to the earthquake disasters experience, to somewhat boost their morale, to show how important the feelings of unity, solidarity, and cooperation are, and to better tell the “We Are Strong Together” principle of our Group to our children. Today, in the event, the whole process of which was organized by Kibar Volunteers, we enjoy the happiness of bringing the paintings from the April 23rd Painting Contest with children affected by the earthquake in a digital environment, as well as our gifts. As Kibar Holding, we resolutely continue to heal the wounds of the regions and to create social benefits.”