Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden

by Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
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Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden
Help Yazidi Women & Families at the Healing Garden

Situated part-and-parcel with the Clinic for Yazidi Women the Healing Garden is utilized regularly by therapists and patients of the Clinic for Yazidi Women for individual and group therapy sessions. We are therefore extending this campaign on GlobalGiving to fundraise for both entities together.

 

Keeping Social Distance

During Covid-19 we’ve had to limit the number of people in the Healing Garden at any one time and still maintain its effectiveness for treatment. Since October, the Healing Garden has hosted an average of 2,000 guests per month including patients from the clinic and various school trips for children.

In January the Healing Garden hosted 129 Internally Displaced People for special programs and training events.

 

Animal-Assisted Intervention is proving extremely effective.

One of the unique techniques incorporated in the Healing Garden is Animal-Assisted Intervention where clients young and old engage in tending to and playing with the Garden’s variety of animals. Allowing traumatized patients something to care for can provide them with a sense of purpose and security. In recent months this has become the most popular program at the Healing Garden as patients express its close relation to their cultural practices and current condition.

 

What we need

The Healing Garden requires a lot of upkeep. The sustainable architecture and living materials are in constant need of maintenance and the animals require daily care. Excluding staff salaries, the Healing Garden costs on average $3,500 each month to maintain.

  • Therapist / Mental Health Specialist: $600 - $900 per month
  • One 60-minute therapy session (individual or group) is about $12
  • Animal feed and supplies: $1000
  • Veterinary appointments and medication for animals: $450
  • Garden maintenance and other staff: $1500

Upcoming projects include:

  • Planting 2,000 trees and 1,000 flowers
  • Seeding 50 kilos of grass-seed
  • Refurbishing mud-brick houses against rain and winter conditions
  • Construction of a new veterinary room
  • Install Solar-Panels (seeking funding)
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Receiving the National Energy Globe Award Iraq
Receiving the National Energy Globe Award Iraq

Healing Garden Report

 

October 2020

 

The Healing Garden is getting noticed

These past few months the Healing Garden in Chamchamal has won two awards.

Awards:

  • iF Social Impact Prize 2020:

“The Healing Garden impresses with its simplicity and effectiveness. The cultivation of the garden by locals, who earn their living with it, and at the same time the use of traditional loam construction and sewage techniques impressively confirm the sustainable approach of this wonderful project!”

iF Social Impact Prize Jury Statement

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  • National Energy Globe Award 2020:

Winner Energy Globe Iraq -The Healing Garden: Preservation of Resources and Sustainable Planning in a Post-Conflict Setting.

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The Healing Garden during COVID-19

The Healing Garden has proven to be an excellent tool for therapy during the pandemic. The spacious outdoor meeting places throughout the Healing Garden allow beneficiaries to continue their engagement with therapeutic programs and maintain in-person contact (in accordance with social distancing regulations).

While we have limited the number of persons allowed in the garden at the same time, this has not been a burden on patients.

During this time our staff are continuing to improve the facilities and extend the garden. New pomegranate trees are expected to arrive and be planted by next Spring, along with a variety of vegetables greatly extending the usable garden space.

 

How your money is spent

Excluding staff salaries, the Healing Garden costs on average $3,500 each month to maintain.

  • Therapist / Mental Health Specialist: $600 - $900 per month
  • One 60-minute therapy session (individual or group) is about $12
  • Animal feed and supplies: $1000
  • Veterinary appointments and medication for animals: $450
  • Garden maintenance and other staff: $1500

All donations collected during this campaign will be used for the aforementioned programs and items. Funds will be distributed as they are most urgently needed.

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Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights

Location: Berlin - Germany
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Project Leader:
Joshua Governale
Berlin, Germany
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