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So far SEED has created 12 blog entries.

Learning to speak their mother tongue again

Dlovan* and Zerdesht* are two young brothers. In 2014, ISIS killed their father and they were captured along with their mother, Zaynab*. The brothers were tortured, abused, exposed to violence against others and held by ISIS in two ISIS training camps, one in Syria and one in Iraq. Thankfully, Zaynab, Dlovan and Zerdesht were able to [...]

Learning to speak their mother tongue again 2017-07-23T09:25:44+00:00

SEED’s President speaks at TEDx

SEED’s President, Sherri Kraham Talabany, was part of Kurdistan’s first TEDx Nishtiman event on the first of April, in Saad Abdulla Hall in Erbil, Kurdistan. The theme for TEDx Nishtiman was rehabilitation and development. Sherri spoke about how we can best support the recovery of survivors of conflict and violence in Kurdistan through comprehensive, long-term, [...]

SEED’s President speaks at TEDx 2017-07-05T10:19:23+00:00

En Irak, rencontre avec des survivants de Daech qui peinent à se reconstruire

Ils ont échappé à la mort et à la famine, pas aux drames et aux traumatismes. Alors que les jours du groupe Etat islamique semblent comptés à Mossoul, les Irakiens délivrés des djihadistes tentent d'oublier l'enfer vécu. Read more...

En Irak, rencontre avec des survivants de Daech qui peinent à se reconstruire 2017-07-02T10:45:59+00:00

#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 [...]

#Gratitude in Action 2017-06-07T06:59:12+00:00

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 [...]

We are all human, and should all respect each other 2017-04-18T19:58:31+00:00

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 [...]

Applications for PSS Training Program accepted now! 2017-04-18T19:58:31+00:00

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 [...]

SEED Launches Center for MHPSS at Koya University 2017-03-19T17:18:46+00:00

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, [...]

You Helped us Change Lives by Giving 2017-03-13T12:36:40+00:00

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 [...]

We Must Not Forget 2017-02-21T13:45:11+00:00

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 [...]

Displaced Women Receive Income with Knitting Sales 2017-04-18T19:58:31+00:00