Kurdish GCSE Campaign

Posted: April 21, 2012 in News & Events

This recently established group is campaigning for the introduction of a Kurdish language GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) into the national curriculum. “At present there are a significant number of Kurdish speaking individuals who would benefit greatly from such a qualification. We feel it is time that Kurdish was accepted and acknowledged as a modern language that could be taught at secondary schools all across the UK”. For further information visit: http://kurdishgcse.org/

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From January to June 2012, Middlesex University and Day-Mer Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre will be working together on a community-based research project on the welfare and advice needs of Turkish and Kurdish communities in London – with a particular focus on the North London area.
The aims of the project are: To investigate the impact of the current economic crisis and welfare restructuring on Turkish and Kurdish communities in North London; To identify advice and welfare needs and gaps in service provision; To inform local policy makers, service providers and the community sector on priorities and development needs.

For further information click here.

12–13 April 2012, Uppsala, Sweden

Organized by the Hugo Valentin Centre at Uppsala University
In collaboration with The Department of Sociology; and the Department of Linguistics and Philology at Uppsala University; the Swedish Network for Studies of Transnationalism and Diaspora at CEIFO (Centre for Research in International Migration and Ethnic Relations), Stockholm University; Middle Eastern Studies at Stockholm University; and Kurdish Studies Network

For further information click here.

10th March 2012

Roj Kurdish and Turkish Women organisation will march through Haringey to celebrate International Women’s Day.
After the march, the celebration will continue with Kurdish music, dance and food at the Kurdish Community Centre.

For further information click here.

Middlesex University and Day-Mer Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre are working together on a
community-based research project. The aim is to investigate the impact of the current economic
crisis and welfare restructuring on Turkish and Kurdish communities in North London.
We are now looking for Turkish-speaking community researchers to help with the project. Selected
participants will receive free research training provided by Middlesex University (Social Policy
Research Centre) and will contribute to a survey of Turkish and Kurdish communities.

Deadline for applications is Friday 24 February 2012.
For further information click here.

Friday 2nd December 2011, Middlesex University, Hendon, NW4 4BG

This event at will see the launch of the final research report of a study on “BME children in London: educational needs and the role of community organisations” (D’Angelo et al.), which uses Day-Mer, Turkish and Kurdish Community Centre as a case study.

The day would be also be an opportunity for a broader discussion on BME and migrant children in UK schools and in particular on the role of third sector organisations in supporting children’s education, including supplementary schools, parental engagement and other initiatives. There will also be a discussion of the ongoing school ‘reform’, a panel of local community organisations and a bit of international comparative perspective.

For further information and to book a place visit: http://bmechildreninlondon.blogspot.com/ or email a.dangelo@mdx.ac.uk

 This seminar by Janroj Keles (London Metropolitan University) is part of a series on Stateless Diasporas and Forced Migration.

For the seminar series programme visit: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/pdfs/Michaelmas%202011%20Wed%20Seminars.pdf

Further information about the ‘Stateless Diasporas’ programme and podcasts of the seminars are available on: http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/research/belonging-citizenship/stateless-diasporas