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this research shaw asked about education and the lens that some young people go. so yes, what's coming up in our new series? dig in deep will find out why not in cyprus is so attractive for africa students. and will also uncover this come exploitation and human traffic in some of the students have to endure. and we'll get into the mind of a human mental calculator. in many african countries or foreign degree could improve one's life significantly. that is why more africans are chosen to study abroad. the traditional destination suff, always been bureau, north america and china. but literally, a lot of africans are going to this tiny island. specifically, it's year about $20000.00 african school to the tech is republic of northern cyprus, a country that does not exist. so what is this place, and why isn't it
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a real country? said buck for a quick history lesson. ah, the de facto states of the tech has republicans not, and cyprus must not be confused with the republic of cyprus in the south, which is part of the european union. the island of cyprus was divided in 1974 after a series of conflicts that resulted in turkey occupy and in lawton house. in 1983, the north unilaterally declared independence, which is only recognized by turkey. to day, the north is largely populated by turkish cypriots and the south by greek cypriots . the capital city is divided into nicholas c, i in the south and left kotia to the north. they night admissions maintains a buffer soon to avoid any further hostilities between the 2 sides. it is illegal to cross the border without a valid facade due to its defact of states, us and force in human rights in the north is hot. regardless in the last 2 decades,
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the law has seen a spike in international universities. as of this year, around $20000.00 africans study in that not because education is relatively cheap. some of the students have however, been racially profiled and discriminated against. recently the mafia has reportedly made northern cyprus, it's back yet. so why do many african still study here? the reason could be that softer her africa is witness in a boon in demand for tertiary education because of its young population. and in rest, the degree could mean a better paying job and possibly a better life. so when i saw this well produced but ambiguous video of a student is se, that said, study in cyprus, a world class education center that promises employment in the you. i got curious. so i have trouble there to find out what's happening on that island. and what i
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found out is that, well, all that glitters is sign off for yourself. oh, come with me with we are in the heart of left kusha in the ancient city in northern cyprus, this mediterranean island office, not just history, but also international education. and as a reason why each year, several 1000 african students show up on this island looking fun international degree. so, what makes it so attractive? we find out us of this year between 20 and 30000 african students study in northern cyprus, given an overall population of less than 400000 inhabitants. that's quite a number. no one that they become a pillar of the northern sac cross economy and economy to has me struggling since a turkish cypriots declared independence in 1983 after years of war and crises
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in the early 2 thousands, no university program started to attract international students with low tuition fees and affordable accommodation. the growing number of students keeps the economy running around 20 universities in the small defact of territory are wound potential graduates. this must be students have in them to find out more. i met with all my in the room who is a student, an editor of a trouble magazine. so besides education, what do students get out of this place? as you know, sac press has a lot of terrorist locations. so we organized that hers places and then take students there. their response is always like or when is the next one happening? ways are happening, puts me on your broadcast list so i can get a notification. so that sounds amazing. but as to that,
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life cannot always be blissful when i asked about potential problems, omar insists so far, you cannot have everything in every client you days. always going to be somebody new somewhere in the when you check the bad news compared to the positive aspects. of course you would find a bit of higher ground for the positivity this talk about bad news made me suspicious. so i decided to do some big in of my own. and what i found was disturbing. i've seen stories about racism, discrimination and even the death of some students. is this the same modern cypress?
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the must be something happened in here. i want to talk to some students to find out if there's another side to the northern cyprus story. on the outskirts of lift kosher. i'm about to me to prove to skimmed up as students up near east university as president of the library and students association. he said a lot of complaints from other students who came to the island by agents recruit us, who promised them easy work and affordable accommodation. but a reality is, is chemistry for called. currently, i have are more than almost 10 students who are just pop in partially with france because they came and in accommodation on some of them. what the agent told in the price of the stock. the oscars college at and did talk ish stay low amount. why the in the less than students pay high amount for godsig we students displays us or
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have a job. why shouldn't be like as plot, yet it is completely addiction. you feel the death of my he has blocked ation as leticia, but no prospects for whack. and under financial pressure, some students choose desperate meshes. one of the mum bread us left thea with me. i do do the same misinformation he got from the it in like did his work. so when he came, he went to school the 1st semester, and they said once, almost up when it babies to wish him, he couldn't be his wish. and so he decided to venture to this off, he got arrested and he was sent to jill brutus himself faces severe financial difficulties because his agent did not tell him the truth. on top of all that, just recently, his landlord arbitrarily increased the rent. and how are you going to manage this? well, that's a tough question. well, actually is probably 2 of the strongly,
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i will go to be on radios with us. where i'm no good, i'm no, i'm not working. i am, i have the money to pay aside the story, not brutus has just shared, they are some other students who have been deported for things that we will not even consider a crime in. this gave me a glimpse into education in northern cyprus high while i'm you also mentioned that education events can be found everywhere they help many international students find the right university, no place to stay. also in the t r n. c, there are events who have done a fantastic job given some students, a good experience. but uh, this horse misrepresentation of facts, half who some students in a really difficult position. so i went to find some one who knows a bit more about these events in man, all i to re is appear to the student and co founder of voice shot for voices of
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international students in cyprus, one of the largest student organizations on the island. and here is what i asked him. and a critical part of this recruitment process is the use of agents are by day for senior cities. talk to us about how that works. if i run age and for example, and be able for university, i have an understanding of the university that for every student i bring to northern part of cyprus, all right, i get paid and what 500 to $600.00 by the university. i also reserve the right to ask for a feed from the student i'm bringing and so suggest to understand that the agent able to take it the fees from the students and also paid costs all the fees from the recipe for bringing the students actually. oh certainly, and i think the really bad thing about the whole agency issues, it's not regulated. in fact, we do know from some of the saudis that we've done that a huge, almost 2 percent of students that the agents misled them. and i to them,
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when you said the misled them, what, what, what are some of the things that agents told them that were not true? i mean, we've heard cases as past all right, as well. and not mentioned in that you, it comes in northern part of cyprus just in cyprus, and you may be asking the question, move all of the technology information. how are these forms are not able to find the mission. and we did as the questions for some agents on what they told us was we, we really, it, we contact the parents, they will not go to the internet and start searching for information about the type of so it's easier to mislead that way. but of course, we also know that some agents will not talk about you coming to happen. they'll tell you where you're coming to and other type of hackers, but they don't give you the full picture. you are told, for example, well, you can get a job when you come here, you can get a scholarship when you come, but we didn't come on the jobs, the legal we, the vast majority are working in the unregulated or illegal workers, scholarships. well, if she thought sean is going to,
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she was not exist that looks like they didn't fit them. it's not regulated at all. how is this even possible? i would though the very short answer i would tell you is it's by design. in fact, it is not misleading information, it is traffic in and the institutions and the administration is duty are part of this. so the entire system is benefiting from the more practices they formation. manuel gave me was not only disturbing, but back by heart. 5 voice did a survey of $800.00 students with 79 point one percent of them being offered. more than half of them had bad experiences with ya. agents. on an island with little to knoll, student jobs become an agent, could be lucrative. the entry barrier is low. the missing regulation leads to a large number of misled and often for mobile, young people,
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easy pre for loan sharks and all sorts of other exploitation. ask for seal assume a human rights lawyer tells me. so yeah, you are telling me about a mill students who also end up in the construction sector. explain again how that works. so what they do is that sometimes they try to find jobs, they can't. so they fail to pay the university as they become passive students. so they become irregular residence at the same time. and they can go back to their counselors for are variety of reasons, either because they're scared that they will be judged by their parents because their parents have paid the lot for their child to go up wrote, you know, especially in some african cultures. this are very, very valuable things to send someone up wrote and they, they don't know what to but to do when they go back to their counselors without even a degree. so they still have a hope that they can work and in the future, once they save money, they would complete their studies. basically, this is their major motivation. and they,
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they work in construction size. we see young, especially african men to work in the construction sites. and to work in the agriculture in the farmers, especially men of course, you don't have to mention the names, but are there specific examples of human trafficking that you have personally dealt with? yes, yes. i mean, actually many cases and they are recently monster related to trafficking of young african girls into and they're forced into sex at work basically by personnel traffickers or sometimes criminal groups. and they deceive them. and when they arrive here they move. they meet with them in the airport and they take them to private apartments. and a few days later, they start telling them that they need to engage in prostitution. and that they have depths to that traffic or so we called it upon date, in the literature of human trafficking. so they, they say that they are not allowed to leave the home. they're not allowed to go to
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the university. and if they resist, most of the time they are physically abuse or psychologically manipulated by the traffickers. so this is a very typical sexual exploitation case in the not done part of sex and punish her some light on who these groups. these criminal networks with the abuse of the student is a type of trafficking. we see a lot of porting kind of traffic, her groups being there and their numbers are getting higher and higher each year. basically, i'm trying to understand when you see foreign tropical groups, what are some me so in that, in the exploitation of young african goes, we see african women and african men engaged mostly. but also they have collaboration with some local as well. i mean, it's just horrible and to make matters worse because they're t r n c is a de facto state. it is really hard to enforce human rights on when groups like fizzy was rescue some of these girls. it cannot directly talk to some government in
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africa because this part is more recognized. and really their quest for education should never lead to situations like with just head, although investigations are ongoing. what i found out is that many of these cases never make it to the attorney general's office for prosecution. the police off in sess it is conducting more investigations investigations that really never end. so i confronted bad lord and safe, ross minister of education with these problems are some of a lot of international students are facing challenges with regard to discrimination issues to do with russia, profile in universities as a result of the competition selling programs that sometimes exist or agents represented in wes this in a way that is not accurate. what is a plan to do with these issues regarding the international students? her face,
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boudreau of your show are people on nor to inherently discriminatory? said oh, we cannot allow or isolated incidents to generalize their whole takesha community in limerick a couple of them with a jamesville tar total globule. jim's beer to them bill. yeah. but despite all of this, um, they are issues with misrepresentation and students getting here and finding out that their reality ah, is not what is actually on the ground. and this is regards to destiny. dagon westies, you seen it. and how is, are these atens and day day recruitment of leasing diversities. supervised a generally in risk to learning kim, the edith should get all the universities are in communication with the student. so letter. but with regards to the agencies, we are preparing a legislation, b. yes, awesome. the agents have to be accredited by the ministry of education if they want
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to bring 4 in students who are the ones that are not accredited, are not able to bring students to the island in jewelry which actually end also dos edge and so mislead students will be penalize her all even if minor incidents happen, but also the copeland soldier dollars from now they will be held accountable. and hankey bureau in japan, burly bill, she, katie, all much. that chalk, matthew, that bird a be all i all will show selena on the go to nick ish mit other. now, a gen, to let me let him become an awkward visitor in a state where corruption is rife, get injustice is a slow process. still, not in cyprus, has great universities. the of them round in the times high education list, but for your own safety facility soon has some advice. don't rely on an individual to come to the non competitive cypress. try to rely on institutions. try to make
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your research in the best way you can. don't trust the people that you mean online . don't trust to the words saying that you will easily find the job here because it's not true. we have an economy crisis here and it's going to get verse and there are basically almost no job opportunities, no decent job opportunities, i may say for years. so probably, even if you find the job you would be exploited and you would not be able to to seek justice after that. so, and plus, make sure that you are financially sustainable enough. and so that if you have any problems here, you wouldn't be in a marable position, financially thing. on average, the semester fees in the north, in cyprus, it's about 1000 years. and this is very cheap compared to europe or north america. and because of this, northern cyprus will continue to be a hub for those who are looking for
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a cheap degree. but you need to understand that it is not europe, and it is not the republic of cyprus. and more importantly, in need to listen to the advice that physio, as just given. if you've had any experience in northern cyprus, get in touch with us by our social media, and also via email 7 to 7 at dw dot com. you can also watch the full version of our new series begin deep on youtube tunnel from africa, students who are trying to get an education outside a continent. let's meet vest pizza who have the fascinating brain. michael july. bill does not need a calculator to find out what is 100000000000 minus 3 multiplied by 5 divided by 2 . he just doth it in his mind. let's find out how his mind works. and then they call him the human calculator. turn up michael jewelry is legacy. must with
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kid in seconds, he can crunch big numbers. he can odd, obstruct divide, find square and cube root. he's p a c, his q as a superpower. but for 10, it's simple. we had some i banassi magnet and maybe the question just like the, i don't get up. it's been attracted to immediately. it takes it's in, it says in mind because i needed a geographic, but profession taylor has always been good at mathematics, but he doesn't rest on his laurels. he's obsessed with improving. this is my battery. i travel much as what was going on as it contains number, not in numbers alone on now i can get better with things. i don't know if the did before, when to 30 year old is not putting or using his math skills to while crowds in lego teach you to to, to, to let himself graduated really a year ago. he's already a mini celebrity at lego state university. on miko new mentor me for
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a few years now. when he left for com, i'd be pointing to know much about our development. now my friends tell us, excuse often leave. he's p as in all but the good natured puffin takes it in his train. if you see me, we might not be an ordinary even when he gets into the about me, we for the see what i can do with friends, i'll call him you can do these ordinary to do he's out of this ward and send us abilities are starting to pay off, even lending him a scholarship for software engineering for an i c t college in or you divide about and i mean. 2 you don't sleep on this much we, we've, he's abilities and he's definitely want to watch what's their square root toss? 25 minus 3 times 2 into 4 and 40. mean,
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i can't. that's why we keep an eye on to a lady because this kind of identity, it's truly magical. and hey, talking about magic. less had to kept town in south africa for more than 30 years. the college of magic has been teaching young people everything from clever tricks to spellbinding illusions. and i thought only about wizardry and fun. so come along. let's step into this magical welt. ah, hi everyone. i did it yesterday and will come to the college of me. oh hello, what is your name? what's the, what's post r g? we didn't see that kind of magic is where young people come and then the ad skill of magic noise is extramural activities like juggling. oh,
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i've been with the college of music since this eat. so the been using it because it's food. i was told i wonder, is west as of this year of when a lot of prizes here, the college of magic changed my life in the really positive way was i would didn't say i excelled it school by. i could that country dinner of whenever we doing our own exam. so i would go in for i didn't have that confidence. okay. yeah, i'm in front of people. yeah. where is out before joining the college of me to go was just that shy. pissy who was sitting in the corner who couldn't approach people to make friends magic and jacqueline yeah. then at the of badge and like magic lake. so someone with
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here to this is going to see that this is the israel, remember nation. we have people from different communities, different religions, and he says, yeah, and now we don't judge either cause we are here for the same chord which is doing magic. so if you have people with the same code in one place, that is very powerful. oh, little you interest keeps speaking chemo spades. no, please come to the king of speed because the king of spirit has been here one time . oh, so now you know that hogwash is not the only magic school, albert. that's our show for this week, and i'm glad you're still with me till the end. we'll be back next week with
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