The first school offering the Syrian curriculum to Syrian children who have fled the war in their home country to Turkey has opened in the city of Kayseri. The Syrian children were overjoyed to finally be back in school.
Mustafa Yalcin, the general secretary of the Kayseri municipality, the provincial education head Bilal Yilmaz and the provincial assistant mufti Tandogan Topcu were among the honored guests at the opening ceremony.
Hasan Ali Karamercan Imam Hatip middle-school of the Eskisehir Baglari Osmanli neighborhood plans to give Syrian teachers lessons in Turkish, Maths and the Qur'an. In this capacity, IHH's Kayseri office helped 650 Syrian students with their school equipment. Turkish lessons will be given to 690 Syrian students and 200 teachers.
Recep Camdali of IHH's Kayseri board said that the branch had given aid to around 6,000 Syrian refugees in the province. To add, he said:
“We presented our projects to the Kayseri municipality and provincial education authority. Thankfully they said they wanted to see our project in their province. Bilal Yilmaz, the provincial education head, has entrusted us with the Syrian children after they come out from half a day in the Eskisehir Baglari Osmanli neighborhood at the Hasan Ali Karamercan Imam Hatip midde-school in the afternoon. We started thşs project with the Syrian teachers who were among the refugees. As IHH Kayseri, we met the needs of the children in regards to school equipment.”