AMAR is committed to improving the lives and livelihoods of some of the poorest and most disadvantaged people in Iraq.
We provide job skills training courses and entrepreneurial support to both displaced people and host communities. Programs are offered to men and women – adults and youth – to strengthen economic opportunity for everyone.
Participated in adult education and job skills training courses in 2016
We continue to build the capacity of our educators by encouraging professional skills development for those involved in the delivery of our programs including helping teachers to understand best practices in the field.
ADVANCING CIVIL SOCIETY
We empower local communities to organize, raise support and know their rights because we know civil society organizations are critical to a community’s ability to represent itself at the local, regional and national level.
We work with local community, tribal and religious leaders to help them better understand the tools and functions of leadership and provide practical training in areas like public speaking to help advocate for their communities.
We help entrepreneurs start their own businesses and help communities find gainful employment by delivering important skills training classes such as sewing, hairdressing, construction, engineering and more.
We work closely with the Ministry of Education to run a variety of continuing education programs for adults ranging from literacy and numeracy courses to trainings for national exams and qualifications.
HUMAN RIGHTS EDUCATION
We deliver tailored courses on human rights, the rule of law and citizenship to women, university students, tribal leaders, prison inmates and guards, and government employees working in border control and policing.
IMAN, AMAR SKILLS TRAINING COURSE PARTICIPANT
“There is so much sadness here in the camps. I want to do anything I can to help solve this. I originally graduated as a social worker, but AMAR’s training sessions are helping me to further develop my skills. I help families, and AMAR helps me too. AMAR is my heart and my family.”