Aise whose father lost his life in the civil war in Syria, is 14 years old and the eldest child of a family with five children. Aise, her mother and siblings came to Türkiye by way of irregular migration routes six years ago. Her mother remarried in Türkiye and she had two more children from her marriage.
The family expressed that one of the top priorities is to keep their children’s education. All school-age children in the house are continuing their education.
While Aise, Omer and Fatima maintain their education, Mehmed and Hulud need breast milk and care. The mother, whose profession is a nurse in Syria, says that she is unable to work owing to taking care of her children.
After Aise and her family moved to another house, Aise was out of school due to the lack of quota at the school in the region. During this process, the family was upset and couldn’t find any solution thereby they consulted to Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) and asked for support. ASAM reached the schools in the region and went to school with the family by providing vehicle and interpreter support. After the re-registration process was completed, Aise returned to school.
Aise, who is in the last year of secondary school and preparing for the High School Exams, says that she also attends High School Exams Preparation Course. She addes that her interest towards lessons has increased since she returned to school and she likes most chemistry and physics lessons.
Aise wants to be a nurse likewise her mother. Her mother smiled and said, “My daughter wants to be a nurse because I am a nurse. And I tell her that I'm already a nurse, and you should be a doctor." said.
The mother also addes that she gives importance to the education of children and that the education of girls should be supported, she and Aise express thanks to ASAM for their support.
Note: The real name of the beneficiaries has been changed.