In Konya, for the first time, a machine produced by Selçuklu Mehmet Tuza Pakpen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School that makes animal food from food waste will be distributed to vocational schools throughout the country and put into production, with the instruction of the Minister of National Education, Mahmut Özer.
The animal foods produced by the machine manufactured by Selçuklu Mehmet Tuza Pakpen Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School and installed in Seydişehir Suğla Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, drew great appreciation when they were sent to the earthquake-affected areas last month for the street animals living in those regions.
National Education Minister Mahmut Özer, who visited Istanbul Sancaktepe Eyüp Sultan Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School, which started producing animal food for the same purpose, stated during his visit that food production is carried out in vocational schools, teacher's lodges, and training hotels. He also mentioned that a study was conducted to evaluate food waste, and the first machine was produced in a vocational high school in Konya to make animal food from food waste.
Minister Özer also added the following statement during his speech: “Our aim here is to set up this production line that produces animal food in all schools across 81 provinces, and we consider it as part of education to raise young people who are not only respectful to humans but also sensitive to meeting the needs of animals around them. We will hopefully send the first productions to the animals in the earthquake-affected areas through our provincial directorates and set up animal food production facilities within vocational schools in all 81 provinces by the end of this month. In this field, our vocational schools will show social awareness and support the transportation of these foods with our students and deliver them to animals.”