This year, the 12th International Students’ Gathering organized by UDEF with the slogan of “For a Just World, From East to West” in 51 countries and 91 different cities has concluded its Kazakhstan phase with indelible impressions.
The event was held in the auditorium of Kazakhstan’s Ihlas Foundation. The event was attended by General Manager of Ihlas Foundation Haliolla Madcanov, Organizational Head of UDEF Women’s Commission Sevinc Durmus, President of Sefire-i Alem International Students Association Humeyra Kutltur, UDEF volunteer Kevser Durmus, Incharge of Educational Unit of UDEF Women’s Commision Mukaddes Korkmaz, Instructor of Ihlas Foundation’s Quran Course Zeynep Abdirrasil and many NGO representative along with numerous international students.
The event began with the recitation of the Noble Quran. After the recitation, Mukaddes Korkmaz from UDEF said, “The number of international students have been noticed to be on surge since 2004. International students who travel to Turkey from far off their homes, we try our level best not leaving them alone being by their side in all situations. As UDEF, we strive to bridge hearts with the motive of Ansar-Muhajir Brotherhood. We support international students with counselling, guidance, stipend and accommodation, meanwhile, reminding them of their vital role in the establishment of a world full of peace”
Mentioning about the opportunities of higher education in Turkey, President of Sefire-i Alem International Students Association Humeyra Kultur said, “ “Turkish possesses very favorable conditions for university education. We, as UDEF, put our efforts in order to provide our utmost help to the international students regardless of their origin. With 64 different student organizations all over Turkey, we are always by their side.”
Zeynep Abdirrasil, instructor at the Ihlas Foundation Quran Course said, “A huge number students from Kazakhstan are pursuing their studies in various universities in Turkey currently. Many students applied for Turkish Scholarships this year. We would like to extend our gratitude towards our close ally, The Republic of Turkey for providing such opportunities. I would like to express my gratitude to UDEF as well for their valued efforts in the matters of introducing Kazakhstan to the world as well as from the perspective of international students.”
Kazakh dance and poetries added life to the event. Participants could savor local delicacies at the end of the program.