ORHAN ARI -a School Teacher's Mark on Educational History, Teaching, Social Culture

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Orhan Seyfi Ari An Idealist and Visionary (1918-1992)

“A luminary to so many teachers” (Editorial in ‘Halkin Sesi’ of 27 December 1992)

Of those who wrote about him in English/American, in Turkish, in Greek –book-magazine-newspaper articles and officially and privately (in England, Cyprus, Australia).. to a poet he was a star –in his poem, to a columnist an eminent school, to an author a remarkable man, to an editor a defender of liberties, to a writer an honour to have known, and to a researcher ‘Such nice things I have heard about him!’...

Torepparttar Secretary of State for Education he was ‘the teacher of teachers’ –inscribed on his tomb, a university professor’s condolences from Turkey were to his nation –who in his honour named a street after him.

Orhan Ari was born in Lapithiou -Paphos, in the, atrepparttar 109393 time, British colony of Cyprus.. after completing his secondary and high-school education in Nicosia, and upon qualifying through Morphou Teachers Training College, he also studied agriculture…

With a keen interest in his continuing professional development through courses and seminars, and as torepparttar 109394 rest mostly self-educated, he has left his unmistakeable mark inrepparttar 109395 educational, cultural, ethical, social, progress and development of Cyprus.

He had been a secondary school teacher, a head teacher, a lecturer; an occasional columnist, in his personal circle of friends also a debater, mystic, poet.. in retirement he was invited overseas to inspect schools, and to give talks to cultural organisations…

SUZAN ARI -In a Visionary Educator's Nationally Motivating Her Appreciable Role

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Suzan Ari A Great Helper to a Great Educator (1927 - 2002)

“…loss of valued Suzan Ari we are grieving” (Salih Cosar –Leader Democrat Party [Minister for Economy kktc] ~in ’Halkin Sesi’ -26 Nov. 2002)

Premier of Nth. Cyprus attended her funeral.. from Canada university education staff to others inrepparttar USA &repparttar 109392 UK who as ‘auntie’ referred to her poured in messages, including from persons knighted by Britain to representingrepparttar 109393 nation in Europe, of commiseration…

Suzan Ari, inrepparttar 109394 cultural and social development ofrepparttar 109395 Cypriot was a great helper inrepparttar 109396 efforts of her late husband Orhan Seyfi Ari “whose mark onrepparttar 109397 nation’s history of education is not a small one”.

Asrepparttar 109398 Greek and Turkish Cypriot pupils of her husband and many people ofrepparttar 109399 British Colony of Cyprus Orhan Ari’s efforts, so did many fromrepparttar 109400 later Republic of and still laterrepparttar 109401 Northern Republic of Cyprus remember and appreciate Suzan Ari’s help in those efforts to educate, modernize, a society previously resisting or helpless in cultural progress.

She was born in Morphou –where after her compulsory education and training as dress-maker underrepparttar 109402 British system of apprenticeships and self-education in Turkish and Greek comtemporary literature and with an avid interest in current affairs (perhaps resulting from her father Mr. Uney’s social activities as a successful businessman and local community leader in central Nicosia –the capital) she was one ofrepparttar 109403 very first to show with her husband (Mr. Ari -a young idealist teacher) in 1941repparttar 109404 courage ofrepparttar 109405 conviction that, while there was nothing wrong withrepparttar 109406 Cypriot Turkish and Greek custom of dowries, marriage should be for love.

In Nicosia, duringrepparttar 109407 intercommunal troubles, inrepparttar 109408 salaryless and food-rationless days fromrepparttar 109409 1960s, she fed many an immigrant villager guest of her husband’s, stood by him unlike many not to emmigrate...

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