Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Launch of the curriculum in Ankara, Turkey
Improving the inclusion of migrants and refugees through education

Wednesday, 8 March 2017 - Launch of the project
Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders - Transforming lives through learning

Thursday, 23 March 2017 - Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders event in Ankara, Turkey on TRT Haber TV

Extracts from news item Turkish national television on the launch of the Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders Curriculum on 23rd March 2017

‘The social cohesion of refugees in Turkey will be provided by Syrian educators. For this purpose, the teachers were first to be trained. 62 Syrian educators participated in a training program which lasted for 2 days in Ankara. The name of the project for Adult Educators is “Migrants and Refugees as Re-Builders”.

This project is supported by the European Union’s Erasmus Plus fund, and the aim of the project is to integrate refugees and immigrants into asylum-seeker countries.

The courses are given in Turkey, England, Spain and Sweden. For the trainings in Ankara, 62 educators were selected from among Syrian asylum-seekers living in Turkey. 

Associate Professor Emel Topçu, one of the project coordinators, informed us how the human-centred project was being prepared. She said, “Refugees and immigrants will be first trained as adult educators, and then they will educate their own community.”

The Ankara Social Science University is the Turkish partner of the project. 

Professor Sevgi Kurtulmuş said that education would boost cooperation between the two countries. She said, “We are two countries having religious and historical unity and are limited by the artificial borders. So hopefully by learning to work together, we will see more beautiful ties in the future”.