Emergency Response for Ukrainians

by Association for Social Development and Aid Mobilization
Emergency Response for Ukrainians
Emergency Response for Ukrainians
Emergency Response for Ukrainians
Emergency Response for Ukrainians
Emergency Response for Ukrainians
Emergency Response for Ukrainians
Emergency Response for Ukrainians
Emergency Response for Ukrainians

Project Report | Feb 23, 2024
Step from the Shadow of War to a Bright Future

By ASAM | Project Leader

Valeriya, whose education was interrupted due to the war, continues her education journey in Türkiye.

Valeriya, entering Türkiye from Ukraine, escaped from the effects of the war and stepped into a new life. Valeria is 17 years old. She came to Türkiye with his grandmother and brother two years ago. Her mother and father still live in Ukraine. Valeriya stated that they stayed in a shelter with her family after the war and then decided to come to Türkiye to continue her education.

Valeriya, reaching Türkiye with a 21-hour bus ride after setting off from Ukraine, said that she had difficulty in the adaptation process at first due to language and cultural differences. However, she told that she started to get used to her new life by continuing Turkish course.

Continuing her online education in Ukraine, Valeriya is also studying Turkish and learning Turkish at the Public Education Center of the province where she lives. Valeriya, who plans to complete her university education in Türkiye, has a great interest in painting and dreams of becoming a painter in the future.

Despite cultural and language barriers, Valeriya emphasized that people in Türkiye support them and she is happy about this situation. In addition to the legal and social support provided to the family through the Association for Social Development and Aid Mobilization (ASAM) and Ukrainian Associations, contributions were also made to support Valeriya's school.

Valeriya said that despite the difficulties she experienced, she was grateful for the events and support in Türkiye. She also added that the most important thing for her is healthy communication between family, friends and society, and emphasized that people should love and respect each other and value freedom.

Valeriya stated that she had the opportunity to communicate with Turkish youth by attending youth camps during her life in Türkiye and that these experiences gave her strength. Her grandmother, Yevgeniye, emphasized that children should grow up in a safe and happy environment and said, "Children should meet in parks, not in shelters."

Valeriya inspired children and adults from her own experiences, showing that people should approach each other with love and respect.

(Note: The real name of the beneficiary has been changed.)

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Association for Social Development and Aid Mobilization

Location: Ankara - Turkey
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Project Leader:
Buket Bahar Dvrak
Ankara , Turkey

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