EMİNE ERDOĞAN AND POLISH PRESIDENT DUDA'S SPOUSE VISITED PITKES OFFICEPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spouse Emine Erdoğan and Agata Karnhause Duda, spouse of Polish President Andrzej Sebastian who paid an official visit to Turkey visited the Office of Project to Support Integration of Syrian Children to Turkish Education System (PIKTES). Duda received information about the changes in the education system during the Covid-19 pandemic and how the Ministry of National Education gave support to children during this period from Deputy Minister of National Education Mustafa Safran.
Deputy Minister of National Education Mustafa Safran greeted Emine Erdoğan and Kornhauser Duda at the office of PIKTES. Later, the two first ladies visited the PIKTES Project Office.
PIKTES Director Erkan Açıkgöz made a presentation to Emine Erdoğan and Kornhauser Duda about the project.
Emine Erdoğan stated that Syrians stayed at the camps prepared for Syrian refugees after they came to Turkey adding that these camps are recognized as one of the finest camps in the World.
Noting that Turkey continues to provide aid to Syrian refugees, Mrs. Erdoğan said, "Our solidarity with our Syrian fellows became an example for the entire World."
Meanwhile, Kornhauser Duda reminded that she is a trainer and wanted to visit PIKTES and received information about the education of Syrian children due to her background.
Duda received information about the changes in the education system during Covid-19 pandemic and how the Ministry of National Education gave support to children during this period from Deputy Minister of National Education Mustafa Safran.
"You have achieved an important success during a very short period of time about the education of Syrian children. This must be hard. There are not only children, there are also parents. Due to this reason, it is a very large project."
First lady Duda asked if the European Union kept its promise to give financial support for Syrian refugees and she was informed that the EU had only paid 2.7 billion euros although it pledged to pay 6 billion euros.
Stressing that education of Syrian children is very important, Duda said, "Children are the future. Now, the future of the World is at your hands."