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Mr. Abdulraheem Mohammed Jawhar,  Chairman of Al-Mdaina District Council, visited the Iraq Foundation’s Mdaina Education Project (MEP), which provides literacy and computer training to the citizens of Mdaina District in Basra province.  Mr. Jawhar expressed thanks to the project’s implementers  AND distributed the Iraq Foundation’s grant for the Literacy Project in Al-Mdaina District.  The MEP project provides a grant of generators and drinking water coolers to the community’s school that participate in the project.  The schools’ principals and the Head of the District of Mdaina  expressed their sincere thanks to the Iraq Foundation.

View Press Release in Arabic (PDF)

Details of the Distribution:

Participating schools:

  • The Mada’en school
  • The Nusayree School
  • The Dhefaf School
  • The Alwane School


1 cooler to each one of the following schools: The Mada’en school and the Nusayree School

1 generator to each one of the following schools: TheDhefaf School andthe Alwane School


UPR Summary: Arabic

UPR Arabic

As part of IF’s Mdaina Education Project (MEP), launched in February, we are pleased to announce the start of the literacy and information technology (IT) training programs in the Southern marshlands of Mdaina! The trainings will continue until August 2009. The literacy training is geared towards 250 illiterate and semiliterate adults, and is taking place in four local schools and run twice a week for two hours and 15 minutes a session. The Iraq Foundation would like to thank the Department of Education in Al-Qorna for offering valuable literacy curricula for the literacy component of this project.

In April, IF also began the IT computer training program, which will provide six local IT experts with advanced skills training. In addition to enhancing these individual’s employment skills, this training will ensure that Mdaina has competent IT personal to handle the administration of the computer center established by the MEP project and train an additional 50 teachers and 50 small business owners in basic computer operations, which will benefit their work and livelihood.

During the month March IF staff started advertising for participants for the Mdaina Education Project (MEP) in various media outlets including the Nahrain website, AlFayha network, as well as local mosques and schools. In addition, IF staff also started developing the traditional literacy and computer training curricula to be used for the project.

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