There has been an earthquake in the south eastern Turkish province of Van, killing at least 650 people and leaving more than 2000 injured. Survivors of the earthquake are now struggling against a number of problems such as cold weather, lack of enough food and clean water, insufficient number of shelter tents etc. Schools have been temporarily closed but the education process is planned to be restarted in the beginning of December. By showing them that there are people who care about them, it could be possible to strengthen their will of resisting against the problems still continuing in their home-town. Writing letters and recording videos expressing the support and awareness of other pupils will be of vital importance for the teachers and students in Van.
Posted by: Hakan TARHAN
Unfortunately, the schools in Van and Ercis (the cities which were affected most by the earthquake) is not restarted by the time being. I have been in contact with some local authorities there and as soon as the schools are restarted. I will send a private message to all the members of the project and inform you about the school with which you are matched.