Inauguration of a Christian school in Qaraqosh: A “reason to stay” in Iraq

“In the darkest days of Daesh's occupation of the region, who would have thought that a few years later we would be celebrating the opening of a brand new school? »

The organization Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has been involved in the construction of a new school in the Christian town of Qaraqosh in Iraq. If the projects in the plain of Nineveh most often concern the rehabilitation of buildings destroyed by the militants of the Islamic State, the Al-Tahira secondary school is completely new.

Inaugurated yesterday, this school, built in what was the playground of Al-Tahira primary school, can accommodate 625 students. This is, according to the ACN, an “important step on the road to healing from the genocide”.

Dr. Thomas Heine-Geldern, Executive Chairman of ACN International, thanked the benefactors, but also Sr. Clara Nas and the "other Dominican Sisters and all those who have worked tirelessly to make this dream a reality." “In the darkest days of Daesh's occupation of the region, who would have thought that a few years later we would be celebrating the opening of a brand new school? he asked.

For Dominican Sister Huda, ACN representative, “the presence of the Sisters here, the presence of the school here are both signs of hope, giving people a reason to stay”.

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