Atatürk University


Under the direction of the Provincial Directorate of National Education, which aims to improve the quality of education services offered to disadvantaged students and to improve their living standards and within the scope of the project organized in partnership with Atatürk University and Aziziye Municipality, design skill workshops established in schools were supported 3 million Turkish Liras by the Northeast Anatolia Development Agency (KUDAKA).

Providing information on the details of the project, Atatürk University Project Development and Coordination Office Director Prof. Dr. Hasan Özdemir said that the overall goal of the project was to establish design skill workshops in schools and contribute to improving the quality of educational services offered to disadvantaged students and raising their living standards.

Özdemir stated that the main purpose of education is “to educate individuals who are productive and happy, capable of thinking, perceiving and problem solving, who have the characteristics of entrepreneurship and innovation with a sense of self-confidence and responsibility, individuals who have assimilated national culture, who are open to sharing and communication, who have strong artistic and aesthetic feelings, who are prone to using technology” and on the occasion of the project which took shape in line with this basic objective, design skill workshops (TBA) were established in middle schools where socioeconomic disadvantaged students were concentrated in Erzurum and students would be educated in artistic, cultural, sportive and scientifically rich environments.

The Project Covers 6 Thousand Students

Project Development and Coordination Office Director  Özdemir expressed that in this way, the quality of education by increasing the educational opportunities of students will be provided more benefit, and socio-economic contribute to the reduction of the disadvantage of depending on their levels. He said: “These workshops will serve as a living space for approximately 6 thousand students studying in secondary schools where disadvantaged students are outnumbered and spend their time in line with their interests, abilities and skills. The workshops will support the improvement of students ' academic achievements as well as the development of their social and cognitive skills. In addition, students will be free from the risk of being dragged into negative environments and behaviors by spending time in these workshops during off-course hours”