Language Learning at Danish Refugee Council
A community centre has been established, by the Danish Refugee Council, in the Hatay region, Turkey, bordered by Syria and oreliminary plans for another centre are taking place. Approximately 400,000 Syrian refugees are now in Turkey, and the DRC is targeting both the Syrian refugees and the host communities in order to meet the needs in a holistic way. The community centers' work consist of five different components in order to adopt a holistic approach to the needs of the refugees. This will include: psychosocial activities; counseling; life skills training; awareness raising, and intercultural understanding targeting both refugees and host communities. The host communities have expressed interest in learning Arabic in order to communicate with refugees and the refugees will receive Turkish lessons, so that intercultural understanding and awareness are increased.