HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

by IRAQI CHILDREN'S HOPE
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

HELP IRAQI CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES PROJECT.

Mainstream schools in Iraq have very negative attitudes towards children with disabilities. As a result, Iraqi children with disabilities have been excluded from mainstream education. These children are not treated equally and are not given the opportunity to study.

ICHOPE advocates for the rights and interests of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities, both physical and emotional. We endeavor to ensure that all children have access to educational services appropriate for their unique needs. We do this by providing Early Intervention Services, running a program for children who are without access to educational services, facilitating parent support groups, working with local education and health services programs, providing training, and facilitating access to appropriate information on mental health and autism.

We are currently helping 55 children who are suffering from mental health disabilities. Once a child is identified as being in need of help, we work with the family to ensure that the child is accurately diagnosed, treated and provided with appropriate ongoing services. These services include treatment from doctors, access to health centers, access to academic programs and support for family members.

These children are showing improvement and are beginning to enjoy learning. Their families benefit from gaining an understanding of their child's disability, from beginning to understand why their child doesn't respond as other children do, and from learning how to help their child in new ways.

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Support Iraqi orphans and other children with disabilities.

Through the partnership with existing local social services entities, facility administrators, and other charitable organizations, ICHope helps to assess and meet the many needs and challenges facing children with disabilities. ICHope believes that every child is precious in the eyes of God and that all children deserve the opportunity to reach their full potential. Since starting this project five months ago:

1- We have registered 65 children who suffer from mental and/or physical disabilities.

2- These children are either orphans or from needy families.

3- We are still in the process of visiting families to find out if there are any children with any kind of disabilities.

Once we identify a child who has a disability we arrange with their family to let us set up an appointment with a special doctor for an assessment and a diagnosis. Once they are diagnosed with a disability, we work with the family and with the doctor to get them registered with a learning center that can meet their specific needs or we arrange for someone to work with them in their home. So far, all of the 65 children have been diagnosed, placed in an appropriate learning environment, and are making progress. 

We have also met with government officials to increase their awareness and understanding of the need for these children to be diagnosed and placed in an optimum learning environment for them.

It is important to note that most Iraqi families have very limited knowledge of disabilities. The first boy we helped was autistic, but his family had no idea. They thought he was just misbehaving because he was a bad child, but once he was diagnosed and his family gained an understanding of his disability and his needs, he has made wonderful progress. The second young boy was deaf, but again, no one in his family realized it. He was being raised by his widowed older sister who had children of her own to care for, and she had no idea that her brother couldn't hear. After being diagnosed, we provided him with hearing aids and with remedial educational support, and his progress has been nothing short of a miracle!

We need your support to continue this project so we can reach out and provide more service to more children because our approach opens up the world of learning to them and helps their families understand their differences. This is a chance to boost the development of children with disabilities and to change their lives for the better.

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2019-2020 Report for Entire I.C. Hope Projects
By Qasim Basry - President, I. C. Hope


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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Qassim Alowaid
ALEXANDRIA, VA United States
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