#ThisGenerationLearns – the people getting students back to school in West Mosul

In West Mosul, large organisations like UNDP have been heavily involved in the process of getting many of the area’s schools back up and running and ready for kids to return to class.

It’s important not to forget the individuals who contributed enormous efforts to getting schools repaired and functioning again. Here we want to celebrate some of those people who worked so hard to get Mosul’s children back in class.

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

This is Ahmed, who paused briefly from his work repairing Sadiq Al-Ameen school to pose for a photograph. Sadiq Al-Ameen is in Al-Ganatir neighbourhood. It suffered damage in fighting and here workers repair a classroom ceiling.

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

Extensive fighting took place in the streets around the school and here a worker mixes concrete to help with repairs around the entrance to the school.

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas
© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

Close by, at Dar Al-Eilum school, Youssef, 24, and Abdul Khadr, 22, worked on repairs that helped get the school reopened.

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas
© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

Here, children stand in the courtyard of the school, alongside the people who helped restore it, ready to get back to learning!

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

At Fars Al-Arabi school, a woman contributes to the repairs, sweeping the courtyard to prepare it for the return of children to the brightly coloured building.

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

Engineer Sadeem confirms that this circuit box is functioning as part of his checks ahead of the school reopening.

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

Two workers at Faraqd School take a break on the roof in the midst of their efforts to refurbish the school. New desks were installed in the classrooms to give children the best equipment and aid their studies.

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

At Al-Addas school, a worker skims plaster on a column as the repairs on the school continue apace.

© UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas

At Al-Addas school, a worker skims plaster on a column as the repairs on the school continue apace.

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