The ENKA Foundation was established in 1983 to uphold and advance the company culture’s core philosophy and values that have the ultimate goal of the advancement of the intellectual, physical and spiritual development of human civilization.
Accordingly, the Sadi Gülçelik Sports Complex was founded in 1983 in Istanbul on the gentle slopes of Istiniye. Sadi Gülçelik is irrefutable evidence of ENKA Foundation’s commitment and ability to actually realize its mission through enrichment programs that introduce Turkish youth to sport and make it a central part of their lives that identifies talent and potential using scientific methods that can offer coaching and training to raise champions in the international arena as well. The strengthening of educational and social structures is a natural area for the foundation to work in for the fulfilment of its mission.
The ENKA Foundation began by establishing the Sadi Gülçelik Sports Complex, which resulted in the founding of the ENKA Sports Club. In 1996 ENKA Schools was established on the same site in Istinye, followed by ENKA Schools in Adapazarı which was launched just after the devastating 1999 earthquake in order to help children who were affected. Then, in 2008 the foundation launched the Private ENKA Technical and Industrial Vocational High School and the Private ENKA Science and Technology High School in Gebze. ENKA Culture and Arts, works with all its different units and foundation members towards disseminating and sharing the wealth of its heritage with society at large.