Education system in Rojava favors the common life of the peoples
In schools across Northern Syria, an education system based on the common life of the peoples that is multilingual and multinational, unlike the nation-state based system that ignores the language and culture of minorities.
Unlike the system that perpetuates itself through the nation state mindset throughout the world, a life based on the peoples living together has been set up in Northern Syria. Following the Rojava Revolution, efforts for the languages, cultures and histories of peoples have intensified in Northern Syria where an education system based on the common life of the peoples that is multilingual and multicultural has been set up instead of the nation-state based single language, single culture and single race systems.
The Arab, Kurdish and Syriac children in Northern Syria receive education in their own languages through the grades 1 to 3. In 4th to 6th grades, children learn the languages of other peoples that they live together with. Northern Syria Education Committees are implementing the same system in high schools and universities as well. In many centers in the city, Arab, Kurdish and Syriac children are learning each other’s language and culture.
Arab, Kurdish and Syriac children study together in the Salih Ebdê Elementary School, where administrator Ayn Heyat Ebas stated that the students are receiving an education with the consciousness for the common life of peoples.
Ayn Heyat said the teachers receive intense training on the brotherhood of peoples beforehand, and added: “The students on the other hand already have the common life of the peoples reflected in their lives.”