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Syrian refugees are now literate

23/05/2019
Language: EN

Turkey was exposed to a large wave of immigration due to the civil war in Syria.

Our country has opened its doors to its neighbors with great hospitality and has been an example to the whole world with this behavior. Due to its proximity to the border, Osmaniye province is one of the cities most affected by this migration wave. The Public Education Center took responsibility in integrating many Syrian families in the Toprakkale district. The illiterate families suffered from problems because they could not handle the formal procedures in society. In order to overcome this problem, field surveys were made for Syrian refugees and many courses were opened.

At the end of the course, our guests learned the Latin alphabet. Last week a Syrian husband and wife came to our course center and said they wanted to learn to read and write. They said they wanted to feel like citizens. They motivated us to come and ask for help as a volunteer. Adjustments have been made and classes have been started despite the intensive course schedule. We continue our adult education activities with the pride of the people who do their job right.

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