My first post-COVID return visit since 2019. The Centre looked very well maintained and was very busy. The kindergarten was full, and there was also a nursery.
All the training rooms were full of women learning new skills – Information Technology, dressmaking and handicrafts.
The spacious play area was adorned with colourful mats and toys, creating a safe and welcoming space for the children to develop their social skills and creativity. The laughter and joy resonating from this section of the centre underscored the nurturing environment and the care provided to ensure the holistic development of the children.
All thanks to donations from Basra Energy Company Limited (BECL), with the support of the Basra Oil Company.
The centre’s AMAR staff welcomed me with smiles, tea and cakes.
Overall, the women’s center served as a beacon of hope and empowerment, offering not only education and training for women but also a supportive community where women could connect, learn, and grow together. It was a place where dreams were nurtured, skills were honed, and futures were transformed, embodying the spirit of resilience and determination that defined the women it served.
Donations to help AMAR’s work in Iraq should he made here: AMAR International Charitable Foundation