Folgeprojekt - "Psychosocial Help to Children, Families and Teachers in Iraq"

Contract partner: The Foundation TOGETHER - Regional Center for the Psychosocial Well-being of ChildrenCountry: Irak Funding amount: € 100.000,00Project start: 01.11.2005End: 30.04.2007

Short Description:

Overall goal

The main objective of the project is to improve the psychosocial wellbeing of children and families in Iraq through implementing psychosocial programmes in schools and communities. The project had originally started as a joint Austrian-Slovenian initiative in 2003. Due to the difficult and insecure situation in Iraq, the programme had to be adapted to the prevalent circumstances. In the evaluation process and the respective discussions, it was concluded that the programme should continue for one additional year with the following key activities:

o Implementing psychosocial training programmes for 180 teachers;

o Conducting seminars for 40 primary health care workers;

o Performing outreaching psychosocial activities in schools;

o Establishing a community centre for children;

o Supporting activities of social workers in the Centre and in schools of the Babylon Region;

o Arranging study visits of Iraqi professionals to Slovenia;

o Publishing a manual on psychosocial training programmes in Iraq;

o Strengthening the Iraqi NGO sector in the psychosocial field;

o Consolidating an office of the Foundation TOGETHER (Regional Centre for the Psychosocial Wellbeing of Children) in Baghdad

project number2223-02/2005
source of fundingOEZA
sector Andere soziale Infrastruktur und Leistungen
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