|Contact Details||Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak
Cihangir Mah. Kirazlı Cad. Kartopu Sokak No:1 34310 Avcılar İSTANBUL
Tel:+90 212 422 63 69
Fax:+90 212 422 64 18
|School Principal||Adıgüzel ŞARMAN|
|President of the School Parliament|
Girls from 8-A submitted a petition to the school management at Avcılar Mareşal Fevzi Çakmak Primary School to be able to wear trousers instead of skirts during winter months. Halit and his friends said "You are discriminating against some of us." to their teacher, whom they think have some "discriminatory" behaviours. Salih used to listen to music out loud regardless of the complaints around, now he is wearing earphones. Giray does not hesitate to object to those who are 'superior' to him anymore, he can easily speak out when he does not agree. Kadir Mert is powerful enough to write a petition to draw attention to a flaw he sees or to make a request. These all started with the "Citizenship and Democracy" course they started taking this year." This is a piece of news from January 2011 from the daily paper "Radikal".
Now we also have additional support in the scope of "Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education" project in establishing a democratic school culture, which will help us plant more seeds and also to fertilise the seeds we have planted through the 8th grade course on "Citizenship and Democracy"
We celebrated the "Human Rights Week" in our school. In the ceremony, our students recited poems and gave speeches as to the importance of the Human Rights Day and the week. We would like to thank our student Elvan Özdağ and our teacher Ayşegül Yiğit for their contribution to the organisation of the event.