Education  Iraq Project #50136

GIVE THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE

by IRAQI CHILDREN'S HOPE
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GIVE THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE, Nov 2022 

 During the 2021-2022 school year, ICHOPE’s tutoring program was very active in supporting many students who were facing difficulties in school. Operating all 12 months of 2021-2022, ICHOPE provided support to the following through our after-school tutoring program: 

  • 67 students in grades 1-6 attended our tutoring program receiving tutoring help in Arabic (reading and writing) Math, English and Science.The children worked really hard and did very well,which resulted in all of them passing all end-of-year exams and moving on to the next grade. 
  • 14 students in grades 7-9 also attended our program and did very well. All of them passed their exams and moved on to the next grade. 
  • Two girls, who had never attended school, decided that they wanted to learn to read and write. They are still in the learning process and are showing very good progress.   
  • The tutoring program took place at our main location and at a new site as well. Students attended all year when they were in school and during their school vacations  
  • We currently have 23 teachers and 18 volunteers at our two locationsAdditionally, 17 students were tutored by teachers near their homes.  

 

  • Before the 2020-2021 school year started, we provided 400 school uniforms for elementary and middle school students along with backpacks and school supplies.  
  • This school year we provided 635 school uniforms, shoes, and backpacks with school supplies. We intend to increase that number for the 2022-2023 school year. 

Our staff visited some schools to check on these children andto determine how they are doing in school. The feedback they got was very encouraging. Most kids have shown wonderful progress, providing proof that our tutoring programs are successful.   

The following is about three siblings who attend one of our centers  

     Sokina is7 year old girl who was in first grade last year. She and her 2 siblings live with their grandmother after both parents died years ago. Sokina was unable to read and write Arabic in first grade, but since she started attending our tutoring program, she has made great progress and passed the first-grade exam. This school year she is in second grade and is still doing well. Her grandmothersaid, with tears streaming down her face that without ICHope’s support her grandchildren would not be in school now.  She added, "When die,know that these 3 innocent children will be in good hands,” meaning that ICHOPE will take care of them. 

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ICHOPE consistently provides tutoring programs in Iraq for students who struggle in school, especially elementary and middle school students who face difficulty in learning. Many of the students concluded this year with much better grades than before, so we are confident that our tutoring lessons had a great impact on them.

Our programs are designed not only to help students with their assignments and homework, but also to provide the foundation of reading and writing Arabic for first and second grades. One of our main goals is to teach the students to help themselves. In other words, we guide them to the point at which they become  independent learners; thus, they no longer need a tutor. During the summer holidays, we will continue to offer remedial courses for students who need help to prepare them for the upcoming school year.

The staff and the families of the children share their success stories with excitement and joy! Here are the stories of Ahmad and Amal.  

Ahmad is 8 years old and is in 3rd grade. When he registered with ICHope last November, he was struggling with reading and writing Arabic.  After 5 months in our program, Ahmad started to read and write. His mother cried tears of joy when she was walking in the street and Ahmad was able to read the street and store signs for her.

Amal, a student in fifth grade, was having trouble understanding the school materials in math and English. She kept failing in both classes, until she attended our touring program to receive extra help. At the end of this school year, Amal passed both classes with grades above 80%! Amal’s ICHope sponsor sent her a gift for her hard work and for the effort she put in to improve her grades as much as she did!

Current Data:

            Seven Teachers

            Five Volunteers

            Two Locations

            Forty-three students attend our learning centers

            Seven children are tutored in their homes

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Theis our initial educational program, which is designed to help children who live in poverty and children whose families cannot afford private preschool.

Our focus is on educational support for children, especially the most vulnerable and ages birth to 12 years.
Our programs include tutoring for children in grades 2-6 to teach them Arabic reading, and writing and touting for students in grades 4-7 who struggle in math, English, sciences, and Arabic grammar.

These programs are taught by volunteers who normally work in the fields of childhood development and education.

Anecdotal reports indicate that the children participating in our programs are making a vast improvement in school. Children who were not able to read and write are showing very good results. Our tutoring programs give students individualized attention that they don’t get in a crowded classroom. This helps them to keep up in addition to challenging those who aren’t challenged enough in their classes at school.

An additional benefit to children and their families who participate in our program is that they frequently receive baskets of food, clothing including school uniforms, toys, snacks, and other household items.

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Our overall mission is to provide educational support to orphans and to children of single mothers in Iraq. We do that by providing school supplies, backpacks, school uniforms, and shoes to needy children. Without our support, many of these children would not be able to attend school. In addition to providing supplies, we also provide after-school snacks and tutoring services at our education centers in Basra and Samawa cities and in homes of those children who do not have the means to get to our center. We are currently providing services for 77 children.

Most of our tutoring sessions focus on maths, English, and Arabic writing and reading for elementary and middle school students.

Attached are photos of in-home and classroom tutoring, as well as showing our volunteers distributing clothing and school supplies to our students. 

We will continue this program to support our orphaned children. Your donations are most appreciated and most necessary so these children can continue to learn. 

 

                       TOGETHER WE CAN CHANGE THESE CHILDREN'S LIVES

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Thank you for your very generous donations to I.C. Hope. In addition to the project you donated to, Iraqi Children's Hope runs many other programs to help the women and children of Iraq. They include job-skills training, donations of food and clothing, and help with medical needs.  I am attaching a copy of our report for 2019 and 2020. In the report, you will find stories of people we have helped, along with information about our projects, their scope, and their success. Through your help we are improving lives for women and children in Iraq. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions. 

 

See attached pdf for our organization's 2019-2020 report.


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IRAQI CHILDREN'S HOPE

Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA - USA
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Project Leader:
Qassim Alowaid
ALEXANDRIA, VA United States
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