Millions of people had fled from the Syrian war to neighbouring countries, as of September 2019 and there are over 3.6 million registered Syrian refugees in Turkey. Although the majority of Syrians live in south-east Turkey, there are also a large number of refugees scattered to other parts of the country. In Ankara, most Syrians live in Altındag district primarily due to the job opportunities created by the industrial area in Altindag district. Urban transformation and the availability of cheap housing are other reasons.
Various activities were organized for the social integration of migrant families in Altındağ. One of the trainings carried out in this context is the hygiene education organized for refugee parents in Abdullah Tokur Primary school. The hygiene training (3 November 2018), attended by about 50 refugee parents, was intended to raise awareness of cleanliness at home and in the environment. Previously a similar training was held in the same primary school called The Hygiene and Public Health Seminar on 7 December 2017. Since the previous training was effective and welcomed by parents, a similar training was carried out. The educational content was prepared and presented by the School Counselor and the content was transferred to the parents through the translation of Syrian students who speak Turkish.
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