From banker to maths teacher
Turning to teaching
Mr Ahmadi now facilitates sessions in the War Child's Temporary Learning Space (TLS) for children living in the camp.
Life under ISIS meant that few children went to school and those that did, endured a curriculum of terror; imposing strict rules on dress for students, cancelling classes on art, music, history and geography, replacing standard text with jihadist messages.
War Child's TLS offers children a sanctuary away from the chaos of camp life, a chance to ibnteract with other children and engage in activities which contribute to their recovery and prepare their mindset for learning.
During the teacher training, Mr Ahmadi’s eyes lit up when it was mentioned that his knowledge of finance and accounting would be invaluable in the TLS.
Helping children from Mosul to get back into education.
We're now running 12 Temporary Learning Spaces across 3 camps in northern Iraq - supporting children to catch up on their education.
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