EMİNE ERDOĞAN AND MINISTER ÖZER INAUGURATED TÜRKİYE'S FIRST PUBLIC EDUCATION CENTER FOR DISABLED ADULTSPresident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spouse Emine Erdoğan and the Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer inaugurated Feneryolu Special Hearts Public Education Center which is the first public education center for disabled adults
Erdoğan and Özer visited a food and beverage workshop at the opening of the Feneryolu Special Hearts Public Education Center which is the first public education center for disabled adults. Erdoğan received information about the activities carried in the workshop where mildly mentally challenged students learned cooking and tasted cold yogurt soup.
Later, she visited a sports center for mildly autistic students and watched the ping pong match between two students. Erdoğan congratulated students for their success in ping pong.
Emine Erdoğan also visited the workshop where mildly and heavily mentally challenged students took agricultural information. Erdoğan had a chat with teachers and students and made a terrarium with 22 year old student Aziz Batuhan Ateş.
Erdoğan and Minister Özer visited the center's library which was founded by using waste materials.
Music academy students performed "Special Hearts" song that they composed for Erdoğan
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's spouse Emine Erdoğan got together with the special education music academy students.
Students performed the "Special Hearts" song that they composed with their teachers for Erdoğan. Later, Erdoğan watched the visually disabled student Mert Özer's recital.
As a part of her visit, Erdoğan visited the exhibition hall which displays the works of students from special education centers, public education centers and advanced technical schools for girls. Autistic Samet Zileli played piano during her visit.
At least one public education center for disabled adults in all 81 cities of the country
Minister of National Education Mahmut Özer gave information to Emine Erdoğan about a public education center for disabled adults at the end of her visit.
Minister Özer stated that his Ministry has been focusing on public education centers this year and their goal is to reach 1 million people every month.
"1,000 Public Education Centers are giving education to our people. Within this framework, we gave education to 8 million people in 8 months. Approximately 70 percent of these people were women. These centers are important for increasing the employment ability of our women and supporting their independence," said Özer.
Minister Özer stated that they are aware that Emine Erdoğan supports special education children and went on to say that: "There was not a center for disable adults and adults who need special education. We were organizing some courses for them in public education centers. For the first time in the history of our ministry, we opened three public education centers specially designed for disabled adults in İstanbul, Ankara and İzmir. Our Ministry is providing free transportation for disabled adults and their parents. We are giving 6 or 8 hours of education every day and we provide free meals," said Özer.
About the center
There is a sports center, painting, pastry, food and beverage, ceramics and jewelry workshops, a cafeteria and an exhibition hall in the center.
There is also a computer class and 70 people multi-purpose hall in the center as well as two preschool classrooms in the center.