23 March 2018

TİKA Offered Libya's First 3D Modeling Course

The Turkish Collaboration and Coordination Agency (TİKA) has launched another one of its training programs, which are being implemented in various countries with the aim of training qualified personnel, by offering a 3D Modeling Course under its Employment Program (MESİP) in Libya, marking a first for the country. 

Within the framework of vocational training programs organized to promote economic development and employment in Libya, which is currently facing various crises, a 3D Training and Design Center was established at the school named "Madrasa-tul Funun was-Sanayi al-Islamiyya" (Islamic Arts and Crafts School), which was founded in Tripoli in 1898, during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II. The project aims to offer courses on 3D design programs, which will be taught by Turkish instructors from the Turkish Ministry of National Education, in the 3D Training and Design Center and Computer Lab, which contain the 3D printers donated by Turkey.

The "Islamic Arts and Crafts School", which was built in Tripoli in order to allow orphans and children of poor families to learn a craft in the Ottoman period, first opened its doors to students in 1901. During the occupation of Libya from 1911 to 1914, the school was used as a prison where Libyans were held.

One of the most symbolic educational institutions in Tripoli constructed during the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II, "Islamic Arts and Crafts School" was given a 3D Training and Design Center and Computer Lab by TİKA on the 100th anniversary of the sultan's passing in order to provide the school's students with modern facilities. Various projects aimed at improving the school, such as training programs for the instructors, are planned for the future.

The opening ceremony was attended by R.T. Ambassador to Tripoli Ahmet Aydın Doğan, TİKA's President Advisor Kamil Kolabaş, and TİKA officials. The program began with a visit to the Ghuraba Hospital, which was built in the Ottoman era, followed by a tour of the "Islamic Arts and Crafts School" during which the officials made examinations and received information.

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