The Somali students, who were sponsored by Kimse Yok Mu Foundation in their high school and university educations in Turkey following a scholarship exam in 2011, have now gone back their homes in Somalia for summer vacation. Their families cheered at the airport to see their children arrive in the country. The students will return to Turkey to continue their studies after the 2-month vacation.
Somalia has been going through a civil war since the collapse of Siyad Barre rule in 1990. The country therefore has been paralyzed with poverty, famine, diseases and lack of education ever since. With the end of the civil war, Nile Organization and Kimse Yok Mu jointly have started educational, medical and humanitarian relief efforts for the Somali people. The foundations held exams in multiple locations across the country and granted scholarships to 526 Somali students for their studies in Turkey.
Published [in Turkish] on Cihan, 2 July 2014, Wednesday