Returning to Learning: Improving Access to Education for Disabled Students

Nadia’s Initiative (NI) aims to support students with disabilities in Sinjar by renovating WASH facilities in schools to make them wheelchair accessible. In addition, electric wheelchairs will be provided for needy students with disabilities. As a component of this project, NI will also build new libraries in two high schools in Sinjar to improve reading habits in the community.

ADVANCED EDUCATION COURSE IN THE FIELD OF SOLAR HYBRID SYSTEMS

The aim of the project is to further train 45 graduates of technical courses from universities in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as well as refugees from Syria who live in the refugee camp Mam Rashan in the area of ​​solar diesel hybrid systems. Since the electrical energy supply in Iraq has deteriorated after the war and the electrical power is almost entirely generated from fossil energy sources, the entire electrical network fails on a daily basis. By using solar energy, fossil fuels can be saved on the one hand and the downtime of the power grid can be reduced on the other. This would have a huge impact on the economic activities of the entire region and therefore also on the labor market. Another advantage would be the improvement in air quality in inner cities, which suffers greatly due to the daily operation of emergency generators. The planned further training is intended to enable participants to design and electrically design PV systems - both as stand-alone systems and systems parallel to the grid. This includes safety aspects of personal and system protection as well as economic aspects regarding the purchase and operation of the systems. Finally, an example system should be installed, parameterized and put into operation.

CORONA EMERGENCY AID DOHUK

Procurement and delivery of Corona protective equipment for the health wards in three refugee camps for Iraqi internally displaced people and Syrian civil war refugees.

CORONA IMMEDIATE HELP

Our Bridge is a non-political, religiously independent aid organization that works to protect, feed, educate, deal with the past and provide future prospects for orphans, half-orphans and children with disabilities in the crisis areas of northern Iraq. Founded in September 2014 by Paruar Bako, Our Bridge is a non-profit association registered in Oldenburg and a registered NGO registered in Khanke, Iraq. The association is led full-time by Paruar Bako, is organized by 10 volunteers in Germany and employs 30 employees (25 teachers, 1 director, 1 educator, 1 bus driver, 1 gardener, 1 security guard) permanently employed in Iraq. Our Bridge is financed by a sponsorship program that connects sponsors in Germany with a sponsored child in Iraq. The sponsors in Germany pay a monthly contribution of 30 euros to cover the costs of protection, food and care for the child. The sponsorship program is the foundation on which Our Bridge was founded and built. Almost half of our teachers are also displaced people from Shingal who were forced to migrate regionally to escape the persecution of the Islamic State. The schools in Shingal were mostly destroyed or used as prisons and slave markets for months. The teachers share the children's fate and miss the same home, the same peace and the same childhood. This often makes it easier for them to build a trusting relationship with the children.

SUPPORTING WOMEN-LED BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

The Lotus Flower supports women-owned businesses in Kurdistan through a combination of business training and mentoring, seed funding, operational support, and psychosocial and community support. This ensures the highest possible success rate for new women-led small businesses and contributes to many positive outcomes: improving household income, particularly for women-led households, increasing economic activity in vulnerable refugee and internally displaced camps, reducing gender inequality and upgrading the social status of female entrepreneurs.
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MASKS FOR THE IDP CAMPS IN NORTHERN IRAQ

This emergency aid project for corona prevention and education is aimed primarily at Yazidi, internally displaced young women in the refugee camps around Dohuk. The aim is to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the camps and to inform and educate people about necessary infection protection measures. The project includes the printing of brochures and posters and the production of a total of 6000 textile mouth and nose protection (MNS) masks by Yazidi seamstresses in the camps. The MNS are successively handed out by employees of the 'Jinda' Center as part of their educational work in the camps. The project meets an urgent need, helps people to help themselves and offers Yazidi women an opportunity to work.

CORONA EMERGENCY AID DOHUK PROVINCE

Procurement and distribution of Corona protective equipment, especially for medical staff in the hospital wards of the refugee camps in Dohuk province and in the municipalities where refugees have found shelter. Also: masks for refugees in the camps.

PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE AGAINST THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN DUHOK REGION

The project aims to provide and deliver humanitarian assistance, including essential food items, supplementary products and COVID-19 protective equipment, to families in need in Duhok City and other areas of Duhok Governorate.

PPE DISTRIBUTION AND HEALTH AWARENESS PROGRAM IN DUHOK GOVERNORATE

The distribution of personal protective equipment (PPE) along with a health education program targeting vulnerable families and high-risk groups in Duhok Governorate, coordinated with the Duhok Health Department, is expected to help reduce the percentage of new COVID-19 cases and to limit the spread of the virus, especially among the above-mentioned groups.
CAPNI will target the high-risk groups in Duhok Governorate in coordination with the Duhok Department of Health (DOH). High-risk groups include people with low immunity such as the elderly, people with chronic diseases, cancer patients and blood diseases.
CAPNI is supporting the DOH Duhok by providing PPE kits (comprising masks, gloves, alcohol sensitizers and disinfectants) to be distributed to the target groups (approximately 500 people with risk factors).
In addition, a short session will educate beneficiaries about COVID-19, including how to properly use the PPE kits and its important role in preventing COVID-19.
As part of the project, our doctor will examine the suspected cases among the participants and refer them for a test for COVID-19.
To carry out the said activities, the DOH Duhok will assign a public health doctor to work in the Department of Preventive Medicine, in coordination with CAPNI, which will remunerate this doctor.
CAPNI will also provide the necessary logistics such as transportation, printing costs and others.
The target group is 500 people and the criteria for the beneficiaries are.
1. The individuals live in Duhok Governorate.
2. People from high-risk groups, ie
a. Elderly people.
b. Have chronic illnesses.
c. Have illnesses that weaken the immune system, such as cancer, blood disorders, or taking medications that weaken the immune system.
3. Priority will be given to vulnerable groups that are.
a. People with special needs.
b. People with low socioeconomic status.
c. The old people in the daycare center.

COVID-19 HELP FOR INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE FROM DOHUK IN SINJAR DISTRICT

Many families who left their homes in the Sinjar district for Dohuk before the atrocities of the so-called Islamic State (IS) are now gradually returning. But years of crisis, war damage, mismanagement and the exodus of skilled personnel have severely affected the Iraqi health system. Conflict-affected populations have no access or opportunity to purchase important hygiene and cleaning materials. This in turn has a negative impact on public health and the dignity of the highly vulnerable returned people. The limited or poor quality of WaSH facilities and poor hygiene practices increase the risk of the spread of infectious diseases, such as COVID-19. The Mission East organization, with its many years of experience in the region, plans to support 560 families who returned to Sinjar from IDP camps in Dohuk with COVID-19 measures as part of the project. Hygiene and cleaning kits as well as IEC (Information, Education, Communication) materials such as leaflets and posters on central topics will be distributed. Trained hygiene ambassadors will also provide information on important hygiene practices to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.

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