Melda joined Chance to Shine in September 2019. Previously working as a social researcher in Ipsos Turkey, she managed research projects about various topics such as youth, children, gender equality, employment, health and business environment. Melda holds a BA in Sociology and is currently writing her thesis to finish her MA in NGO Management and Social Projects. 

Melda moved to London from Istanbul, Turkey with her family in the beginning of 2019. Coming from a different sporting culture where cricket is not played at all, Melda is finding it interesting to discover a new sport and its strong influence on empowering children and young people. 

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