Aya is 16 years old. Having escaped the sound of bombs and gunfire in Syria, she has been in Turkey for almost six years. Aya was determined to finish her studies so took Turkish language classes. She hopes to become a doctor one day so that she can provide treatment to children. Aya’s language courses were part of the Non Formal Education Programme.
The Non Formal Education Programme is implemented in close collaboration between the Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Turkish Red Crescent, and UNICEF. The programme consists of three complementary education components designed for Syrian out-of-school refugee children or who are in-school but need extra educational support. With the financial support of the European Union, the programme aims to reach 65 000 Syrian children and adolescents across Turkey.
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