Kırşehir Ahi Evran University continues its support and aid activities for the earthquake zone. In this context, Rector of KAEU Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya, who accepted the Disaster Coordination Center team of KAEU on February 14, 2023, held a meeting to discuss the needs and support demands of the students and their families in the region, and received information about the work carried out by the teams in the earthquake area.

Hot Meal Service Started to be Given in Adıyaman, Health and Psychosocial Support to Children is Provided in Kahramanmaraş

At the meeting, it was stated that the work continued in an organized manner in cooperation with AFAD, the Provincial Directorate of Youth and Sports, the Provincial Directorate of Family and Social Services, the Provincial Directorate of National Education, the Provincial Health Directorate and relevant institutions. It was informed that the mobile kitchen and hot food services, which provided permanent service in the Kahramanmaraş region in terms of humanitarian aid, were shifted to Adıyaman based on the needs, while in Kahramanmaraş, psychosocial support was provided to young children and playrooms were established in Kahramanmaraş. Moreover, Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya, who made video calls with the academicians in the tents of nursing, preschool support, psychological first aid, and social improvement in Kahramanmaraş, demanded the academics continue their services to the disaster victims until the need disappears. Rector Karakaya, who stated that all the state institutions and our university are on alert so that the building damages do not turn into psychological damage, authorized the coordination team to maintain support for the region at the highest level.

We Track the Demands and Needs of Our Students in the Region

Rector of KAEU Prof. Dr. Vatan Karakaya drew attention to the changing needs in disaster management at the meeting he held with the Disaster Coordination Center team of KAEU, which was established within the body of SKS due to the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes, and received information about the works carried out by our university within the scope of the social improvements of the earthquake victims who were brought to our city as of today. Rector Karakaya, who stated that our university had been supporting the region with all its means since the first hours of the earthquake, said, “We receive the demands and needs of our students in the region and share them with AFAD and related institutions through the Disaster Coordination Center, where our volunteer students and instructors work 24 hours a day. Our teams are calling our students and following their situation closely.”