Turkey School

The first International School for refugee and forgotten children in the world.

Thousands of people have fled from war in Syria and have found asylum in Turkey. Gaziantep, a city near the Syrian-Turkish border, has become the escape route for refugees looking for shelter. Here we are establishing the first international school for refugee and forgotten children.

The school, which was built in a strategic district - between the slums and the richer neighborhood - is a vital reference point in the heart of the crisis. With our innovative methods, we convey values and skills to provide all children with the same opportunities to grow up free and independent.

THE SITUATION IN GAZIANTEP

  3.6m refugees in Turkey

  450k refugees in Antep

  70% women and children


92% of the children drop out of school before they are 10 years old.


* source UNHCR, 2020

The International School

Our school provides a high level of education, according to our education method standards. The curriculum lasts 7 years: one preparatory year, four years of middle school and two years of secondary school. These last years are structured around an international curriculum.

Subjects range from languages, science, arts and humanities in a multidisciplinary perspective. The curriculum is delivered alongside the values of responsibility, generosity, critical thinking and independence. We aim to graduate strong people who are socially conscious and who will grow into professionals that face the challenges of the future and are responsive to the changes needed in the world.


“Beraber” - “together” in Turkish - has been set up in partnership with a local organization, and is the first contact with Still I Rise for young refugees. Through a didactic and recreational approach aimed at language learning, children first join the center informally so that they can get introduced to the Still I Rise culture and approach. This improves their chances of joining the international school at a later time.


Through staff recruitment and the curriculum, we are able to provide our children with a team of highly-qualified teachers. Full time schooling will also offer a chance to socialize among the variety of recreational and practical activities we will offer.

MAKE A WISH COME TRUE

Help us to purchase teaching materials for our school in Turkey!

We have created different lists for the materials we need most. We will buy them in local shops and local e-commerce websites to bring to our students high-quality learning materials.

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