In alphabetical order... 


Donna Rose Scott

President Emeritus

Mrs. Scott has over 30 years of experience in the education and project development sector. She is one of the founders of Anything For A Smile and served as president of the association from 2008 to 2016.

She has had 20 years of practical know-how and training in strategic human resource development, coaching, administration and management, independent research on teaching strategies, curriculum development, school polices and educational programs. She continues to provide leadership and guidance to the Board of Directors of AFAS.

She and her husband, John Scott, have organized a variety of community and educational projects in Istanbul, Gölcük, Düzce, the GAP region, Adana, and other parts of Turkey, since 1997, in partnership with TEGV, GAP Social Ministry, and the EU Youth Department. She presently resides in Adana, Turkey where she has been living for the past 12 years.

Email: donnarosescott@gmail.com



Dr. Can Eren

Founding Member

Dr. Can previously worked with the Adana street children’s association before joining the Anything For A Smile team. He was instrumental in setting up the association in 2006 and continues to be a vital part of the Association, finding local sponsors and promoting AFAS. 


Email: canmustafaeren@gmail.com








Duygu Özcan

Adana Children’s and Social Projects Coordinator


Duygu Özcan, a graduate of Çukurova University, has volunteered with Anything For A Smile for seven years. She also worked as an EVS volunteer in Romania. She manages the active Güldür Gül volunteer group, which conduct a variety of social programs each month. You can view the Güldür Gül Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/339374416174210/








Ece Kaya

Ankara Project Coordinator

Ece Kaya, a graduate of Çukurova University, has volunteered with Anything for a Smile for over five years. She presently resides in Ankara. She was a regular participant in our “JoyTherapy” programs for children with leukemia. She is a graduate of our 1st level Turkish Sign Language course in Adana and has gone on to become a certified sign language interpreter for the deaf.

Ece presently resides in Ankara and organizes volunteer activities in her free time.








John Scott

Founding Member, Board of Directors

John has worked in the field of Education and Social Development for the past three decades. He co-founded Anything for A Smile charity in Turkey in 2006 and was the co-director of the Adana Deaf Center from 2011 to 2017.

He serves as primary liaison with various donors, government and public departments for the Safe Haven For Refugees project.


Email: johnscott.afas@gmail.com







Ingeborg Koltes

Founding Member of Anything for A Smile

Ingeborg Koltes brings thirty years of experience in the project development sector while working in South East Asia and Europe.

She is one of the primary artists and manager of the Coloring the World project, a team which has painted child-friendly wall murals for over 80 children’s hospital wards and schools throughout Turkey.









Talal Tamerkhan

Refugee Projects Coordinator

Talal Tamerkhan
Talal is from Damascus and is a student at Çukurova University in the Civil Engineering Department. He has been living in Turkey since 2013. Talal speaks English, Turkish and Arabic and has been a great asset to our program with the many refugees in the region. He manages the Safe Haven Refugee Program, which focuses on widows, orphans and refugees in dire circumstances.


Email:   talalov92@gmail.com





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