Education problems that refugee communities are facing was the subject of the closing panel of Eurie 2017-Eurasian Educatiğon Summit.
The panel chaired by Muzaffer Baca –EURAS General Secretary and International Blue Crescnt(IBC) Vice President.
Speakers of the panel were Mr Jean Marie Garelli-UNHCR Turkey Assistant,Dr Chiharu Condo UNICEF Education Specialist,Anjalina Sen-BPRM Turkey Representative,Mazen Abulhosn-IOM Turkey Deputy Representative and Metin Corabatir-IGAM President.
Topics that discussed were related with the Access to Education For Refugee Students:Their challenges and achievements.
On behalf of IBC ,Muzaffer Baca presented the projects focusing on the education of Syrian children and adults in Turkey and activities for integration between Turks and Syrians including Turkish training lessons and child caravans.IBC is running six chilf friendly spaces,four temporary education centers,three community center one women support center,one youth center and dealing with education and training needs of around 10000 Syrians in Istanbul,Gaziantep,Kilis and Sanliurfa.
Mr Garelli referred to UNHCR policies regarding the higher education needs of Syrian university students and gave examples of cooperation between Turkish Hşgher Education Council,Yunus Emre program and the state and private universities themselves.
Ms Kondo submitted information about UNICEF Turkey program which is focused on covering salaries and stipends of teachers and training staff in the framework of the agreement between UNIEC and MONE Turkey.
Ms Sen,provided information about BPRM priorities worldwide and in Turkey and focused on BPRM program in Turkey which is implemented through INGO s,UN organisations and Turkish NGO s.She referred to coordination difficulties with the authorities of Turkey
Mr Abulhosn submitted information about the projects that IOM implements with IBC and Yuva NGO s and Gaziantep Chamber of Commerce focusing on vocational training and enterpreneurship of Syrian youth
Mr Corabatır,summarised the historical phases of refugee status and the Turkish approach to the Syrian case focusing on the contradictions we do face on written laws and realities in the field.
Representatives of Turkish and international NGO s and universities worldwide attended the closing panel