One of the problems Iraqi children face is poor education, especially so for children who live in poverty. Another problem of education is the inadequate number of schools, which leads to an increase in the number of students per school.
At the beginning of the academic year of 2019, one of the elementary schools in Basra Province, which has many orphaned and poor children, was suffering from a lack of classrooms. The second grade classes had 78 students in each classroom which is an extremely large number of students. The school’s administration asked donors to help them build a new classroom for second grade students.
Iraqi Children’s Hope collected donations from businesses and individuals to build the classroom. Because of so many generous donations, we were able to build two classrooms in the school instead of just one, and we were able to reduce the large number of students per classroom.