Maarif Iftar in Mauritania Spread the Blessings of Ramadan



Maarif Schools hosted an iftar dinner at the Martyr Furkan Akyol school in the West African country Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott. Maarif has been serving in Mauritania since 2017.

Among the participants of the iftar program, held at the school yard, were Turkish Ambassador to Nouakchott Mehmet Cem Kahyaoğlu, Turkish Maarif Foundation Board of Trustees Member Nevzat Şimşek, Somalian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Said Hussein Iid, who was in the country for negotiations, Turkish citizens living in Mauritania, Deputies of the Mauritania and Friendship Group, teachers and parents. “The latest developments have shown us that the ability to live together is what our world needs the most. We need to make possible living together in a friendly, fraternally and sharing manner. We, the two nations, have been experiencing this solidarity and sharing for many centuries,” ambassador Kahyaoğlu said in his speech.  
“Your children are our children, too. We hope they grow up as individuals who are endowed with the abilities that the 21st century requires. We want them to learn their own culture, traditions, and customs. That’s why, we aim at providing a comprehensive education which combines the universal with the local,” Maarif’s Nevzat Şimşek said.

Turkish Maarif Foundation’s country representative Fahreddin Keskin delivered the following remarks: “We have been in Mauritania since 2017. With our 9 schools and around 1.300 students, we continue our educational activities in Mauritania for five years. Our primary goal is to contribute to the development of the country where we provide education, and to educate a qualified human resource who is loyal to their national and moral values. It is our duty to provide the best service and education for our Mauritanian brothers and sisters. Turkey is no longer away from you, we are very close to you. We would like to make you feel this affinity in all areas.”  
The program ended with the performance of students. 


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