Funded Healing Gardens for Children in North Iraq

An aid project by “Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights” (Leif H.) in Chamchamal, Iraq

Leif H. (Project Manager)

Leif H.
The Kirkuk Center for Torture Victims, active in North Iraq, seeks support for its therapeutic healing garden with animal-aided therapy in the city of Chamchamal. Children and youth will be able to visit the gardens, attend to the animals and become active as gardeners where they can grow flowers, herbs and vegetable plants. The children will be guided by pedagogues as well as psychotherapists. The activities in the gardens and with the animals (such as donkeys, goats, rabbits, birds and others) activate a number of therapeutical healing processes and restore trust and confidence in the children.
A professional animal caretaker and a veterinarian will take care of the animal's well-being.

For this project, we are partnering with the Evangelical Church Frankfurt am Main.

Below you can find some of our needs for which we would welcome any contribution. For further information please visit our website:, also available in Kurdish:

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Location: Chamchamal, Iraq

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