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European Union to provide extra 530 million euros for Syrian children education in Turkey

by Daily Sabah

The European Union is providing a further 530 million euros ($567 million) as educational assistance for Syrian children in Turkey, Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, said on Thursday.

“An additional 530 million euros have been dedicated” for the Syrian children’s education via the Promoting Integration of Syrian Kids into Turkish Education System (PIKTES) program, Meyer-Landrut told Anadolu Agency (AA) during a visit to the southeastern province of Mardin.

“This will allow to continue the financing of the PIKTES program in which we finance more than 3,300 teachers who do an extraordinary job but also more than 4,500 security and cleaning staff who is also indispensable for the success of good schools,” Meyer-Landrut went on to say.

He noted that one-third of the initial 6 billion euros had been invested in supporting Turkey with education measures.

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