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2012: Girls School Bathroom Renovation 


In 2012, IHSAN (now Sanitation For All)  approached the AMAR International Charitable Foundation to work with IHSAN corporate sponsor Dragon Oil to provide a proposal to improve sanitation facilities in Basra City, Iraq, and sponsor the project.  Dragon Oil provided a generous donation of $30,000 to fund the school bathroom renovation project.


The standard of sanitation in Iraqi schools is hazardously low; few schools have running water or are connected to a system to dispose waste. There is a particular lack of proper facilities in girls secondary schools.


Through this project, Dragon Oil brought about a total modernization of sanitary facilities at three major secondary schools for girls in Basra (Al Hadbaa, Al Marbid, Suhaib Al Roomi).


Each is a large urban school teaching well over 1,000 children. The existing facilities were ripped out and upgraded with brand new water tanks, pipes and sanitary facilities, all connected to effective and approved sewerage systems.


The main scope of work covered removal of old sanitary facilities and provision and installation of brand new water tanks, pipes, sinks and toilets connected to a waste disposal system, Ancillary work included fitting of electrical wiring, lights and switches. Clean water, hygiene and a safe place to learn should be a right for every child. We are proud to have completed such an important health protection project.


For more pictures and a detailed report on all three schools please check a the following presentation for our partner Al-Amal Association

Operating Partner : Iraqi Al-Amal Association

Iraqi Al-Amal Association is a non-political, non-sectarian and non profit association of volunteers actively engaged in projects for the benefit and well being of the Iraqi population regardless of race, gender and political or religious affiliation. Al-Amal was established in 1992 in the midst of the horrific conditions prevailing after the Second Gulf War with the aim of providing aid to relieve the suffering of the Iraqi people and to establish a just and democratic society for Arabs, Kurds and other nationalities in Iraq. For more information please visit:

 Al Hadbaa Girls Secondary School

Before Rehabilitation:

Lavatories before rehabilitation 

Rubbish behind the building 

Broken electrical Installation

During Rehabilitation:

Installation of new lavatory

Installation of flushing system 

Rubbish clearance and tank construction 

After Rehabilitation:

Newly installed washbasin 

Inside the building  

Newly installed water tanks to supply water for the toilets 

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