How We Allocate Funds
When donating, donors choose their preferred method of aiding the orphans. These options include donations, sponsorship, funding housing complexes, and direct medical/educational/psychological/vocational training support.
Unnoticed by much of the world, millions of orphans in Iraq face inconceivable hardships. The children we work with experience unimaginable tragedies and are often victims of violence, extreme poverty, physical and psychological trauma, malnutrition, and impaired development.
Orphans in Iraq face significant barriers that impede their ability to access affordable, quality healthcare. Barriers stem from a myriad of challenges ranging from economic and educational disparities, to social and cultural differences, which create gaps in health care accessibility. Very few have access to basic medical services like regular check-ups, medical treatment, or dental care. They face constant dangers from diseases that have been long ago eradicated in developed countries. We believe everyone deserves adequate medical treatment, and in Iraq where public healthcare facilities are far and few, we aim to help.
Our medical support team arranges regular medical and dental check-ups for our orphans. In the case an orphan is in need of treatment, we ensure he/she receives the necessary treatment. In addition, we employ follow-up protocols to monitor their health and well-being. Donations received in support of medical assistance will go towards covering the costs of medical , dental and, psychological care.
Your support of this project can help us provide medical services, including preventative treatments and access to needed drug prescriptions to orphans.
When you donate to Al-Ayn, you are supporting a child’s chance at a better life. Education is key to alleviating many struggles facing Iraqi orphans. We foster innovation and inclusiveness so that participants learn and grow in a safe environment. By identifying barriers and addressing the needs of our children, we are helping to improve their access to education while simultaneously encouraging the learning process.
Donations made in support of this cause will be used for the following:
- The purchase of school kits which includes backpacks, school supplies and school uniforms.
- Funding to cover the costs of organizing ceremonies to celebrate academic achievement like graduation ceremonies.
- Funding to cover the costs of organizing study sessions to provide orphans with necessary educational support
Our program focuses on childhood education, and provides relevant life skills and knowledge to accelerate each child’s growth.
Thousands of war-affected children in Iraq are left in the wake of traumatic experiences with little to no support. To address the mental health needs of these children, we employ a holistic approach that balances the complex interplay between children’s psychological, emotional and social development.
Building on the positive outcome of the current rehabilitation center at Al-Ayn, we have similar centers in the works under construction throughout Iraq. These facilities will provide a child friendly atmosphere in which children can play and interact while being observed by child psychology and development experts. This will allow us to identify cases requiring attention and design treatment plans to begin the healing process.
Our aim is for orphans to enjoy their childhood, like their peers. Various activities are organized for orphans, including plays, trips to theme parks, celebrations, and much more.
Continuous Charity Project
Due to trauma they experienced, many orphans are in need of rehab to overcome the harsh realities that envelop them. Orphans left without the guidance and protection of their primary caregivers are often more vulnerable to becoming victims of violence, exploitation, trafficking, discrimination or other abuses. Studies show that involuntary separation from both family and community protection greatly increase a child’s risk of exposure to violence, physical abuse, exploitation and even death. Surviving children face malnutrition, illness, physical and psycho-social trauma, and impaired cognitive and emotional development.
Building on the positive outcome of the current rehab center at Al-Ayn, we have similar centers in the works under construction throughout Iraq. These facilities will provide a child friendly atmosphere in which children can play and interact while being observed by child psychology and development experts. This will allow us to identify cases requiring attention and design treatment plans to begin the healing process.
Al Ayn builds housing complexes to accommodate orphan families in need, ensuring that housing units are passed on to new families when the existing families are able to sustain themselves. The complexes are typically built on land donated by generous individuals.
For instance, the Imam Redha Project in Al-Maamel is a block of 12 flats, completed in August of 2016 and now houses eligible families. Each flat is approximately 1000 square feet. In 2016, work began on the Imam Al-Jawad housing complex in Baghdad, which will consist of twenty-eight housing units. The total size is around 41,311 square feet which include inner roads and green areas. The complex is self-enclosed to keep families safe and secure.
- The harsh reality for many orphans in Iraq forces them to forgo their education. Al-Ayn is building several vocational training centers, aiming to enable such orphans to learn a vocation that will sustain them, and improve the living standards of their family. Furthermore, Al-Ayn will assist in finding suitable jobs for graduates. Where needed, it will also provide graduates with loans to support them in establishing their career. Fundraising for the first training center in Baghdad was completed successfully in 2016. Similar centers are being built-in Al-Muthana, Al-Heera, Wasit, Al-Dewaniya, and Basrah.
Since June 2014, Al-Ayn expanded the scope of its work to address the crisis of displaced families in Iraq. We utilize our long-term presence, relationships, knowledge of communities, local structures, and institutions to assist affected children and families throughout the phases of recovery. We work tirelessly to protect the rights of children before, during and after emergencies, ensuring their immediate and long-term needs are met. More than 33,000 families have benefited from our programs, including the families of registered orphans who were forced to flee their homes. Registrants receive critical aid in the form of financial aid, food, water, clothing and shelter. This includes families of orphans registered with Al-Ayn who were forced to flee their homes but continue to receive their allowance at other branches