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EDUCATION

With the establishment of the No-Fly Zone following the First Gulf War and the general stabilization of conditions in north Iraq, AAS-A and AAS-Iraq turned their focus to education and established the Assyrian school system. For the first time, Assyrian children were being taught in their own Assyrian language by Assyrian teachers from text books printed in Assyrian.

 

Today there are over 10,000 Assyrian students in over 60 Assyrian schools, from primary school through high school.

Special software has been purchased and dedicated computers installed to fully translate and publish into Assyrian the most current state-approved text books in every subject. Buses fueled, maintained, and operated by AAS-Iraq transport children from outlying villages to schools in larger towns. New computer and Internet labs are preparing the students for a brighter future.

 

 

In 2012 the first students were graduated who had fully matriculated from first grade through high school in the Assyrian schools. The Assyrian Aid Society also supports university students studying in Baghdad.

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