Education is not only a few lessons in a classroom, or some information transferred from a speaker to a listener but an integral in the creation of a human being, thereby drawing the alignments of a society and reserving an identity for a nation. With a shift in focus towards educational reform, the Rwanga Foundation is now entering a new phase in which it tackles the obstacles faced by the growing number of refugees as well as the local population. After successful implementation of world class logistical performance in aid distribution to the refugees and IDPs throughout the region through local and international partnerships, a new spotlight has been employed. Through the education of all ages in the region, the Rwanga Foundation is building the future one step at a time.

In cooperation with the KRG’s Ministry of Education we are now engaging in a number of projects to build capacities and change mentalities through education centered projects to build the future of the Region and to be recognized as an intellectual hub of the Middle East as well as in the world. Through a comprehensive agenda to implement world class standards on an institutional and governmental level, Rwanga has engaged in a wide variety of projects with other organizations to explore the various strengths each can offer and create a lasting synergy through the integration of various aspects of education.

Recently, a training course initiated, funded, and directed by the Kurdistan Regional Government was organized and led by the Rwanga Foundation and UNICEF to discuss the leading techniques and cutting edge methods of altering human behavior with a focus on water conservation in line with Rwanga’s focus on educational reform, not only on school curriculum but on the various other elements of education relating to social, economic, and environmental awareness. The Chief Executive Director of the Rwanga Foundation, Abdul Salam Medeni, acted as the head trainer to the attendees of the various sessions, spreading his experience to those who joined. By changing mentalities across all levels of society, you create the capacities to innovate, build, and develop the future of Kurdistan while simultaneously creating increased opportunities within the region and subsequently reducing the need for human displacement towards other parts of the world. In essence, by creating a better Kurdistan, you ultimately build a better and brighter future for all.

In cooperation with the KRG’s Ministry of Education we are now engaging in a number of projects to build capacities and change mentalities through education centered projects to build the future of the Region and to be recognized as an intellectual hub of the Middle East as well as in the world.

Additionally, to create better educational opportunities by helping students to develop their capabilities of learning in the digital age, Rwanga Foundation was called in to join the project for developing and improving education in Kurdistan by empowering social researcher roles in the education sector and resolving issues faced by students in schools. The project was funded by UNICEF, designed by Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs in association with Rwanga Foundation. The introductory meeting attended by the student representatives, parents, social workers, and training center Directors to discuss the challenges and needs of the students. With the pledge to train 100 social workers through skill based improvement and to find a reasonable solution to the problems faced by the students with their schools or families, the project made meaningful reform on a social and governmental level to not only draw attention to the ongoing issues but to begin an active improvement process through the aforementioned departments.

Such projects are the initial steps that the foundation has taken to build the future of Kurdistan for generations to come. In line with our vision of enabling access to a quality education for all, the reform across all levels of society needs to take hold so that we can all work together towards regional development and future success. By changing the mentalities and bringing in alternate viewpoints on the various issues affecting society we help developments towards a more competitive market for education and labor force. In line with the KRG’s aim towards a diversified economic and social market we strive to educate those in need and help them enter the competitive job environment in both the public and private sector.

In conclusion, the initial steps are in process with much more to come. By cooperating with other organizations and helping those in need to access a quality education the future of Kurdistan is improving continuously.?