Iraq - Peace school for children
Iraqi children have been traumatized by years of war, neglect, economic sanctions and continuing violence and upheaval. In summer 2007, MCC supported a pilot program of an Iraqi organization, Mercy Hands, to develop a peace education curriculum in a school in Baghdad. Now, due to the success of that project and a peace education manual created out of that pilot program, MCC is supporting new sessions of a peace education school at Al Hadi Youth Club, located in an impoverished neighborhood of Baghdad. The project will reach some 160 children over four sessions, targeting children who have dropped out of school. Children will learn about peace, acceptance and tolerance through activities such as drama, music, sports and stories. Each session will end with students staging a theatrical performance for their parents, community leaders and officials and media representatives. Your gift helps build peace in Iraq.
$40 pays the cost of classroom materials and a school bag for one student.
$225 pays a teacher’s salary for one month.