Enhancing Environmental Health at Schools in Baghdad
The second millennium development goal is to achieve universal primary education. By 2015, the global target is to ensure that children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling. It seems this target is very detached from the Iraqi reality. The education system in Iraq is facing complex challenges and demands. Thousands of schools all over Iraq have suffered tremendous neglect and under-funding during long years of war, UN economic sanctions and the current occupation, and internal strife. According to one survey carried out by the Iraqi Ministry of Education in early 2004*, Iraq has more than 14,000 named primary schools, however, there are only 11,368 actual schools buildings available. About 2,700 of these schools (24 percent) need major rehabilitation.
Islamic Relief Iraq. (2011). Enhancing Environmental Health at Schools in Baghdad. [Online] Available http:http://www.islamic-relief.me/