"A Pair of Happiness" project came to life to provide resistant shoes to low-income students who are educated in the rural schools in Anatolia. We've been aiming to provide a total of 10.000 pairs of shoes to those stu-dents in need across 33 cities. Elementary school students from 1st to 3rd grade were chosen as our target age group as they are amongst the most vulnerable to harsh weather conditions and long commutes to schools At this project, which has held with the cooperation of teachers and local minicipalities; transmitting some of the shoes to the children directly with one to one communication, has played an important role on defining the children who are in need of one to one sponsorship. The project was started in 2016 as special licenced charity campaign and completed in the end of 2017 .
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The resistant shoes, feature sturdy soles and are all water-proof. Sections of them up front and in the back were hardened through injection molding to resist deformation. They were designed with velcro straps so that children can easily put them on and off. Straps were strengthened with an additional layer of leather. Inner-lining of the shoes were made from "tartan" fabric that's used in seasonal shoes, which provides sweatproof comfort during the months of Spring. You can inspect details of them in photos below.