The municipality of Konyalti has opened a course center for children from Ukrainian families who have come to Turkey due to the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine.
The number of children in the center, where Ukrainians living in the city volunteer as teachers, reached 500 on the weekends. Among the Ukrainian children participating in the course, there are also children who are active in various sports, cultural and artistic fields in their country and have won championships and degrees.
The children gathered in the class saying “talented children of Ukraine” and together expressed their love and gratitude saying “thank you Turkey, long live Turkey”.
“We provide psychological support, we heal their wounds.”
A volunteer teacher, Olla Dvrovolske, told the Anadolu Agency (AA) that their goal was to bring together war-wounded Ukrainian children in Antalya and continue their education.
Dobrovolske noted that they opened classes for children of all ages and organized courses for special talents.
“Our goal is to develop the skills of these children. We also give them psychological support, we heal their wounds, they are making trees, they are the sun. . ” Says
Teacher Lydia Yarasi stressed that Ukrainian children get together and both learn and make friends.
Explaining that Ukrainian children love Antalya very much, Yarasir said they want to open an official school in the city.
The school he attended was bombed
Yuzkevich Dimetro, 14, who makes computer software, says the school he attended in Ukraine was bombed on March 4 and became unusable.
Dimitro said they had come to Antalya with his family because of the growing attacks. “I have won championships in math, programming and software in city and regional competitions. I finished third in the Ukraine Programming Olympics. I am trying to improve. I continue school here.” He said.
Nine-year-old modern dancer Veronica Morkova says she came from Kharkiv and loved Turkey very much.
“I have won championships in ballet and skating competitions in Ukraine. I aim to improve my modern dance here and become a champion in the tournament in my age group. I want to represent my country and both. Modern dance and ballet Turkey,” said Morkova. . ” Used expressions.
Emilia Dobrovolske, a 16-year-old who works in karate, said she had been living in Antalya with her family for a while and was with her country’s talented athletes so they could get used to the city and not feel it. Isolated
Roxoliana Lukastun, Kataki LV, Livinenko Margarita, Trian Yarina, Izurkova Sophia and Anton Fedor, who have won many competitions and championship degrees in their countries, thanked Turkey for welcoming them.