Condemning war through celebrating life


Syria Kurds organize cultural activities in Qamishli. File photo: Activists

ARA News

Qamishli, Syria – Civil organizations and political parties in the predominantly Kurdish areas in northern Syria hold continuous civil activities, asserting what they call “condemning war through celebrating life”.

Workshops and symposiums on multiple issues are being regularly held in northeastern Syria. After decade of ban, Syria Kurds are allowed to learn writing and reading in their mother tongue in the light of the current war. Other cultural and social activities take place being organized by civil organizations or political parties.

The Kurdish Democratic Party of Syria organized two weeks ago an intensive course on Kurdish language as well as a nursing training. The party held earlier this week a graduation ceremony for the nursing and Kurdish language courses in the party’s office in the city of Qamishli, northeast of Syria.

The ceremony was commenced with a speech made by the party’s secretary, Abd al-Karim Sikko, in which he talked about “the importance of the Kurdish language and heritage and the necessity to take care and develop the Kurdish culture and language that was forbidden for more than forty years in Syria.”

The party’s member, Shyar Omar, talked to ARA News about the course programme that included sixteen students overseen by the Kurdish language teacher Gulistan Dawood where “they learn reading and writing as well as translating from-to Arabic.”

He also talked about the nursing training course that targeted sixteen trainees too under the supervision of Nurse Nezir Ahmad where they learned first aid as well as giving muscle injections.


Reporting by Judi Aziz

Source: ARA News

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