Turkish aid group helps students, disabled in Bulgaria

Turkish aid group helps students, disabled in Bulgaria

RAZGRAD - Anadolu Agency

The state-run Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) on Sept. 17 distributed gifts among students and disabled people in northeastern Bulgaria.

TİKA distributed educational requirements, including sports equipment and tablets.

TİKA’s Balkans and Eastern Europe department head Mahmut Çevik visited five schools in Razgrad city to provide aid to more than 1,000 students.

It marked TİKA’s 801st education project in the Balkans, Çevik said.

He also said five disabled people benefited from battery-operated wheelchairs as part of TİKA’s aid project.

TİKA realized a total of 5,000 income-generating projects in the Balkans and Eastern Europe over the last 15 years in the fields of education, health, infrastructure, capacity building, culture, agriculture and animal husbandry, Çevik added.

Also on Sept. 17, TİKA distributed tablets to 300 pupils and 30 teachers at Riyad al-Aqsa schools in East Jerusalem.

While carrying out the school’s maintenance, the agency distributed the tablets to students who are mostly poor and orphans.