We find education as an essential tool to rebuild and recover communities from the ravages of genocide and displacement.
We find education as an essential tool to rebuild and recover communities from the ravages of genocide and displacement. Apart from continuous English classes for young people we also arrange workshops in collaboration with other organisations as well as volunteer teachers from all over the world, in subjects from painting to computer programming. The classes and workshops usually take place in our field centre at the Bajed Kandala camp for internally displaced people.
Many Yezidi genocide survivors never had the chance to learn to read and write. In 2020 we launched an adult literacy program based on the “empowerment group” method in collaboration with the Swedish educational organization ALEF. With the help of local volunteers and international literacy experts we have developed textbooks and course plans specifically tailored to the community’s needs, lifestyles and dialect. Groups of meet regularly at the JHK field centre where, led by our trained facilitators, they debate issues of pressing concern in the local community while learning to read and write their Kurdish mother tongue for the first time.
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Our activities include emergency relief, healthcare, education, women’s empowerment, civil society support and rehabilitation for genocide survivors. Please support our work by making a donation. All amounts are deeply appreciated. Thank you!