The Angel's School - Sinjar
"We deserve life, right to live, attention, health, education, safety, play, peace, identity, nationality. Protection from violence, neglect, exploitation, sex. Every child has the same rights."
Though ISIS was driven from Sinjar in November 2015 there has been no big NGO support to rebuild, clear IEDs, educate or medicate the growing community of Yezidis who have returned home from the IDP camps in the region. As Y.E.S. has an experienced and connected Yezidi team we are pleased to partner with them on a primary school project. They fortunately found a large house that was not beyond repair and an owner who was happy for us to use it. After hard work all around fundraising, negotiating and repairing the school now serves over 160 children.
The Angels Child Friendly Space is in a lovely large home. The owner has chosen to not return yet due to the situation in the area. As many families do not have that option he has agreed to let us use the building. The team from YES did an amazing job of fixing the building after it was vandalized by ISIS.
The Nabu School - Sinoni
Nabu is an organisation in Sinoni for the rehabilitation and support of orphans. The centre supports the orphans through:
Qualifying them on good educational basics by rehabilitating them educationally.
Providing talent-creation space by giving lessons about drawing, singing, music, and theater.
Providing psycho-support sessions,
Providing an area for entertainment.
Improving and developing their level of education through giving educational reinforcement classes in English language, Arabic language and mathematics within the project. The project includes 45 orphans from the Sinoni First Primary School.