Happiness Without Obstacles

May 1st, 2013 by guventurk3nakiye3s

By Nakiye Güventürk (1996), Tarsus/Turkey.


Don’t forget that we all have a potential for being a disabled.Despite the necessary of putting ourselves in the shoes of them,we put obstacles between us and them.They don’t want this to be so.We should help them instead of seeing them “the others”.By this way we can pull them into the life.If we help them,they will fell better and be happy. Especially in education…

They deserve to study,too.We can bring them to life with education.And maybe, when they grow up, they will change the world. Because “Future is the children.”

Just stop and think!…

If we get together, we all will be happy.


Different Countries,Same Difficulties

January 19th, 2013 by guventurk3nakiye3s







Nakiye:What is your name?
Pina: My name is Pina.

Nakiye:How old are you?
Pina: I’m 74 years old.

Nakiye:Where did you come from Silute. Why?

Pina: I was born in Klaipeda. When the communists came to the country and the structure of the country changed,we started to live in Taunus. The host wanted 5000 Marks for the house we lived in but we had no money.A crisis broke out in Europe and we had troubles.I had to work although I was 6.

The reason of my coming to Silute was to collect money for disabled children from all around the world. I try to provide them medicine and clothes.So I don’t stay in Silute so much.I had been  a lot of places before.


Nakiye: Did you see the war closely?

Pina: Eventhough I was a child during the wartime, I can remember everything but what can a child understand from a war? There was shortage and poverty.We were eating and drinking with my grandmother and 30 children.

Nakiye: What was the importance of women in the war?Was it hard being a woman in the war?

Pina:The war was difficult for everybody.I started to cry when I heard the difficulties of war.Now,I cry when I remember those days.

Nakiye: What about the education in those years?

Pina: I started to school when I was 6. Education at school was according to SS education programme twice a week.We had courses according to seasons.Each term we chose different lessons.In Germany there was general logic “Girls get married.” But the girls had to work,too.

Nakiye: Can you compare today’s education  with past’s?

Pina: History,Religion,English,Math… Now, students learn all these subjects and they can also learn any foreign language they want.

Nakiye: Were  foreign languages being taught in the past?

Pina: Yes, I learnt Danish and English.






Nakiye:What is your name?
Şaziye G.:My name is Şaziye GÜLBAHAR

Nakiye:How old are you?
Şaziye G.: I’m 74 years old.

Nakiye: Where did you come from Turkey?

Şaziye G.: My parents were from Syria but they had immigrated here because of the war before I was born.

Nakiye: Did you see the war closely?

Şaziye G.: They took only men to the war.Only women, children and  very old men stayed in our village.My family came here from Syria but when they heard that the enemies would occupy our village,half of the village ran away to the mountain, the other half ran away to the sea by leaving their animals and houses.

Nakiye: What was the importance of women in the war? Was it hard being a woman in the war?

Şaziye G.: We were defenseless because of their taking all the men to the war when mobilization was declared.The life was too hard.We lived rough, we hardly could find bread and water.We were so hungry that sometimes we were making food of grass.Pregnant women were giving birth in unhealty conditions like seaside , mountain or while running away from soldiers.We were digging shelters in order to hide from enemies.Shortly they were  really hard times.

Nakiye: What about the education in those years?

Şaziye G.: Only the people who had money  could  go to school in those years.There were a few classes and they were too crowded.Some of the students were listening to the lessons while they were standing.We were very poor , we had no money to go to school.I went to school only one day .Besides girls weren’t allowed to go to school.A girl who completed fifth grade was gotten married.We didn’t go to school, we walked to fields by walking 15 kilometers  to pick cotton.We turned back after we had filled sacks with cotton, even everywhere was mud.We mired up to our waist.

Nakiye:  Can you compare today’s education  with past’s?

Şaziye G.: Today’s youth is very lucky because we could hardly go to primary school in the past.Girls can go to school, too now.

Nakiye: Were  foreign languages being taught in the past?

Şaziye G.: I didn’ t go to school but my friends said that French and Turkish had been taught in schools.



Although the World is Changing, People don’t Change

July 23rd, 2012 by guventurk3nakiye3s

By Nakiye Güventürk, Tarsus/Turkey.

Maybe the problem is families’ transferring their life experiences to their children which they live with their own families.While they are doing this they are not  even aware  that there is a new generation.Therefore there are generation conflicts between children and parents.On the one hand while the young trying to create their own world, on the other hand their parents are trying to suppress the world which they are trying to create .But when the young  people are prohibited ,  everything  will be seen pretty , lovely  etc. and when they  feel  themselves alone,incomprehensible or  left out , first of all  they will diverge to these prohibited things.In order not to lengthen the  generation  conflicts, they will incline away from their parents and  they will  abandon themselves to remote areas.Like internet , television or telephone etc.The crime of the parents is saying “I don’t have time” instead of trying to understand ,talk,spend time or love the young and act with the logic “we have seen like this in our  family.”

Eine Umfrage über Schule, Bildung und Sprache

January 7th, 2012 by guventurk3nakiye3s

Wir haben mit unseren Freunden zum Thema Schule und Sprache eine Umfrage gemacht. Wir haben zuerst unsere Mitschüler zwei Bilder gezeigt und haben nach ihren Meinungen gefragt. Sie sollten mit drei Wörtern ihre Meinungen aussern. 150 Mitschüler haben ihre Meinung zu den Bildern kundgetan und die Befragten an der Umfrage haben nicht mehrfach teilgenommen.
Ergebnisse der Umfrage lautet folgend:

  • Selbstvertrauen  >> % 63 –95 Schüler haben Selbstvertrauen gesagt.

  • Sprache  >>  % 48 –72 Schüler haben Sprache gesagt.

  • Technologische und Bildung  >> % 32 – 49 Schüler haben Technologische und Bildung gesagt.

Unsere meisten Mitschülern sind in der Meinung,dass die Technologie Sprachen-lernen erleichtert.Ausserdem ist „Selbstvertrauen eine wichtige Sache beim lernen“.