Beth Nahrin Organization for Women concludes art course in Bartella, Iraq

BARTELLA, Iraq — With the support of the Dutch organization Stichting Ismaël, the Beth Nahrin Organization for Women (BNOW) concluded its first art session in Bartella, Iraq, during a ceremony held in the gardens of the Cultural Center of the Church of St. Shmuni.

The ceremony was attended by a large gathering of residents of the region, civil society organizations, and parents of students participating in the course.

The event began with a minute of silence for the souls of martyrs, after which the BNOW President Hanan Matti Touma delivered a speech thanking Stichting Ismaël for supporting the project. Stichting Ismaël supports projects that aim to bring about change and development in society through support for women, children, and young people.

The ceremony included the distribution of certificates of appreciation to the students participating in the course, with a copy of the Bible provided by Stichting Ismaël. More than 30 paintings were displayed during the exhibition.

The course lasted for three months and involved 25 students supervised by artists and psychologists.