Strengthening Social ties through Art Initiative
May 30, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

A group of the CPCRS’s volunteers designed and implemented a social event took place on 22 January 2019; the event has started from 12 pm to 4 pm at Sarbar High School in Misureek.  The event attended by 180 people (127 Males, 53 Females), (106 Host Community, 27 IDPs, and 47 Refugees). There was couple of traditional music bands who participated in this activity and performed some traditional songs to the audience. In addition to that, there were some questions that have been asked to the participants and gifts have been provided to who provided the correct answers. By the end of the initiative, lunch has been served to all participants and they shared this lunch. This community initiative aimed at strengthening the relationship between different components of Musireek society.

The initiative is one of nine youth initiatives implemented within the UoD and GOAL Global joint project titled “Area Based Recovery Approach Project in Misureek” supported by UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) with funding from the Government of Japan. UoD jointly with GOAL have adopted community engagement method in selecting these community initiatives through assuring community participation from Misureek. All community initiatives were selected in consultation with GOAL's two community groups: Coordination Committee, and Local Advisory Group, in consultation with UNDP staff. The “Area Based Recovery Approach Project in Misureek” project implemented in Misureek town, Summel District from 5th of December 2018 through 20th of March 2019.