Fellowship Educational Society was established in 2006 by Turkish Speaking Businessman and Academics resident in Southern UK who are inspired by the teachings of Muslim scholar and peace advocate Fethullah Gülen.
Fellowship Educational Society aims to encourage the social integration of the Turkish-speaking community within the society they live in; improve their educational performance and help them gain valuable skills and qualifications that will appeal to employers.
Fellowship Educational Society’s purposes are mainly:
- For the benefit of the public to advance and promote inter-cultural, inter-faith and inter-communal dialogue, understanding and appreciation in the UK and/or elsewhere.
- For the benefit of the public to encourage, undertake, sponsor and contribute towards academic research, work and publication that relates to inter-cultural, inter-faith or inter-communal dialogue in the UK and/or elsewhere and will contribute either directly or indirectly towards advancing appreciation and understanding of cultures, faiths, religions and communities in the UK and/or elsewhere.
- The promotion of equality and diversity for the benefit of the public in England by promoting the elimination of discrimination on grounds of race, religion, disability or ethnic origin by raising awareness and understanding of the background, qualities and needs of individuals living in and organisations and groups operating in the area of benefit and by promoting attitudes, customs and practices in favour of equality.
- To promote for the benefit of the inhabitants of England and the surrounding area the provision of facilities for recreation or other leisure time occupation of individuals who have need of such facilities by reason of their youth, age, infirmity or disablement, financial hardship or social and economic circumstances, or for the public at large in the interests of social welfare and with the object of improving the condition of life of the said inhabitants.
- To advance the education of students and young people in the UK and/or elsewhere with a view of providing them with help and support towards their academic studies, helping them forge partnership academic work projects, encouraging them to support ongoing community projects of the Society and by encouraging them to contribute towards raising interest in inter-cultural dialogue studies and by providing or assisting in the provision of such facilities, educational establishments, or related services/activities as the trustees shall from time to time determine.