REACH is committed to promote and protect the rights of the most vulnerable, impoverished and marginalized people in Iraq, as well as empower them to organize and proactively advocate for sustainable development of their communities.
The provision of Livelihood Assistance is one of the largest areas of intervention REACH implemented in 2018.
One of the main ways we achieve Community Development is through our Education Assistance projects.
Support for vulnerable villagers
Othman Sharif is one the kitchen garden beneficiaries. He has been living in Kani mama village, in Sangaw area his entire life with his family, 5 sons and his wife. His main source of living is rainfed farming; wheat and barley, and livestock; sheep.
The village is far from the city Chamchamal, the road is unpaved, so travelling is difficult to bring his family’s needs. “No one has been growing vegetables in the village since the 70s” Othman said, mainly because of water shortage. Also, their knowledge about vegetable production and drip irrigation was none.
Renovation of social infrastructure objects
Znar, a school located inside Duhok city, was suffering from many infrastructural problems and neglect. Perhaps the most dangerous of these being their roof, was in such disrepair that each time it rained the classes would have to be cancelled.
In discussions with REACH, the school management mentioned that while there were other issue that needed to be addressed, this was the main problem that they needed repaired. With the support of a committed team the roof was repaired. Mr. Na’amat, the school chairman expressed his gratitude and explained that this roof renovation not only made the school a safer place, now the students are able to attend classes in two shifts. This additional shift of classes allows more students attend classes and overall performance in every grade has improved.