As we are getting prepared for 2017-2018 School Year, refugee students and out of school refugee children will receive your support to start or continue their education by clearing the hurdle that they face.
Our colleagues in 50 different provinces of Turkey are working so hard to identify the children that have no access to school, the ones that need materials to continue their education and students who need support in order to be registered for the school they wish, as they were successful in the exams.
Mohammed is starting a new adventure with your help!
During this process, Mohammed (18) applied to our Multi Service Support Center in Istanbul. He is one of the 4 children. His family is still in Syria and his brothers and sisters have no access to education. Mohamed wanted to stop the rot and made his way to Turkey. He studied until university level and attended many classes. He also worked to afford his basic needs (shelter, food, clean water etc.) while he is trying to improve himself to be successful in the Foreign Student Exam. He attended the exams for Atatürk University, Karadeniz University and Uludag University by covering the entrance fees by himself ($80 each) and he deserves to be selected by Uludag University – Construction Engineering by getting 93/100 points in the exam. You helped Mohammed on his final step to be registered to his school: He needed one last fee ($150) to receive a language certificate from TOMER (Turkish and Foreign Languages Research and Application Center) that shows his Turkish sufficiency. With your valuable donations, we removed his last obstacle and now he can’t wait for the first days in his school!
You supported 8 young students for Vocational Education Centers!
Our colleagues in Adana Life Skills Development Center organized an event to introduce Vocational Education Centers operating under Ministry of National Education that aim at improving the vocational training in Turkey, people’s access to the vocational education and also promote their access to labor market by improving their vocational skills. There were two main requirements for application: A1 Level Turkish and being graduated from at least middle school.
After the event, our refugee students applied to us for help. We contacted Çukurova University TOMER and found out that they can get a certificate which shows that their Turkish level is A1 or higher. After our Turkish teacher who is working at Adana Life Skills Development Center has done a research regarding the system, 8 students are selected and they are supported with your valuable donations ($30 each) in order to afford TOMER Enrollment Test that will define their Turkish Level. After the exam, 4 of them deserved to be registered to the Vocational Education Center. We will also follow others for Public Education Centers.
The Office Manager of our Kahramanmaras Office received an invitation and called us directly! According to invitation, the support of our Association is expected by the authorities of Temporary Education Center in Kahramanmaras. They are planning to create an extra classroom in which Syrian students can get extra Turkish courses during the summer and weekends. With your valuable donations, we started to create the classroom together. Air conditioner is ready, so are floors. Necessary equipment is being prepared. The details? You will read them in our next report and we will share pictures and videos from the opening ceremony and first classes…
We will keep you updated! Thank you so much again and again!