Khadija, 46, needed to replace the lost income and help her husband protect and support their children. With Mosul in ruins, there were few opportunities for employment.
Thanks to your generosity, help was literally around the corner. Your gifts support three community centers in the devastated neighborhoods of West Mosul, operated by our trusted local partner, RNVDO. The community centers, sanctuaries for the city’s traumatized residents, are reassuringly named Ana-fi-Aman, Arabic for “I Am Safe.”
The centers offer vocational training in a variety of trades including sewing, mobile phone repair, computer skills and hair styling that will help people create their own jobs. The centers also provide much-needed psychosocial trauma counseling for children and teens, helping them to express and process their emotions and fears through art, storytelling, music, dance and other activities.