Turkey-founded center gives Syrians vocational training in Azaz
The courses include Turkish language education, hairdressing, graphic design, tailoring, electric and electronics, as well as operation and maintenance of heavy machinery.
Mahmut Kesikminare, deputy director of the Kilis National Education Directorate, and his team frequently visit the public education center to follow the developments and needs of the center.
Remi Allavi, vice principal of the education center, told state-run Anadolu Agency that women were more interested in the courses.
Allavi said: “Our students will have a new profession with the help of their training here. Some of them had previously worked in some other professions and they are learning new ones here.”
“I am planning to open my own business after completing the training, may God bless Turkey,” said Sameer Zekku, a student receiving training to become a hairdresser.
Syria has only just begun to emerge from a devastating conflict that began in 2011 when the Assad regime cracked down on demonstrators with unexpected ferocity.