Another First from Yunus Emre Institute

Yunus Emre Institute has launched its first science classroom in Mardin. At the science classrooms opened as part of the Academic and Scientific Cooperation Project of Turkey (TABIP), STEM and robotic coding training will be given.

A science classroom has been opened at Söğütlü Fatih Secondary School in Midyat district of Mardin within the framework of the project conducted by Yunus Emre Institute under the auspices of the Presidency of the Republic of Turkey.

“We want to declare 2020 as the year of mobilization for science.”

Yunus Emre Institute President Prof. Dr. Şeref Ateş has delivered a keynote speech during the opening ceremony, noting that they have launched a new project for creating science classrooms across the country while establishing Turkish classrooms at many locations around the world to promote Turkey.

Prof. Ateş stressed that the main objective of the project is to ensure that science and knowledge are taken as guides again in this country and development goals are achieved collectively. “As Yunus Emre Institute, we want to declare 2020 as the year of mobilization for science. We believe that it is our duty to provide every child with the infrastructure for getting involved in science in order to create a fair world,” he said.

Ateş drew attention to the fact that knowledge and science are the most important things that can be left for future generations. “We have transformed a classroom into a robotic coding classroom at Söğütlü Fatih Secondary School in Midyat. Aziz Sancar had been born to a family with eight children in this region before becoming a world-famous, Nobel laureate scientist. We hope that many more children can be raised to win the Nobel prize,” he said.

Prof. Dr. Ateş visited the classroom and shared the enthusiasm of the students.