MİÇO (Children of Seasonal Agricultural Workers)
Every year, thousands of families in Turkey periodically migrate to different regions of the country to work as seasonal migrant workers. Seasonal migrant workers, who have an important share in our country’s agricultural workforce, are deprived of healthy living conditions in the places where they migrated from; we have determined that it is a community problem that their children cannot attend school and that their education is interrupted. To solve this problem in our farms, we started our MİÇO in 2015.
For the children who have to migrate with their families, in order to continue their education without interruption, we work with the Provincial Directorates of National Education and Public Education Directorates to enroll the MİÇOs staying in the lodgings on our farms to the nearest regional schools during the school term and ensure their transportation to their schools via the bus transport system. After the schools are closed, we provide education in different subjects and skills such as painting, handicrafts, music, physical education and Turkish to the children with teachers, appointed by the Public Education Directorates, from the schools we open on our farms.
As of today, we have contributed the qualified education of 1500 MİÇO’s.