Model organization for all women: Kongra Star -4
“The way to reach the truth is education” Koçer Hisen, the spokesperson of the Education Committee of Rojava Kongra Star, says that the way to build an equal and free life in society is through education.
“The way to reach the truth is education”
Koçer Hisen, the spokesperson of the Education Committee of Rojava Kongra Star, says that the way to build an equal and free life in society is through education.
Qamishlo- Education plays a significant role in society. If a society wants to obtain its vital rights, it can do it through education. Education is as vital to people like bread and water. Kongra Star's Education Committee also keeps the revolution alive in every part of life through education. It aims to pass down the achievements of the revolution from generation to generation through education.
After the revolution in Rojava, Kurdish schools, institutes, and universities were opened. These are among the achievements of the women's revolution. We spoke to Koçer Hisen, spokesperson of the Education Committee of Rojava Kongra Star, about their works.
“Education creates change and transformation”
Stating Education Committee is responsible to solve the problems experienced in society through education, Koçer Hisen said, “One of our duties is to protect ourselves and our history. We should first ask ourselves “Who are we?” We can solve the problems we face as a society through education. We also solve problems we face about culture, which is being attracted by capitalist modernity every day. We can build a free and equal life through education. We need to research every word and uncover the truth that exists. Building a free and equal life without education is impossible. Education is essential in the organization of society. Education creates change and transformation. We struggle against patriarchal mindset through education.”
Education Committee formed in 2016
Reporting that the Education Committee of the Kongra Star was formed in 2016, Koçer Hisen said, “After the Revolution in Rojava, Kurdish schools, institutes, and universities were opened. Our aim is to inform the public about the wrongs and show them the truth. The Education Committee has members and offices across NE Syria. We have organized ourselves through communes and assemblies.”
They become stronger as they learn
Underlining that they provide education programs to institutions, organizations, and academies, Koçer Hisen said, “We provide education programs according to the needs of communes, institutions, and academies. We provide education programs to all people. We organize Jineology workshops to give information about the history of women. We place emphasis on the Democratic Nation paradigm in our programs. The Democratic Nation is the solution to all problems. Women become stronger as they learn more about their history.”
Education for everybody
Indicating that they have provided education programs to everybody in society, such as children, young people, and elders, Koçer Hisen continued to talk as follows: “Children are our future. We enable them to learn about their history, culture, and existence through education. Young people are the energy of society. They can transform their energy to the right place through education. Elders are our history. We teach them new things while learning from them. We provide education programs to people of all ages but our main duty is to educate women. Women learn their reality through education. We also provide education programs for men at the academies. We plan to start an education phase for men in the coming days.”
“We can overcome the problems through education”
Noting that there are academies across NE Syria and they continue to open academies according to the need of society, Koçer Hisen said, “We provide education programs on free co-life, the Democratic Nation, criticism, self-criticism, jineology, women's history, expression, and rhetoric. The people attending our education programs are easily aware of their problems and share them with us. We can overcome the problems through education.”
Tomorrow: Social Committee develops projects for people