AFRIN – The head of the Social Affairs and Labor in Afrin canton, Afrin region, Arifah Bakr, said that the opening of a school for the children of Robar camp was postponed as a result of the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries’ shelling.
The canton of Al-Shahba has almost daily been bombed by the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries. The recent shelling on Robar and al-Shahba camps resulted in postponing school’s opening this year in the Robar camp for the safety of children. During the current month in coordination with the Pedagogy and Education Body.
The number of children in Robar camp, located southeast of Afrin, near the village of Basilê in sherawa district of Afrin canton, is 542 children. The number of children in al-Shahba refugee camp in Deir Jamal is 247 children aged 6-12.
As a result of the weather and snow storms of the past winter, the school collapsed and was closed on April 24, as a result of the damage to the school (which was a tent) and the possibilities of reopening the school were not available.
In this regard, the Hawar News Agency met the head of the Social Affairs and Labor Body in Afrin canton, Arifah Baker.
Arifah said that “at the beginning of the opening of the school there was a turnout by the children, but the continued bombing of the Turkish occupation army and its mercenaries on the camps of Robar and al-Shahba did not send made parents hesitate to send their children to school for fear of their safety, noting that the climate in the winter has also played a role in school failure, as a result of the snowstorm that caused the collapse of the tent, which was prepared as a school, which made the children take their exams outdoors”.
For the opening of the school for the current year, the Social Affairs and Labor Body is working hard to open a new school consisting of two tents with teachers to teach students, but will be postponed until the security and stability are ensured in the region.
At the end of her speech, she appealed to international organizations to take into account the situation of the displaced in the camp, especially children in terms of education to curb the spread of ignorance and not to deny them the right to learn and provide assistance to them.
The Democratic Autonomous Administration in coordination with the Office of Displaced Affairs of the Social Affairs and Labor Body in Afrin canton opened a school for the children of Robar camp in 8/10/2015.