Near East College students donated the income they earned by selling the cosmetic products they produced in the laboratory at the event they organized during the National Chemistry Week, to the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Fight Against Cancer. 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th-year students showed great interest in the event organized by the Near East College Chemistry Department in order to strengthen the sensitivity of the students towards society while learning by experience.
Within the scope of the event, which aims to show the importance of chemistry in human life, which is called the central science because it brings together many sciences from physics to mathematics, from biology to medicine, Near East College students experienced chemical experiments conducted in cosmetic production and produced many products such as organic hand cream, lip balm and soap in the laboratory environment. In addition to these, students who produce edible products also offered cotton candy making, popcorn making and various cakes at the stands they set up in the school garden.
The proceeds donated to children with leukemia!
The products, which were sold on campus by students who learn and produce by experience, were met with great interest by students and teachers. The bookmarks, stickers and magnets they prepared in order to increase the income generated at the event were also offered for sale. The proceeds from the sale were donated to the Kemal Saraçoğlu Foundation for Children with Leukemia and Fight Against Cancer.
Yeliz Akça: “With our event, while our students learned by doing, they also experienced the happiness of solidarity with individuals in need by donating their income.”
Yeliz Akça, Head of the Chemistry Department of Near East College, said that with the event they held on the occasion of National Chemistry Week, they aimed for students to learn by experiencing the effects of chemistry in daily life. When the matter is dissolved, every phenomenon created by matter can be understood in the world. In this way, everything about the investigated substance is known and learned, thanks to chemistry. We wanted our students to experience this effect by producing products such as cosmetics and food with the data obtained from research on chemical compounds.”
Akça said that the students were very excited about these studies, which they had the opportunity to experience in a laboratory environment, and that they got a very good result, and said, “Thanks to the extensive laboratory facilities of our school, our students have the opportunity to carry out each experiment and to reach permanent data.” Yeliz Akça, who emphasized that the chemistry lesson should not remain in theory, said, “With our activity, while our students learn by doing, they also experienced the happiness of solidarity with individuals in need of help by donating their income.”