2010 Youth Camp Interviews

 

Success Stories:

Several participants from IF’s 2010 Youth Civics Camp took part in an interview series. Listen to the youth express their views on the camp in developing their democracy understanding and how to communicate with each other as well as to be active in building up friendships with their colleagues whom they met during the trainings.

Brief Summary of the interviews:

  1. Ms. Dthura Mohammed Hassan (B.S.C in Biology-Babil University):  “Through 5 days of training, I saw something which is beyond description, where I participated in previous training courses, but didn’t witness such high level of training.  After I return back, I will do workshops, committees, and forums in my University or in any other place and will try to add to what I’ve learned, because the training taught me how to be a brave and leader”.
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  2.  Ms. Samareh Haleem (B. S. C in Law – School of Law – Baghdad):”I learnt the achievement and embodiment of democracy within the Iraqi people.  May be there are different views, but we as participants have achieved integration, rapprochement, and understood each other”.
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  3.  Ms. Seran Ibrahim (Student in the American University in Sulaimaniya – KRG): “One of the main important things I learnt in this training workshop is how to listen to others, and how to be patient.  I met other new colleagues from other places of Iraq.  We became friends and I miss them.  This is something new which I gained through the workshop”.
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  4.   Mr. Ahmed Mahmoud Abbass (Physical Education College – Maysan University – Head of Iraq Youth Association):  “We learnt new topics that weren’t in our minds at all, and now the Iraq Foundation touched these topics, which we greatly benefitted from and increased our poor knowledge as well.  We wish to see these training coursed repeated again, and broaden the support of democracy”.
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  5.  Mr. Sadik Taher Amen (B. S. C in English Language – Al-Najaf):”  We participated in this training mainly to learn about supporting democracy.  We hear about it, and maybe we practice it without knowing that this is democracy.  Maybe we are practicing this incorrectly.  I came here to learn.  The teachers were very professional and humbled.  We are willing to practice democracy and teach others on that.  We encourage others to visit the Iraq Foundation and learn about its experiences, and participate in coming workshops”.
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  6.  Mr. Laith Maher Abdullah (Engineering College – IT – Ninawa): “I got great benefit from the training in many aspects, like youth leadership, administration, democracy, the Constitution, and participation in elections.  The training was focused.  The trainers were very professional and precise in their presentation and analyses.  I am willing to practice what I learnt on the society”.
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  7.  Mr. Muhanad Sa’adoun (IT-Engineering – Maysan University): “The training offered us a chance to learn about what is democracy, advocacy.  This was a chance for us to practice these concepts.  We learnt how to make from ourselves future leaders for leading the new Iraq.  Iraq is on the verge of a new transitional period, where youth will be the leaders and will govern to build good future for our children and youth”.
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