Iraq Summer School

Numi Foundation is honored to launch, with the partnership of Iraq Foundation, a new educational program in Baghdad, Iraq, birthplace of Numi Organic Tea’s founders, Reem Rahim Hassani & Ahmed Rahim. This program will support underserved, sixth-grade Iraqi students, many of which are orphans, in a summer school curriculum.

Iraq suffers from decades of war and suffering, leaving over 5 million children as orphans, 1 in 6 of Iraq’s population. Children are falling behind in school as a result of their displacement and trauma and are in danger of dropping out. The summer school program will provide targeted support for students by addressing achievement gaps.

The program features classes in English, Math, Science, and Art. The Art program is taught by a former child TV celebrity and is inspired by the NUMI Art Curriculum. The program also features two field trips to local museums and cultural sites to promote an appreciation for the nation’s history, culture, and traditions.

We are partnering with the RootProject, an innovative organization harnessing the power of blockchain technology and crowdfunding for social impact, to raise funds to empower these children and to scale the pilot to other schools and students in Baghdad. You can also donate now via our website.

“We are overjoyed that we’re finally able to implement our founding vision of bringing education programs to children who are victims of war in Iraq. Due to the tragic turmoil in Iraq over the last 30 years, the country now has 5 million orphans without their basic needs being met. Education is a cornerstone for thriving, healthy, and peaceful communities, and we’re excited to collaborate with so many incredible leaders, supporters, and partners in this effort to empower children with educational programs.” -Ahmed Rahim, Chair & Co-founder of the Numi Foundation