We believe that all children have a right to learn in a safe environment, without fear of violence, without discrimination, without limitations.
Last year, 5.3 million children in Iraq were in need of educational assistance as a result of armed conflict.
Mercy Hand for Humanitarian Aid believes educating children is a vital investment towards a sound future for Iraq. Education provides stability and enables children to unleash their potential. We strive to provide safe and secure environments that guide learning, self-discovery, and critical thinking.
Through our programmes, we have promoted the importance of education and literacy, increased the participation of girls, and supported national strategies to raise the level of education.
Working side-by-side with UNICEF, school administrators, school based management committees, parents, and teachers, we have mobilized efforts to implement activities that contribute to lasting educational outcomes. By coupling educational access with projects focused on quality, we have increased attendance and strengthened local capacity.