Northern Iraqis cheer as Turkish schools donate meat


Date posted: December 16, 2010

Underlining the importance of giving during the Festival of Sacrifice (Eid al-Adha), Turkish Schools in conjunction with the Fezalar Educational Services that operates in Northern Iraq, have distributed meat to 10 thousand families in need.

Visiting the meat processing facilities, the Mayor of Erbil, Nawzat Hadi, said Fezalar Educational Association is a good example of establishing bridges between the region and Turkey.

After being sacrificed with supplications uttered, the meat were packed in 8 pound hygienic packages by Turkish teachers in Erbil butcheries. Later, the packages of fresh meat were delivered to the addresses of the needy.

Erbil Mayor Nawzat Hadi, along with Executive Director of Fezalar, Talip Buyuk and President of Isik University, Dr. Sedat Akar, personally helped place meat packages into delivery vehicles. Mr. Hadi later thanked school’s administration and student parents for successfully managing the aid organization. Mayor said his office participated in the delivery efforts in order for the poor to benefit from the meat. ‘The Turkish schools undertake this organization every year. This year, more than two hundred livestock have been sacrificed. The organization moves smoothly and without any flaws. The organizers make sure to identify each and every one in need and make sure the meat packages are delivered to them individually,” reminded Mr. Hadi.

Highlighting the positive reception Fezalar Association receives for their bridge-building activities on top of their educational activities, Mr. Hadi remarked, “people of this region are very appreciative of these charity efforts. These events promote unity and the ‘art of living together.’ The act of sacrifice is an important and a prophetic deed. Partaking in this activity brings us all together. This also shows the beauty of Islam, calling attention to the fact that no one should be discriminated or left unaided, due to their economic status or who they are.”

Dr. Sedat Akar, the president of Isik University, recalled that 400 people in 100 small units worked in the meat distribution charity. He said that parents, volunteers, administrators, businessmen and students all worked together.

There were physically and mentally disabled citizens among the recipients of the aid. Meat packages were distributed in the cities of Erbil, Suleymaniye, Kerkuk and Dohuk

Source: http://www.haberaktuel.com/turk-okullari-k.-irakta-10-bin-aileye-kurban-eti-dagitti-haberi-331681.html This news was translated by IDC members from Turkish.

Date: October 16, 2010

 


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