Iraq, March 6th 2012 – The Literacy Initiative for Empowerment in Iraq is the most recent projects of UNESCO in the field of literacy promotion and non-formal education. In partnership with the office of her highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser UNESCO Iraq office has launched this initiative targeting particularly women, youth and vulnerable populations. In addition to literacy and education, this project aims to empower beneficiaries through life skills courses, enabling them and their families to draw immediate benefit. The project also established a broad literacy network of State entities, NGOs, and civil society for a wider response.
Iraq, March 6th 2012 – With half a million books, the central library at the University of Basra, Iraq is establishing an electronic digital library. This project is considered one of the largest of its kind taking place in the Middle East.
The American Reconstruction team donated half a million dollars to the university project as well as two thousand books worth $100,000. That donation makes the university’s library one of the most important one in the world.