Istanbul program, organized cooperatively by Union of Turkish World Municipalities (TDBB), Yunus Emre Institute and Bosnia and Herzegovina Consulate General of Istanbul between 23 and 28 October 2016 for the delegation of educators coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina, was accomplished.

The delegation of 42 people consisting of teachers and students of Gracanica Elementary School in Bosnia Herzegovina Zivinice Municipality, also a member of TDBB, visited their sister school Sancaktar Hayrettin Elementary School in Fatih district. During the five-day program, the delegation visited educational institutions and cultural places in Istanbul and also District Governorate of Fatih, Bosnia and Herzegovina Consulate General of Istanbul and TDBB.

Bosnian Educators’ Visit to TDBB

The delegation met with Secretary General Fahri Solak on 26 October 2016, Wednesday in TDBB Headquarters and stated that the program was very important for them and it was also very beneficial.

The visit was attended by Bosnia and Herzegovina Consul General of Istanbul Began Muhiç, Director of Zivinice Radio and Television Meliha Alicic, and Principal of Gracanica Elementary School Medisa Muhiç.

Principal of Gracanica Elementary School Medisa Muhiç said that the program was very nice and beneficial and added, “The students are very happy. The principal and officials of our sister school showed great hospitality to us. If TDBB didn’t support us, we couldn’t carry out this program. Whenever we need support, TDBB appears first in our minds. We know that Zivinice Municipality is member of TDBB, so we contacted with the municipality and requested support from TDBB. As TDBB, you immediately replied to our request and helped us. Thank you very much for your support.”

On the other hand Secretary General of TDBB Fahri Solak indicated that in addition to being Union of Municipalities, TDBB also supports cultural and educational events and added, “Supporting these kinds of activities is already among the aims of the establishment of the Union. We are happy to make cooperation with Bosnia and Herzegovina Consulate General of Istanbul. We are also pleased for this organization to be carried out between two sister schools, which is generally made between sister cities to develop relations. As TDBB, we are always ready to make cooperation for these kinds of programs. We thank you for your visit.”

The visit was finalized after presenting gifts and photo-shooting.

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