Posts tagged Turkey

– 7-year old Tas Ismail dreams of being a teacher when she grows up. The little girl took a big step towards her goal today when she and her friends received their first school reports at a UNICEF-built school in Turkey’s Gaziantep province.
Those most excited by the end of term ceremony were Tac and other first-grade students, who collected their first-ever school reports. Tac’s class-mate, Serif Abroz, whose family fled from the Syrian city of Edlib, said he’s now looking forward to playing with his friends as classes end for a two-week break.
The school, in the tented city of Islahiye, opened in November 2013, and was constructed by UNICEF in partnership with the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD). Operating on a double-shift basis, the school has 46 classrooms which hold 2,544 students, ranging from nursery school to high school. There are a total of 69 teachers, 64 of whom are Syrian and five who are Turkish.
(via Syrian students celebrate a first at a UNICEF-built school in Turkey | #ChildrenofSyria)

– 7-year old Tas Ismail dreams of being a teacher when she grows up. The little girl took a big step towards her goal today when she and her friends received their first school reports at a UNICEF-built school in Turkey’s Gaziantep province.

Those most excited by the end of term ceremony were Tac and other first-grade students, who collected their first-ever school reports. Tac’s class-mate, Serif Abroz, whose family fled from the Syrian city of Edlib, said he’s now looking forward to playing with his friends as classes end for a two-week break.

The school, in the tented city of Islahiye, opened in November 2013, and was constructed by UNICEF in partnership with the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD). Operating on a double-shift basis, the school has 46 classrooms which hold 2,544 students, ranging from nursery school to high school. There are a total of 69 teachers, 64 of whom are Syrian and five who are Turkish.

(via Syrian students celebrate a first at a UNICEF-built school in Turkey | #ChildrenofSyria)

“Expressing my opinions without pressure; living in freedom and safety.” This is how one Syrian child, displaced by war and living in a camp in Turkey, defined the rights of the child during an art class organized with the support of UNICEF Turkey.
The art class was one of a series of activities initiated by UNICEF Turkey in the new child-friendly spaces that it has helped to set up at the Osmaniye and Sarıçam camps as part of its ongoing emergency programme Increasing Resilience of Syrian Children under Temporary Protection in Turkey. The child-friendly spaces provide a safe space for children to undertake recreational and respite activities and will provide the opportunity for children to express themselves through activities of their own choosing. (via Syrian children in Turkey build bridges to the future | Back on Track)

“Expressing my opinions without pressure; living in freedom and safety.” This is how one Syrian child, displaced by war and living in a camp in Turkey, defined the rights of the child during an art class organized with the support of UNICEF Turkey.

The art class was one of a series of activities initiated by UNICEF Turkey in the new child-friendly spaces that it has helped to set up at the Osmaniye and Sarıçam camps as part of its ongoing emergency programme Increasing Resilience of Syrian Children under Temporary Protection in Turkey. The child-friendly spaces provide a safe space for children to undertake recreational and respite activities and will provide the opportunity for children to express themselves through activities of their own choosing. (via Syrian children in Turkey build bridges to the future | Back on Track)

Syrian volunteer teachers – men and women, old and young – participate in a teacher training session to learn how to work best with their pupils in Turkey’s camps for Syrian refugees.
[…] There are approximately 1,500 Syrian teachers working in Turkey’s camps for Syrian refugees. Some left their country two years ago; others have been here for just a few months. All of them say the same thing: No matter how difficult the situation we are in, teaching and helping children keeps us on our feet.
(via In Turkey, teachers learn how to work better with their Syrian refugee pupils | Back on Track)

Syrian volunteer teachers – men and women, old and young – participate in a teacher training session to learn how to work best with their pupils in Turkey’s camps for Syrian refugees.

[…] There are approximately 1,500 Syrian teachers working in Turkey’s camps for Syrian refugees. Some left their country two years ago; others have been here for just a few months. All of them say the same thing: No matter how difficult the situation we are in, teaching and helping children keeps us on our feet.

(via In Turkey, teachers learn how to work better with their Syrian refugee pupils | Back on Track)

[TURKEY] As only a few days remain before education restarts in the quake-hit city of Van, school teachers in the city complain of poor living conditions.


Due to their quake-damaged houses, many teachers live in other housing such as large shipping containers or preschools and have complained about the living conditions. Among the teachers’ complaints are communal living standards, such as communal toilets shared by more than 40 people, heating and the inability to cook.