Ali Nazli, Turkish language teacher at Al Salam school

“Although my main job is to teach in Turkish universities, I’m glad I also get to teach Syrian students and teachers here. First, because it’s crucial that the kids learn the language, and get a high score at their TOMER exams (Turkish TOEFL equivalent) in order to go to university here, get an education and be equipped to rebuild Syria. Second, I think it’s essential that our Syrian sisters and brothers learn Turkish to be socially integrated and comfortable here.”