An important educational and cultural project has been started by a protocol signed between the General Directorate of Lifelong Learning of the Ministry of National Education and Hayrât Foundation. At the beginning, the courses will be opened in 300 Lifelong Learning Centres in different cities and towns; then the number of the centres will be gradually increased to 900 throughout Turkey.
In 1997, Hayrât Foundation taught Ottoman Turkish to thousands of people with a similar cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and now our foundation is carrying out a new and greater service.
The courses are free. We are aiming to make it easier to learn reading Quran and Ottoman Turkish which are actually quite easy.
The main purpose of the protocol is to enable people to read and understand the main sources [written in Ottoman Turkish] of the cultural heritage in libraries, archives and other sources which belong to individuals and institutions. In other words, we are aiming to teach reading and understanding the available prints and manuscripts in Ottoman Turkish in order to benefit from them and introduce those sources into cultural life. Also, we are aiming to train teachers to teach Ottoman Turkish. Moreover, we aim to teach people to read Quran and the tajwid rules.