The meeting about the support of the education of Child Prodigies, which was supported by Istanbul Development Agency and led by Ümraniye Municipality, was held at the Wedding Hall of Ümraniye Municipality.
Since it started its duty in 2004, Ümraniye Municipality has been continuing to have many successful projects. In this context, a focus group meeting about the support for the education of the child prodigies that was executed with the help of Istanbul Development Agency and led by Ümraniye Municipality was held. Created under the context of “Istanbul Recovery 2014 GEN No: 86 Much More Child Prodigies” project, “Wise Children” introductory and informative meeting was held at the Wedding Hall of Ümraniye Municipality. To the program in which Istanbul University and Turkish High Intelligence and Child Prodigies Education Foundation (Tüzdev) were project partners, as well as Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can, Deputy mayors Mustafa Küçükkapdan, Mesut Özdemir and Türkan Öztürk, unit managers, the representatives of the Provincial Directorate of National Education, educators, academicians and many guests attended.
In the program held as two sessions, a presentation was made to the twelve teachers that would take part in the project, the teachers of Knowledge House and the parents of the children. In this project that would start in February, 2015 and continue till June, the chosen teachers will be trained for the education of the children with high level of intelligence via taking lesson for being a formatter and supervision support. Later, these teachers will be responsible from the high-level intelligence education for 60 students decided by Ümraniye Counseling and Research Center. On the other hand, the support training for the families of the children and awareness seminars for 3000 teachers working for the District Directorate of National Education will be held.
MAYOR HASAN CAN: “CHILDREN WITH HIGH LEVEL OF INTELLIGENCE ARE MUCH MORE IMPORTANT FOR THE FUTURE OF OUR STATE THAN UNDERGROUND AND ABOVE GROUND RESOURCES.”
Making a speech about the importance of the project, Ümraniye Mayor Hasan Can said about the subject: “ As an educator, I appreciate this project very much. Children with high level of intelligence are much more important for the future of our state than underground and above ground resources. Unfortunately, our many children with high level of intelligence lose this value since their intelligences and capabilities are not realized. To begin with, it is the duty of the families to protect this feature of their children and raise them as good individuals for their state. Our children are the trust of Allah to us.”
Later the program continued with the information session by academicians for the families of the children that would be a part of the project.
Date: December 11, 2014