The Contemporary Life Support Association (ÇYDD) organized a special event to celebrate Teachers’ Day. The event, held at the Maltepe Türkan Saylan Cultural Center, was attended by ÇYDD President Prof. Dr. Ayşe Yüksel, ÇYDD board members, branch representatives, as well as numerous teachers and students.
In her opening speech at the event, ÇYDD President Prof. Dr. Ayşe Yüksel emphasized the importance of teachers in societal development, stating, “I wish I could sincerely say Happy Teachers’ Day to you, but unfortunately, the conditions for such a celebration have not yet been fully realized. We still have students studying under challenging conditions in rural schools. Therefore, I can say that we have not yet fully paid our debt to the republic” she spoke.
The event stood out as a special initiative organized by ÇYDD for Teachers’ Day. In her speech, ÇYDD President Prof. Dr. Ayşe Yüksel expressed their commitment to working in line with the values of the republic. She also reminded the audience of the dedication of ÇYDD’s founder Türkan Saylan to the republic, saying, “We must repay our debt to the republic.”
A significant part of the event was dedicated to the first screening in Turkey of the award-winning documentary “Children of the White Mountain,” directed by Yalçın Çiftçi, a former ÇYDD scholarship recipient. Following the documentary screening, Yalçın Çiftçi and the students featured in the documentary answered questions from the participants.
In the final part of the event, a panel titled “Being a Teacher and Student in the Village” was organized, moderated by ÇYDD President Ayşe Yüksel. Halil İbrahim Algan and the teachers Saadet Çiftçi Yol discussed the challenges faced in teaching in rural areas and being a student in such environments.
The Contemporary Life Support Association aimed to honor teachers and create social awareness through this meaningful event. The event provided a platform for students and teachers to come together and discuss important issues in the education system, fostering a dialogue for improvements in education.