ORHAN ARI -a School Teacher's Mark on Educational History, Teaching, Social Culture Written by eao uk
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He was a true and courageous leader of both pupils and peoples ~his extraordinary motivating skills had made him a choice of British for pioneering educational and socio-cultural development of many of country’s peoples, and popular in both Turkish and Greek communities –having taught at also British schools pupils varying from Armenian to English etc., also after political independence, while later in course of his community’s adapting to Turkish system of education (as may be suggested by some of his symbolic poems) he appears to have been officially perhaps less appreciated, upon his peacefully passing away –as a cleric of a couple of years in his retirement to make ends meet, press having praised also his patriotism, Leader of Parliament of Turkish Republic of North Cyprus described him as having made both state and nation proud as “A successful modern educator.. who will be, with love and respect, remembered always...”
Acknowledging his wife Suzan Ari (whose own death brought condolences from as far away as Canada -from university teaching staff) as his great helper, with a sense of duty as in his verses, he always pursued idealism:-
“Since to mourn and to remember us there is someone That’s what counts –we can assume our duty to’ve done”
After his death a street was named after O S Ari in Marmara district Nicosia Cyprus
The author's authority is based on the various writings in Turkish, Greek, English, of book authors and newspaper reporters and columnists and poets on the late theacher and thinker Orhan Seyfi Ari
SUZAN ARI -In a Visionary Educator's Nationally Motivating Her Appreciable RoleWritten by eoa uk
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There, peoples of e.g. city of Paphos and town of Loudrijina, still tell of Suzan Ari’s, in budgetless days after Second World War in 1940s & 1950s with young children sleepless nights to gratis make costumes for their secondary-school’s first taste to them of their cultural heritage, in latter with only oil-lamp light to gratis sew up national flags for first celebrations of their national days which her husband was instilling awareness of in people ~they still tell of her opening her home, as her husband was helping have roads and electricity and water and getting schools built for those whose illiteracy was to extent of many’s not even seeing how their sons and especially daughters could possibly benefit from education, to dentists to set up equipment in to treat people, to host artistes to put on cultural shows for them, to learn to gratis teach new skills to her husband’s students. Mrs Ari, as regarded by her husband ‘Teacher of Teachers’, was indeed ‘The Great Helper’...
Suzan Ari had been to prayers on night of Wednesday 20 Nov. ‘02, had met and chatted and prayed with her dear neighbours and friends ~the following morning she was found to have peacefully passed away.
The following verses by her late husband Orhan Ari also apply to her...
The pure in heart truly die never Joyous be, in hearts they live forever
Tulips representing donations in her honour to educational trust surrounded Mrs. Ari’s coffin
The article is based on information available to its author -by various communicated or copied by postal an electronic means