The Barzani Charity Foundation (BCF) in collaboration with the State of Kuwait and Kuwait Society for Relief on July 7, 2021, launched the second hand-made pads project in Salahaddin University, College of Physical Education to assist people with physical disabilities and other special needs.
The project is to provide hand-made pads for 100 people with disabilities that was attended by President of the BCF Musa Ahmad, Governor of Erbil Omed Khoshnaw, Kuwait’s Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Dr. Omar Ahmad Al-Kanderi, Minister of Health Dr. Saman Barzinji, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Kwestan Muhammad and representatives of local and international NGOs.
The ceremony began with a moment of silence for the respect of martyrs of Kurdistan. The opening speech was delivered by the BCF, welcoming everyone and shed light on the importance of such projects and further collaboration to assist all the components in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.
During the event, several speeches were delivered by the attendees.
In a statement the Governor of Erbil Omed Khoshnaw highlighted the importance of such projects, “I would like to thank the BCF and Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil for implementing an essential project to help these people back to normal life.”
Kuwait’s Consul General to the Kurdistan Region Dr. Omar Ahmad Al-Kanderi, “We are happy and are honoured to work side by side with the BCF and Kuwait Society for Relief to carry out one of our greatest projects creating hand-made pads for people who have lost a part of their body. We, surely, would not be able to do it without the help from our brothers in the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).”
The President of the BCF Musa Ahmad delivered a speech during the event, “We do appreciate the State of Kuwait and Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil for their everlasting help and collaborations with the BCF. I want to mention that the total budget provided for this project is 296.000 USD.”
Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Kwestan Mohamad, “We congratulate those who received the hand-made pads. You are talented people and can serve in government departments and offices. I would also like to extend my thanks to the Consulate General of the State of Kuwait in Erbil and the BCF for their outstanding role in the region and Iraq.”