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  • Updated: May 27, 2022

EU Provides Additional $567 Million For Syrian Education

The European Union (EU) has provided 530 million euros ($567 million) more as educational assistance for Syrian children in Turkey.

Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut, head of the EU Delegation to Turkey, said in a Friday report that; "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.

"This will allow continuing 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.”

Anadolu Agency (AA) reports that he noted that one-third of the initial 6 billion euros had been invested in supporting Turkey with education measures.

The EU official added that the bloc's cooperation in the education of Syrian children in Turkey under PIKTES will last until summer 2025.

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