A library established in a container city in Hatay province in south-eastern Turkiye is catering to the educational and recreational needs of children affected by the 6 February earthquakes, Anadolu News Agency reports.
“The library has been transformed into a place where our children can do their homework, study, relax and read books outside of school,” said Hasan Sen, the container city supervisor of the Iskenderun district of Hatay.
The library, named “Monvere,” includes 3,500 books, especially for children and students in the earthquake zone. It was built with donations collected during a football game between Fenerbahce and Arkas Spor.
Hasan Sen said they plan to increase the number of libraries in the future with all facilities and an environment enabling children to read books at home and continue their education.
There are more than a thousand earthquake victims living in 260 containers in the region, Iskenderun District Governor, Murat Sefa Demiryurek, said in a statement to Anadolu.