All Turkish students to keep a minute of silence for Gazan children

All Turkish students will keep a minute of silence for the Gazan dead, particularly children and students, who lost their life because of 17-day Israeli offensive.

All Turkish students to keep a minute of silence for Gazan children
World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish education ministry contributes to common sensitivity about Gaza amid primary and high school students, organizing painting and essay contests and aid campaing across the country.

Minister of National Education, Huseyin Celik, issued notice calling on schools to keep a minute of silence for the Gazan dead, particularly children and students, who lost their life because of 17-day Israeli offensive.

Celik said in a statement, that "Atrocity in Gaza will be cursed and solidarity with Gazan people will be staged by keeping a minute of silence in primary and high schools on 13 January 2009 at 11.00."

Anadolu agency quoted Celik also as saying "that a painting and essay contests with the theme of "Humanity Drama in Palestine" will be organized among primary and high schools students."

The awarded pictures and essays will be displayed in Turkey and abroad, supporting to provide common sensitivity.

Aid campaign

Meanwhile, Ministery of National Education launched an aid campaign for Gazan people.

Celik underlined that a humantarian drama was unfolding in Gaza.

Celik said that minister also organised an aid campaign like many foundations.

"We prepared a statement and we sent it governorships of 81 cities," he said, adding "the process began to establish commissions in education directorates and donation envelopes would be sent to students."

"Letter for parents will be put in the envelopes", he said.

In the letter, it was written that "I'm sure that, Turkish people will show sensitivity as they did before. Maybe, we can not stop the bleeding blood in Gaza and bring back the deads. But, at least, I think that these donations are meaningfull to heal the wounds of Gazan survivors and to send food to hungry children. I believe that all the ministry organization will be mobilized and Ministry of National Education will be the foundation which recieves biggest donation."

The donations will be amassed in a ministry account, he added, they will not be sent as a cash, but they will be used for building of school or hospital.

He said he has already thanked students, parents, teachers, directors of schools, governors and district governors for their valuable contributions."


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