Education Activities For Youngers and Children

It is aimed that students acquire skills in the academic and social fields, improve existing skills and reach the same level of interaction with their peers.

The Psychological Counseling and Guidance Unit of the Refugees Association offers consultation to teachers in 66 schools in the district with the cooperation protocol it has signed with the Sultanbeyli District Directorate of National Education and provides pedagogical support to 3850 students and parents under temporary protection in these schools.
In this context, school attendance and academic status follow-up in the unit, group and individual counseling services for psychosocial support, parent work to support the education life of children, school meetings and family workshops to strengthen the school-family-child relationship, social adaptation activities to support the integration of the students in the district, studies are conducted to direct the relevant units and institutions.

Working Method:

Beneficiariy Detection

First contact with the beneficiary

Detection of the needs of beneficiary

Creating an aim on psychological counseling

Determining the strategy and intervention methods

Directings, managing the counseling process

Ending and observation



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It is emphasized that education is the right of every child and that it should be free and open to everyone on the basis of equal opportunity, regardless of gender, in article 42 of the 1982 Constitution and article 28 of the children’s rights agreement signed by Turkey. Foreign students under Temporary Protection in Turkey also have the right to receive education in public schools. Temporary Protection Identity document and address statement are required for registration in public schools. A student can only register in the school closest to his/her residence address. The registration process is carried out by applying to the administrative unit of the relevant school together with the documents.

Student attendance at school is a condition for a child to follow the annual education plan. The requirement for unjustified absence from school has been determined as 20 days by the Ministry of National Education. Absence can only be accepted under the following conditions by submitting the necessary documents to the administration: In case of illness or an emergency (such as a funeral). On the other hand, it is not right not to send your child to school for reasons such as birthdays, shopping, taking care of other children, small family events or to fall a sleep. Doctor and other health appointments for your child should coincide with either before or after school or school holidays.

Equivalency procedures for children under Temporary Protection are made with a class promotion exam conducted by the school administration on certain dates.

Public schools offer toll transportation services with contracted service companies. In addition, within the scope of the PICTES project for students under Temporary Protection, shuttle support can be provided according to the request of the school, if the age of students who need free shuttle service at the school is 10 or more, if the student is at least 2 km away from the school, if the student has a special situation.

In order to determine the Turkish proficiency of foreign students in Turkey, the TÖMER exam is held in the first stage and then the Foreign Student Exam (YÖS) is applied. YÖS applications are announced on the website of the relevant university on the dates determined by the universities themselves. While preparing for YÖS, students’ proficiency in General Ability and Mathematics are measured. There are also universities that accept them with a high school diploma. For this, students must follow the announcements on the university pages.

The PICTES project, supported by the European Union, is implemented by the Ministry of National Education in certain schools in order to make children under Temporary Protection in Turkey access to education and to contrbute social cohesion of them . In  this context, guidance teachers, Turkish trainers and Syrian trainers appointed to schools within the scope of the project, working on providing Turkish language training for students under temporary protection, ensuring their academic equivalence with their peers through catch-up courses, supporting students with special needs in subjects such as educational materials and service, and strengthening their adaptation to school. carried out by.

Children with mental retardation, autism, hearing and/or visual impairment, learning disability, traumatic brain injury, language and speech difficulties, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders should receive support from relevant specialists for special education.

Special education needs are determined by  guidence teachers and psychological counselors that work in the schools and after that according  the results of the Psychiatry and Guidance Research Center (RAM) evaluations and reports  . According to the reports received, the student is placed in the appropriate class or educational institution.

If the child is registered in any school, you can get support from the psychological counselor and/or the Psychological Counseling and Guidance unit of the Refugee Association.

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child considers all individuals under the age of 18 as children. According to Article 32 of the relevant convention, it is stated that children should be protected from “economic exploitation, any kind of work that is objectionable in terms of education and harmful to their health and physical, mental, spirtual, moral and social development”. In the face of child labor, within the framework of the law, families may face some material and moral sanctions such as education, counseling and care measures.

The strong relationship between school-parent-child significantly affects the educational life of the child. As parents, you can have meetings with the classroom teacher about the academic situation of the child or with the school counselor about the child’s adaptation to school and personal problems by regularly attending the parent meetings held at the schools. For parents of foreign students, the most important barrier in communication with the school is the language barrier. In cases where you cannot communicate with the school, you can apply to the relevant association’s psychological counselor.

As a parent, you have great responsibilities in the academic success of your child. The education curriculum in Turkey is implemented in Turkish. In order to stay in touch with your child’s school and to keep track of homework, knowing Turkish will contribute significantly to you and your child’s academic success. In addition, parents’ support of the child’s attendance at school and encouraging the child to school also have a positive effect on academic success.

In order to support foreign students in Turkish language skills, the Ministry of National Education opens integration classes in schools within the PICTES project. In addition, if your child cannot attend integration classes, you can support your child’s language skills by enrolling in ÇOGEM Turkish courses. On the other hand, an important factor in supporting language skills is the active use of the language desired to be acquired in social relations. In this context, you can support your child’s communication and relationship with their peers and encourage them to speak Turkish at home.


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