Education

The Barzani Charity foundation pays due attention to the field of education for its significance for the Kurdistan society. The BCF’s assistance in this field reaches all sections of the Kurdistan society including the host community, refugees, and IDPs. Generally, BCF contributes to the field of education in the following ways

 

  • Provision of stationary and necessary school items for children
  • Construction or contribution in the construction of schools in various locations in the Kurdistan Region
  • Running educational courses such as language and study support courses (summer courses)
  • Running vocational training courses for capacity-building and employment purposes
  • Providing necessary tools to schools for educational purposes

 

 

 

Health care

Access to health care and service is a difficult task for people from both the host community, refugee and IDP communities. The government health care facilities are disproportionate to the needs and size of the growing population of the Kurdistan region, especially after the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs in the region as the result of war and instability in the neighbouring Syria and other parts of Iraq. We can outline the BCF’s contribution in the field of health care as follows:

  • Building or contributing in the building of health care facilities especially in remote areas of the Region or at refuge and IDP camps where such facilities needed the most
  • Provision of medical supplies and medicine for public health care centers and hospitals
  • Provision of professional medical service through running mobile or short-term surgeries where doctors and medical experts provide free health consultancy services to low-income people, refuge and IDPs.
  • Financial aid provision to people-in-need to cover for health care and medical services
  • Provision of medical equipment to disabled and people-with-special-needs such as wheelchairs, vision-aid and other necessary equipment

 

Food assistance

So far, food aid provision for people-in-need, refugees and IDPs has been the most active working area of the BCF. Two types of food is provided by the BCF:

Hot fresh meals, this is mostly provided in acute and emergency situation especially at the first stages of displacement by refugees and IDPs at their new place of arrival (in or out of camps) or following emergency situations due to natural disasters. In some cases hot food has been provided for Peshmerga troops in the Kurdistan Region.

Staple (dry) food: this type of food consists of major food items necessary to prepare food and is provided to people-in-need, refugees and IDPs. After settling, people are helped to rely on themselves and prepare their own food.

 

Camp management

 

Camp management at refugee and IDP camps is among the BCF’s main working areas. A large number of camps has been set up in the recent years to accommodate the large and growing number of refugees and IDPs in the Kurdistan Region. Through a number of its skilled and experienced staff, the BCF undertakes the management at a number of these camps. The camp management tasks include:

 

  • Coordinating humanitarian work with other humanitarian organizations and parties
  • Coordination with the local government to meet the needs of the camp including the provision of camp’s infrastructure, electricity, water and sanitation.
  • Overseeing camp security management in collaboration with the local government and communities inside the camp
  • Managing cultural and educational centers inside camps

 

Provision of household supplies

 

In this filed, the BCF assists the host community, refugees and IDPs to meet their essential household needs such as:

  • Accommodation needs such as tents, rugs, and sleeping facilities
  • Water storage and food preparation facilities
  • Sanitation and hygiene maintenance material and equipment
  • Provision of clothing for children and adults
  • Provision of baby and children essentials and toys
  • Orphan Care Project

 

Orphan Care Project

 

 

The project is among the BCF’s most successful initiatives so far and it makes one of the foundations’ major works. It was found in 2009 and continues to run successfully up to date. The project consists of two components: Orphan Care Project/Emirates, which is sponsored by the United Arab Emirates Red Crescent and benefits more than 6000 orphaned children under the age of 18 years; Orphan Care Project/Kurdistan, which is managed by the BCF and funded by BCF with donations from private companies, charitable people and business people from the Kurdistan Region and currently benefits more than 4500 orphaned children under the age of 18 years.

 

 

 

Education