The Dutch Platform for Education, Innovation and Talent Development (NPOINT), a Hizmet movement-affiliated educational platform operating in Holland, has been placed among some of the most successful educational projects in Europe by the SIRIUS policy network. SIRIUS is a European policy network working.
The Dutch Platform for Education, Innovation and Talent Development (NPOINT), a Hizmet movement-affiliated educational platform operating in Holland, has been placed among some of the most successful educational projects in Europe by the SIRIUS policy network.
SIRIUS is a European policy network working on the education of children and young people with migrant backgrounds. Its aim is to support the education outcomes of young people with migrant backgrounds in European countries. This network is being supported by the European Union.
With the high-quality education and mentoring services it has been providing to students with migrant backgrounds in Holland, the NPOINT Platform affiliated with the faith-based Hizmet movement -- inspired by the teachings of Turkish scholar Fethullah Gülen -- is one of the three most successful projects that provide the best educational opportunities to migrant students in Europe, according to SIRIUS.
The policy network was established in 2011 to achieve the 2020 educational goals set by the EU and to close the gap between native and migrant students across EU countries.
Last week, a two-day conference was held at the European Parliament. During the conference, NPOINT was labeled as one of the most successful initiatives achieving to close the gap between migrant and native student groups.
NPOINT was founded in Rotterdam in 1994 by Turkish educational entrepreneurs and volunteers. The platform is an umbrella establishment that includes numerous schools operating across Holland. The platform was invited to the conference to share its 20 years of educational experiences with other educational institutions serving migrant students in Europe. About 200 educators attended the conference.
Speaking with Today's Zaman on the conference, NPOINT General Director Ibrahim Elmaagaç said that they had made presentations on educational and mentoring services that can be provided to migrant students.
“We are the oldest institution to have attended the conference. We started to serve in 1994 and we [the platform] include 17 educational institutions operating across Holland,” he said.
Indicating that the institutions under the platform provide an education to some 2,000 students each year, Elmaagaç added that they provide services like guidance, school selection, homework help, skill support and working with parents to raise awareness and hold meetings on education and training issues.
Published on Haberler.com, 24 November 2014, Monday