Meet Our Team

Our team believes that children learn more from how they are taught than from what they are taught. Children explore the connections between science and REAL life challenges.

Relationship-centered, Experimental, Adaptive, Local

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Didem Cikse

Didem most recently worked for venture capital in Turkey, investing in early-stage technology startups. Before there, she was the manager of Arikovani/Turkcell, the leading crowdfunding platform of Turkey. Didem was a co-founder of YGA Ventures and as a marketer, she helped grow three tech startups in solar energy, smart home technologies, and location-based technologies. She also contributed to the creation and execution of YGA educational program for children.

Sylvain Roussari

Sylvain has been mentoring children from New York to Istanbul for the past 7 years. He is also working closely with Professor O. Houdé, Director of the Laboratory for the Psychology of Child Development and Education at CNRS- Paris Descartes. Sylvain participates in cognitive neuroscience and education sciences conferences in Turkey and Europe. He also loves new challenges, sports, and intensive training!

Cihan Özalevli

Cihan is a successful entrepreneur in renewable energy. He led the world's first hybrid geothermal-concentrated solar system project and was awarded by MIT Under 35. His team also developed Turkey’s first floating solar system in 2014 and with this project he was elected as one of Forbes 30 under 30 in 2016. Afterwards, he co-founded Twin Science and Robotics which develops robotics and coding kits for children. He is responsible for product and content development.

Berk Sürücü

Berk was one of the leading members of a several award finalist and winner Turkish team - FRC3646 INTEGRA- that participated in International robotics contests (Chairman’s Finalist Award at 2017 Houston Championship, Roebling Division Finalist alliance of the 2018 Houston Championship). He was also one the first high school Microsoft student partners. He started teaching robotics and coding to children few years ago through major social projects in collaboration with Habitat, the Vodafone Foundation and YGA. He keeps creating new content for children to nurture and grow their skills.

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