BENEFITING: EDUCATION FOR PEACE IN IRAQ CENTER
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The Education for Peace in Iraq Center has worked since 1998 to promote peace and youth education in Iraq. EPIC is dedicated to social justice issues and helping people build a more peaceful, sustainable, democratic society in Iraq. One way that we seek to accomplish this is through youth programs and partnerships in Iraq that engage young people in creating a brighter future.
In the fall of 2011, EPIC organized a Youth Hike which brought together a group of Iraqi kids from diverse backgrounds to learn about environmental education and more importantly, civic engagement and responsibility. While hiking the Zagros Mountains in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the kids bonded and were taught the important of protecting the environment and the responsibility of sustainability. These are the types of unique projects that EPIC strives to implement particularly in light of the recent increase in violence in the region.