Sivas Provincial Directorate of National Education is a state institution in charge with the planning and coordination of all aspects of educational and training activities in pre-school, primary, secondary and Adult education in Sivas Province.
It was really great to meet all of you, I thoroughly enjoyed myself in Turkey, made a lot of good connections and was able to learn from each of you. Thank you for making the time so enjoyable and I look forward to seeing you all in the near future.Good luck getting back to normality, I think I’m already missing sleeping with the key in the door at Fatih Otel 🙂 – DeniseJust want to say thank you Moreen for including me on your project and to thank you, Aysha, Bob, Carlene , Dave, Denise and Rosemary for your enjoyable company – ( have to include you Bob!).Also to thank you all for taking care of me – Joan
Even though we were only away a few days, it seems strange getting back to normality and i think i’m really going to miss you all.Thanks to everyone for putting up with my odd sense of humour and a very big thanks to Moreen for the invitation and all of your hard work. Here’s to Poland. See you all soon I hope. – DavidMoreen God bless you and the work off you hands, may you fulfil your full potential and very project you do be successful in Jesus name..amen.Please feel free to call, email, text, whatsApp, intergram, Twitter, Skype or even write a letter ( for the oldies! you know who you are).Take care & God bless you all
one everyone – Rosemary Addison WilberforceWhat did you learn/become more aware of?
That there was more to turkey than Bodrum and Antalya..The tourist states. I became aware of the religious value that exists in Turkey. I experienced the divide between women and men, the limitation of been exposed to diverse cultures and barriers of language. For the first time I experienced a challenge with recognizing Hello in a foreign language, I have always come across languages that have similarities to the English language when written or spoken, with Turkish there is a completely different dialect.
The conference raised some interesting view points on what is meant by the term “Disadvantage” to each country involved and how each classified their lower income – no income individuals. It was interesting to learn the difference in the levels of government involvement offered by each country to their disadvantaged communities, the example given by Romaina regarding the level of financial support received by an unemployed individual in Romaina which was said to be the equivalent to £10 per month, completely amazed me, this altered my view of what we deem to be disadvantaged in the UK given our generous benefit system.
Highlights (and low lights if you wish)?
My highlights would be the Turkish bath, the 30 minutes language challenge we had to enter, with the price increase at two point during the conversation, the fame of having photo’s taken with no consent and the total invasion of personal space experienced from the men who evidently had little to no respect for women, how they imposed themselves on you with no reluctance. – Carlene Clark
Here’s the Reports on Evaluations of Hatfield, Romania and Turkey Meetings.