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Supporting Registered Employment of Women through Promoting Educated Child-Caregivers (EDU-CARE)

Action /Activity:

Action I: Employment
Activity I.I: Promoting Decent Work

Title of the Operation:

Supporting Registered Employment of Women through Promoting Educated Child-Caregivers (EDU-CARE)

Operation Number:


Implementation Period:

01.05.2019 – 30.12.2022 (Implementation period was completed.)

Operation Beneficiary:

Social Security Institution (SSI)

Website / Social Media Accounts:

Interventions and Estimated Results:

Implementation period was completed.

The overall objective of the Operation is to create a more favorable and attractive labour market for women by improving the institutional framework and legal practices in order to increase the decent work culture in the Turkish labour market.

The specific purpose of the Operation is to encourage women who are at risk of withdrawing from the labour market due to their care responsibilities for their young children to participate in registered employment by facilitating their integration into the labour market through the Financial Support Programme. In addition, it is thought that a certified working culture will be developed in child care by supporting female employees who are at risk of withdrawing from the labour market.

The target groups of the Operation are;

• Women with a diploma or certificate in childcare
• Women who are working or about to start working in a registered job with children up to the age of 2 (including 24 months) at the time of preliminary application.

Expected impact of the Operation, which is being implemented via direct grant, are as follows:

• 3.700 certified child caregiver women will be able to find a job.
• Around 3.700 mothers who are at risk of withdrawal from labour market due to care responsibilities will be able to continue to participate in the labour market.
• Around 6.000 women will have Childcare Course certificate approved by Ministry of National Education.

Current Situation:
(End of January 2023)
(Implementation period was completed on 31 December 2022.)

The implementation of the Operation started on 1 May 2019 and ended on 31 December 2022.

Via the Operation that is being implemented in Ankara, İstanbul and İzmir, as of 31 December 2022;

• 5.274 mothers started receiving financial support.
• 7.518 child caregivers have received training support.
• 4.491 home visits were made.
• 3 workshops were held.
• 1 research report was designed.
• 1 study visit was realized.
• 12.792 people were directly reached within the scope of the project.