Karataş Halk Eğitimi Merkezi ( KHEM ) is a non-formal governmental institution which is located in Karataş, Adana in the south of Turkey. Karataş is a small town but it has a high rank of population migrated from Syria.
Non-formal education covers all types of educational activities conducted in addition to the formal education or outside the scope of formal education. The specific objectives of our
non-formal education program are :
– to teach reading and writing to adults who have never attended any formal education program or dropped out of a formal education program or who are currently enrolled in a formal education program
– to build on the knowledge base of the last level they attended to provide educational opportunities that facilitate their adjustment to scientific, technological, economic, social and cultural developments
– to offer opportunities that will help them acquire professions in accordance with the employment policy and in line with the trends in economy and to help professionals acquire necessary knowledge and skills for their professions.
Our institution has 2 administrators, 7 teachers and 45 trainers 2 officers. Annually, we have around 210 courses and more than 2500 adult students within our institution and inncooperation with other public and private institutions in our town. For our courses, we provide teachers and experts from other schools and institutions. We not only open courses for adults, but also manage open elementary school and open high school. We have around 7.250 active students in these schools.
Our main building has 6 classrooms, 2 workshops, 2 administrative office, 1 teachers’ room, 2 computer labs and 1 multi-purpose hall. Apart from our classes, we organize courses in any place convenient for education. We have a very wide range of courses, such as; ICT, foreign languages, Turkish literacy courses, handicraft, arts, sports, music, family education, cooking, hunting, musical instruments, dressmaking, dancing, hairdressing etc.
Our specific expertise area is adult teaching. We provide many different courses for adults and also for people who are out of formal education. We help them improve themselves, have a better position in society and be prepared for life itself.