AJANS UNİVERSİTE – İrem YENİCELER
Türkü Ertuğrul scored 165 in the university exam although minimum passing score was 100 for disabled students. Türkü now takes lesson with her peers.
Her mother Pınar Ertuğrul said that Türkü experienced hard times at her previous education life and other children’s parents tried to dismiss her by collecting signatures. “Higher education law for disabled relieved us. These children with down syndrome have no difference from others” she says. So they continued working hard for her dreams.
Not A Disease But A Difference
Down syndrome is having 47 chromosome instead of 46. Contrary to common belief, Down syndrome is not disease but a genetic difference. Türkü is only one of thousands of children who has this genetic difference in Turkey.
Saying that social life conditions are very essential for development of children with Down syndrome, Pınar Ertuğrul said that they will open a kindergarten or nursing home for her daughter when she is graduated and she will educate children with down syndrome like herself.
Türkçe versiyonu: TÜRKÜ’NÜN OKUMA AZMİ