My name is Elgun. I am studying at School No. 66 for refugees.
You can understand from the name of my school that I am one of
the hundreds of kids who have been separated from their native
land. We try to continue our education no matter how difficult
the conditions are. It is true that our school doesn't have all
of the necessary facilities. Our small classrooms don't have
any floors or ceilings. There isn't even a small playground for
us to use for sports. We have no means [auditorium or recreation
hall] to celebrate holidays. Nevertheless, we are trying to study
hard. We haven't lost our hope. We know that there will come
a time when all of these difficulties will be left behind.
Photo: Proud to be remembered:
Refugee child from Bilasuvar Refugee camp near the Iranian border
with his new TUTU children's book in Azeri Latin.
The pupils of our school were so happy to hear that you care
about us. TUTU, you know how hard it is to be forgotten. We're
happy that you care about us because it lets us know that we
haven't been forgotten. It lets us know that there are still
some people who care about us refugee kids. We are very grateful
to you for this. TUTU, I'd like to know about one thing. Will
you answer our letters? You won't forget us, will you?
6th grade, Khindiristan, Azerbaijan
November 18, 1999
(8.1) Spring 2000.
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