Education  Iraq Project #50136

GIVE THE GIFT OF KNOWLEDGE

by IRAQI CHILDREN'S HOPE
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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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As a result of your generous donations to Iraqi Children’s Hope’s “Give the Gift of Knowledge” Project, is off to a great start. Even though we only started the project at the end of February, we have been able to provide:

  • New Desks:  13
  • Books and Materials:  80
  • After-school Snacks:   75
  • Laptops:   9
  • Teachers/Tutors:  7 for 35 school children in Basra.

Our focus is on providing academic support to elementary-aged orphans and children from needy families. Our project provides them with a safe place to be after school where they can get snacks, academic help from tutors, and positive reinforcement from peers and adults.  I.C. HOPE makes a profound difference in the lives of orphan and poor students in grades 1-8 by providing them with the supplemental academic support they don’t get in school, due to overcrowding and a shortage of teachers. The homework assistance and other academic supports we provide help these children to catch up academically and then to stay on grade-level using improved study skills, increased knowledge, and more practice in reading, writing, math, and English.

Our students and their families are very happy to find support with academics.  One of our students, Hussain, is 7 years old and in second grade. He lost his father a few years ago, and he lives in poverty with his mother and 5 siblings. Hussain has difficulty in reading and writing, and unfortunately, he suffers from a speech disorder. I. C. HOPE sent Hussain to a speech therapist, and now he also has his own tutor. He is very happy, and he has already started to speak better and to write more. We see the happiness on the children's faces when they start to learn and to feel safe and comfortable. They are working hard for academic progress and for the opportunity to win big rewards. They have started to enjoy studying and participating in virtual classes.

During the last few weeks, we have realized that some students who need help live far from our location, so we have hired itinerant tutors who travel to areas close to their homes to provide tutoring. Currently, Iraqi students are preparing for mid-term exams, and after that, they will have a 10-day break. When they return to school I.C Hope will continue the tutoring program.  We are also working directly with schools to collect regular progress reports for the students we work with and are now working to open additional tutoring centers in Baghdad and Samawa cities.

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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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