New Zealand is set to fund a new school for Syrian child refugees sheltering in Turkey’s southeast as part of its humanitarian aid program, according to a letter published in Turkey’s Official Gazette Tuesday, Turkey’s Anadolu Agency (AA) reported.

According to the letter written by New Zealand Ambassador to Turkey Jonathan Andrew Curr, his country is donating NZ$1.28 million (around US$$900,000) for construction of a 23-classroom school in the southeastern Sanliurfa province.

The grant will also be used for necessary equipment including writing boards, chairs, desks, heating and cooling systems, and landscape design.

Turkey’s Education Ministry will be responsible for handling the school’s construction process in its entirety, from choosing a location to organising the opening ceremony. Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests — which erupted as part of the Arab Spring uprisings — with unexpected ferocity.–

Source: NAM News Network

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New Zealand is set to fund a new school for Syrian child refugees sheltering in Turkey's southeast as part of its humanitarian aid program, according to a letter published in Turkey's Official Gazette Tuesday, Turkey's Anadolu Agency (AA) reported. According to the letter written by New Zealand Ambassador to...