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What We Do

Since our creation our focus has been on trying to help families and children. Now, at the request of the Archdiocese of Erbil we are making a concerted effort with the schools they are establishing to cope with the demand from families moving to the town, and away form insecurity and uncertainty in other parts of Iraq. 

In the summer of 2019, and again in 2020 we ran summer schools to support teachers in their development and ensure new teachers are given training before heading to the classroom. 

This has now developed into a whole new project of its own - Ankawa Education - visit the dedicated website to find out more:

The devastation in Northern Iraq is, in places, nearly total. 

We are a small charity, and much larger organisations than ours are working to rebuild homes, hospitals, schools, roads, electricity and water supply. 

Where we aim to help is in developing the human capital and rebuilding lost communities. Through embracing their culture and history, to providing training and paths into employment, we hope to rebuild people's future, one job at a time. 

Most of us cannot begin to imagine the trauma people have been through. This is obvious in the shattered homes and broken bones. What is less obvious is the mental trauma that is left behind. 

We are working with several trauma centres to help provide support to overcoming both the stigma of mental health treatment and the issues themselves. Training, support and professional help all work towards long term recovery of those in need. 

We are work with partners on the ground to over come the terrible traumas that have been faced, giving hope, one day at a time.  

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