Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP) program, sponsored by Junior Chamber International, serves to formally recognize young people who excel in their chosen fields and exemplify the best attributes of the world’s young people.
Our Turkish advocate, Alp Koksal is chosen as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons in Turkey and awarded First Prize for “Humanitarian and Voluntary Leadership” in his country for 2017. TOYP awards are given out worldwide annually since 1983, but they root back to the 1930’s. The past winners include names such as John F. Kennedy, Bill Clinton and Orson Welles in the United States.
Alp has been leading Khan Academy Türkçe, one of Khan Academy’s first international partners with an office of nearly 20 people and 500 volunteers, for the last five years. He also serves as the general manager of the Foundation for the Translation of Scientific and Technical Publications, the education foundation of the STFA Group, one of the most rooted conglomerates in Turkey. Khan Academy TR provides a free library of over 6,000 Khan Academy videos in Turkish, which are made available in all schools in Turkey with collaborations. Having keynoted major conferences before, Alp was awarded this significant prize due to his various accomplishments to support the digital transformation of education, civil society and social entrepreneurship in Turkey. Congratulations to Alp and the Turkish Team!