Above is a contented snapshot from one of our well-being sessions in Iraq at the LFTs flagship Mothernomics building held from 24th May to 5th June 2022. An event for sponsored mothers at Imam Sadiq School operated by DRF in Karbala and with LFT’s close partner Dar Az Zahra School in Najaf.
The LFT knows from experience, how supporting the well-being of mothers at the Mothernomics project has shown better overall outcomes in production and better supportive relationships with their children and allows mothers to flourish within production.
Building on this, the overall objective of this training was to build local capacity in Iraq and to look at proactive and holistic ways to strengthen well-being in the school environment for the children and the work environment for mothers.
The pilot programs involved a cross-section of the school community from the children, their mothers, teachers, counsellors, deputy head and headteacher as well as seven mothers who are deaf in the mothernomics program who participated with sign language.
Both the LFT and Dar Az Zahra have in-house counsellors supporting the well-being of their local projects. The training is a pilot to build on this work by introducing and reinforcing skills the teachers and mothers can take to the classrooms and homes to promote their own and children’s wellbeing.
The team from London was joined by local colleagues from Iraq. In the letter of appreciation, the Dar Az Zahra administration highlighted:
“We are grateful to your team for spending valuable time in Najaf at our school with our staff, students, and mothers.
Your assistance has benefitted our team to learn about how to keep oneself mentally healthy and help the students concentrate on their well-being.”