Teachers of Kurdish in Amûdê: The Turkish state will not destroy our dreams
The people of Rojava, who are exposed to constant bombardment by the Turkish state, do not give up resisting despite all the difficulties and troubles they experience. Teachers of Kurdish in Amûdê said: "The Turkish state will not destroy our dreams."
The people of Rojava, who are exposed to constant bombardment by the Turkish state, do not give up resisting despite all the difficulties and troubles they experience. Teachers of Kurdish in Amûdê schools said: "The Turkish state will not destroy our dreams."
On 18 November, the faculties of sports, mathematics, physics, chemistry and science in Qamishlo had their first graduates.
Amûdê Education Board co-chair Ehmed Mecîd Îsmaîl said that 26 graduated teachers started teaching and added: “Our graduated teachers started working in schools in Amûdê and its villages. Before the new year, new teachers will be given training in which pedagogy, communication, criticism-self-criticism, students' demands and teachers' needs will be discussed."
Maya Derwîş Mihemed, a teacher at Ehmedê Xanî Primary School, said that they were constantly exposed to enemy attacks because they implemented the Democratic Nation project of Kurdish People's Leader Abdullah Öcalan and added: "The enemy will not destroy our dreams no matter what. We gave thousands of martyrs in these lands in order to live democratically and freely. We will never forget the struggle of our martyrs. Because Rêber Apo always says, 'Forgetting is betrayal.' Education in mother tongue is very important for us. We were exposed to a lot of physical and psychological violence in the schools of the Damascus government. Today, in the Autonomous Administration’s schools, every teacher approaches students with love. Every child needs love. Love keeps children alive. "As teachers, it is our duty to improve equality among children."
Zeyneb Yûnis Umer, an Arabic teacher working at Ehmedê Xanî Primary School, drew attention to the importance of education in the mother tongue. Stating that being educated in the mother tongue is a right, Yûnis added: “We work together with Kurdish institutions for a common and equal life. The Turkish state has been attacking to end this union for years. But we are tied to our land. We will not give up our lands no matter what the enemy does. We will follow the path of our martyrs, we have come to this point thanks to them. We believe that these students, educated in their native language, will brighten our future. Today, women work in many fields. But we still make a great effort to ensure that there is not a single oppressed woman left in society, and we work for this.”
Ehmedê Xanî science teacher Dilovan Luqman Kêfo emphasized that a great deal of effort has been made for mother tongue education and said: “We are raising new generations with the awareness of a Democratic Nation. The enemy has been attacking us for years. But these attacks will not deter us. We promise our people once again that we will not give up our cause."