Schools, like other public buildings, were the target of destruction, burning, looting and neglect during recent and past conflicts in Iraq and during the economic sanctions regime. The objective of the emergency school rehabilitation programme is to contribute to the reconstruction efforts in Iraq through the rehabilitation of schools in order to provide a more suitable learning environment for students. This activity is part of a longer-term plan to make school buildings in Iraq functionally efficient. The specific objectives of the School Rehabilitation project are to:Provide students with a suitable learning environment; and Promote employment and develop construction skills among the population.
The rehabilitation needs of the schools include civil, electrical, water and sanitation works, in addition to external works and landscaping. The intervention will be integrated with the supply of school furniture. The project targets 200 schools, either for complete rehabilitation, basic rehabilitation or provision of equipment and furnishings.
The project aims to achieve full rehabilitation of 85 schools, basic rehabilitation of 55 schools, and furniture rehabilitation of a further 60 schools in Baghdad, Basra and Samawah.
Before and After: School Rehabilitation – Al-Zubaida Primary School in Samawah