“International Sister-School Meeting that Crosses the Borders” has been Organized

Under the auspices of Directorate General for Religious Teaching, within the context of “International Sister-School Project that Crosses the Borders”, the programme called “Ramadan Meeting with Children of the Conqueror” with participation of the sister schools in Bulgaria; Macedonia; and Bosna-Herzegovina has been performed with attendance of Mustafa Yıldız, Head of Department of International Education and Teaching -Directorate General for Religious Teaching, hosted by Fatih Anatolian Imam Hatip High School for Girls.

Principals and vice-principals of Bulgaria Mestanlı Theology High School; Rusçuk Theology High School and Şumnu Theology High School, Macedonia Üsküp İsa Bey Madrasah and Bosnia-Herzegovina Moster Karagöz Bey Madrasah besides Fatih Anatolian Imam Hatip High School for Girls have attended to the on-line programme.

The programme has been opened by Süleyman Çikotiç, Vice Principal of Bosnia-Herzegovina Karagöz Bey Madrasah, with his Quran recitation. Mustafa Yıldız, Head of Department of International Education and Teaching who has made the opening speech of the meeting has mentioned the cooperative studies performed by theology high schools and madrasahs in the Balkans  and Directorate General for Religious Teaching, stating that historical sisterhood with our cognates must be strengthen much more. Yıldız, stating that all kinds of supports would be given to the sister-schools, he has given information about the applications and portals developed by the Directorate General.

Ebru Coşkun Boyraz, Mistress of  Fatih Anatolian Imam Hatip High School for Girls has expressed that being a sister – school with the schools that conduct training activities in the Balkans has been an occasion for being proud and happy for them, and for the reason that there has been a love bond among them, they would always do what is necessary.

Ahmet Bozok, the Principal of Bulgaria Mestanlı Theology High School; Tuncay Şerif, the Principal of Rusçuk Theology High School and Şerif Hüsnü,  the Principal of Şumnu Theology High School; Süleyman Çikotiç, the Vice Principal of Bosnia-Herzegovina Karagöz Bey Madrasah and Nurten Şehi, the Coordinator of Macedonia Üsküp İsa Bey Madrasah have shared information about the continuing practices, precautions taken during the pandemic, and the studies performed in the framework of the coordination between the sister-schools in Turkey by giving information on their own schools.

International Sister – School Project is of capital importance in terms of contributing to the target: “potentiation of being an example for other countries as a national model- for imam hatip schools; at the same time, bringing the importance of them into the forefront as an original model in the system of Turkish educational system” which has been stated in the 2023 Educational Vision.