Literacy project launched for Yezidi women in Nohadra, Iraq, by Swedish organization

NOHADRA, Iraq — More than 30 displaced Yezidi women from different age groups in the Baji Kandala II Camp in the Simele District of Nohadra (Duhok) Governorate in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) are receiving daily reading and writing lessons as a part of a project launched by Joint Help for Kurdistan (JHK), a non-profit organization based in Sweden.

JHK uses one of the caravans of the camp to teach extensive lessons for several hours a day over the course of a six-month period.

Project Coordinator Farouk Hamo stated to a local platform that the educational curriculum they developed prepares the participants to solve problems within the camp in a democratic manner. “The project also seeks to prepare the displaced women to be leaders and activists, along with countering illiteracy,” he added.

“After the project’s first and the second phases, which will last for a year, the participants can teach at the camp school after passing a test of their academic level administered under the supervision of the Iraqi Ministry of Education,” Hamo said.