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#Gratitude in Action

Having just returned from a transformative, inspirational week in Armenia at the Aurora Dialogues, I want to share my gratitude and experience. As descendants of survivors of the Armenian genocide, the amazing three founders of the AuroraPrize turned their grief of their ancestors’ painful tragedy (millions of people killed and displaced around the world) and their [...]

We are all human, and should all respect each other

Akil is a 45-year old volunteer teacher working and living in Mamilyan Camp in Akre. He was forced to flee Bartella, near Mosul in August 2014 with his wife and four children. Akil teaches English at the camp school and volunteers at the SEED Center. He loves the enthusiasm of his students. They give him [...]

Applications for PSS Training Program accepted now!

SEED Foundation, in collaboration with Koya University through the Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS), is launching the Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) Training Program. Applications are now being accepted for sessions in April, May, October, and November. The PSS Training Program is an intensive training and supervision program building the skills of [...]

SEED Launches Center for MHPSS at Koya University

On January 31, 2017, SEED Foundation launched the Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) at Koya University in the Kurdistan Region. The Center for MHPSS will serve to strengthen the quality of mental health and psychosocial support services through ongoing education, training and supervision. The center was launched following the first meeting [...]

You Helped us Change Lives by Giving

In December 2016 SEED launched a humanitarian campaign to aid survivors. With the help of The MLF French School, Fakher Mergasori School, The International School of Choueifat - Erbil, The Fig Club, Fingerprints Children’s Centre, and Babylon Media we were able to collect all necessary items to help newly arrived women, who have escaped ISIS, [...]

We Must Not Forget

Earlier this week, we visited Chamchamal, to talk about psychology education with the President and Vice-President of Charmo University. Since one of the greatest constraints to delivering quality mental health and psychosocial support services to the survivors of ISIS, we are investing in building the skills of future psychologists and service providers. You can’t visit [...]

Displaced Women Receive Income with Knitting Sales

Thanks to support from Mercury One and the Nazarene Fund, in the month of December, we are helping transform women’s lives through our knitting program! Our first knitting sales resulted in 30 displaced women receiving an income to provide for their families. The women who participated were thrilled and inspired to knit the next batch, and [...]

SEED launches Survivor-Made Knitting at Holiday Bazaar

SEED officially launched its first knitting sales in a holiday bazaar sponsored by Mercury One and Rotana Hotel, giving the women in our program their first income.  We were lucky to have Babylon FM’s Noor and Angel B live auction some of the survivor-made goods! Each gift contained a card describing the program and the [...]

SEED Brings in Two Mental Health Professionals From the US

SEED was very pleased to have Holly Aldrich and Barbara Hamm with us from the US, bringing with them decades of experience working with victims of violence and other traumatic events. The primary goal of their visit was to participate as technical advisors on our Board for the Center for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support [...]