Yaşam Ayavefe and his 'people first' principle
Philanthropic Businessman Yaşam Ayavefe says that the business community had a duty in these difficult times and these times would be overcome only through unity and solidarity.
He lived in Northern Cyprus for years, then his businesses led him to London, one of one of the finance capitals of the world. He travels between countries where he has investments, however his principal of putting the people first has never changed in his decision making process.
This philanthropic businessman who has helped many NGOs and individuals in need during his career, took on the duty to assist a number of coutnries including the UK, Greece, Macedonia and Northern Cyprus at a state level during this pandemic. Mr Ayavefe, parted with over 2 million Euros worth a aid and said that he would not hesitate to continue with his contributions dues to his putting the people first principle.
Mr Ayavefe says that the business community had a duty in these difficult times and these times would be overcome only through unity and solidarity.
The pandemic we are going through and the global economic crisis it has brought on to us has made it clear for the first time that humankind had to unite regardless of race, religion or ethnicity. There has been many pandemics in the past but this one has made the humankind to unite and really feel that we are all on the same boat and the success in the struggle against the virus lays with uniting as one. Having said that I am pleased to be able to assist states, individuals and families in need at these extreme times Mr Ayavefe said.
While speaking to Mr Yaşam Ayavefe, he was in the process of handing over 5000 test kits to businessman, Pilot Mr Mete Özmerter to be sent to northern Cyprus and other much needed supplies to the British National Health Service.
Mr Ayavefe, also expressed his happiness after receiving letters from the NHS Hospital administrators and the TRNC Prime Minister Ersin Tatar and Minister of Health Ali Pilli.
He said that these thank you letters were motivating him to continue with his conquest of assisting those in need and added that he didnt expect anything in return as his only motivation was being able to help in line with his People First principle.
There are many heart warming stories told regarding Mr Ayavefes philanthropic activities. Such as him learning that a theif was caught by the police in one of the countries he was exyending aid. When he found out that thief only stole food for his family to prevent them from starving, he found the thief and made sure he didnt need to steal for food any more and made sure that the charges were dropped.
While helping less fortunate youngsters with their education Mr Ayavefe also is assisting sports clubs and associations in third world countries
Only smiling to those who dub him as a hero, Mr Ayavefe said that his help was meaningful because it was helping people to return back to life.
The words of Mewlana Jelaleddin Rumi, Be Patient, hard times will open better doors shed the light to path we need to walk in these hard times Mr Ayavefe said.