IRAQ: Beth Nahrain Organization for Women in Nineveh Plains concludes computer literacy project

BARTELLA and BAGHDEDE, Iraq — The Beth Nahrain Organization for Women (BNOW) concluded its International Computer Driving License (ICDL) course projects which launched nearly six months ago.

The courses included instructions on Microsoft Word and Excel and were attended by 80 women from the towns of Bartella and Baghdede (Qaraqosh) in Nineveh Plains in Iraq.

At the end of the project, a special celebration was held. The event began with a minute of silence for the souls of martyrs. Mayor of Al-Hamdaniya Issam Bahnam Daaboul delivered a speech in which he congratulated the BNOW and those in charge of the project, stressing the importance of such courses to develop women’s capabilities.

BNOW head and ICLD project manager Hanan Matti Touma delivered a speech in which she congratulated the participating women and urged them to continue building their capacities for work and economic empowerment. She also thanked the donor organizations, German non-profit Schmitz Stiftungen and the German Syriac Cross, for their support for such projects.

Certificates were then handed out to the 30 participants of the 7th and 8th courses.

In related news, the Hasakah branch of the Syriac Women’s Union (SWU) in Syria held courses focused on teaching the Syriac language at the Beth Nahrain Academy for Young Women.