They deserve to smile
In partnership with EU Civil Protection & Humanitarian Aid - ECHO, UNICEF is supporting education needs for children Abu Ghraib, Baghdad
Muatha Hasna Elementary School, located in Abu Ghraib, on the outskirts of Baghdad, was established in 2010. There are over 250 students who go to school here.
The students suffer from a lack of health facilities, as seen in the photo below.
“We can’t ask the students to come to school on time and work hard if we aren’t able to ensure that they have access to the basics”, Saleh Ahmed, teacher, Abu Ghraib Department of Education
UNICEF, with the support of the European Union, has rehabilitated the sanitation facilities of Muatha Hasna and seven other schools in Abu Ghraib.
“In past we weren’t able to enter the washroom facilities to wash our hands. But our facilities are now new”
Mohammed Taleb, a student in 6th grade
“My friends and I wash our hands many times a day”, Rahef says with a smile.
“I love my school and I hope to one day become a teacher and work at my school" Mustafa.
“After the restorations, the students love coming to school so much more. Even our relationship with them as teachers has improved. School has become their second home” Ahmed says.
"Anyone who visits the school after it was rehabilitated can see how happy the students are. They smile when they play, they smile when they are in class", he added.
Over 1000 students benefited from the rehabilitation of schools in Abu Ghraib.
UNICEF and its partners continue to support Iraq’s educational sector.
For every child, education.