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The Little Society of Kyrenia funds exciting school projects in the Karpaz
Like many schools in the Karpaz, Ziyamet Primary School attracts children from surrounding villages, has a dedicated teaching staff and an energetic Parent Teachers Association.
Now, thanks to a 10,000TL grant from the Little Society of Kyrenia, the pupils have an opportunity for new experiences. Ibrahim Bayikoglu, the Head Teacher, is determined to use the money to help develop the educational, social and cultural needs of the children. As well as providing seminars for the parents of younger children on how to make the most of their education and arranging for Social Services to advise parents of the 33 special needs pupils on how to cope with some of the difficulties, he has a full programme of fun organised. The younger children have already visited a local bakery, fire station and post office and will soon be going on trips to the Kibris newspaper and visiting museums in Guzelyurt and Lefkosa to help to understand their heritage. They are also going to a cinema, which none of them have experienced before. Social awareness and an understanding of nature is an important part of the programme. They are planning to plant trees around the school and introduce recycling bins so that the children will appreciate the need of this.
Staff and supporters of Ziyamet Primary School - Karpaz
The school organises an annual tea party to raise money and thank everyone involved in supporting their activities. This year it was held on Sunday 12th January in Yenierenkoy. Mothers of the 280 children who attend the school, pupils and teachers all met to enjoy coffee and cakes, music, dancing and an almost never ending raffle with prizes supplied by local businesses.
The Head Teacher took the opportunity to thank the Little Society of Kyrenia for their generosity. Ibrahim said ‘Thank you for all your support. Without this money our children would never have had the opportunity to experience many of the things which other young people take for granted. It has helped them to appreciate the importance of education and the culture which is part of their heritage’.