International Blue Crescent Relief and Development Foundation has launched its Turkish Language Courses for Syrian Youth and Children Project, supported by Theirworld. This pilot Project aims to eliminate language barrier as the biggest obstacle against school enrollement of refugees and creates various integration opprtunities through communication. 600 young Syrian refugees between 15- 19 years old and 600 Syrain children between 5- 6 years old are registered in the course schdedule.
Academic part of the Project is being conducted by İstanbul Aydın Üniversity Turkish Language Teaching Center’s ( TÖMER) experienced instructors and classrooms in Florya Campus and Bakırköy Continious Education Center are being used during implementation. Youth group will have the opprtunity to start from from A1 level and graduate from B2 level and the ones who can pass the exam will be granted TÖMER certificate. Beneficiaries can find opprtunity to have shuttle service anda re distributed snack packs during lunch breaks until the end of pilot implementation period that will finish in September. At the end of this project, children are expected to better communicate with their peers and have a smooth transition to state school system through game based teaching techniques . In addition to this, young beneficaries are expected to have better academic level at school and higher rates in university enrollment.