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Re: The Iraqi Social Forum youth created hope and revived voluntary work in Baghdad

from ICSSI Baghdad on Jul 16, 2013 09:45 PM
Sorry, here is the right source:


*Eng. Taif Sabah Alwachi*

*Iraqi Editor and Translator of ICSSI*

E-mail: icssi.baghdad@...

Cell phone: +964 7505201459

Skype: taif_sabah31_1
Baghdad, Iraq

On Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 12:34 AM, ICSSI Baghdad <icssi.baghdad@...>wrote:

> Dear all,
> Following is an article about the ISF volunteers published on our ICSSI
> website, please spread over the world :)
> Source: http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/?p=2124&preview=true
> *The Iraqi Social Forum youth created hope and revived voluntary work in
> Baghdad
> *
> *An activity associated with the Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity
> Initiative (ICSSI) - Iraqi Social Forum news – Baghdad, July 2013*
> Once again the Iraqi youth wouldn’t slander to depression but join to be
> part of that candle light which lit hope to resist endless violence and
> political games.  They are the brave soldiers in war whom fight no matter
> how strong the enemy is.
> Despite the noticeable increase in violent activities in general and in
> Baghdad for the past three months, coffee shops and playgrounds where young
> people hanged out were targeted and those insistent youth are fighting for
> establishing the first Iraqi Social Forum in Baghdad.
> [image: isf-3-300x198]<http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/isf-3-300x198.jpg>
> In July 2013, ISF volunteers reached more than sixty from across Iraq,
> various religions, united by their love for their country and their hope
> for a better tomorrow. And in order to organize and train those volunteers,
> the ISF Preparatory Committee held training workshops for some of those
> volunteers in cooperation with the Iraqi Network for Social Media (INSM)
> and its representative Hayder Hamzoz and sponsored by the Institute for War
> and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and the Danish International Media Support
> (IMS), with the follow-up and contribution of the Iraqi Civil Society
> Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI).
> [image: ISF1-300x199]<http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/ISF1-300x199.jpg>
> Those workshops went very well since the volunteers interacted with the
> workshop and got to know each other. The ISF Coordinator “Ali Sahib”
> presented a brief Introduction of the Iraqi Social Forum and its objectives
> and the volunteers got to know the “new media” or the “Social Media” and
> its importance as a means of communication and teamwork. Over the course of
> more than 4 hours, volunteers have been trained on the management of
> Facebook pages and groups, and on a number of modern technologies as well
> as how to use and manage social networking tools and Twitter.
> [image: isf-021-300x198]<http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/isf-021-300x198.jpg>
> After the workshop there was a meeting on the 8th of July 2013 at Tammuz
> Organization for Social Development, and during this meeting the volunteers
> were divided into different working teams according to each volunteer’s
> ability and interests. Each team discussed some points they were thinking
> about like things they want the forum to provide for them or goals they
> want to achieve or even weakness points they want to cover on their working
> team. After about thirty minutes of discussion one volunteer out of each
> team stood up to talk about the things they discussed. There were some good
> ideas and criticizing that eventually would keep the forum from working
> shallow. Overall the meeting that day helped volunteers to understand each
> other and let them feel comfortable around each other and one of the good
> marks is that everyone helped with everything so they expressed their
> thoughts and ideas that would help other teams as well.
> [image: isf--300x198]<http://www.iraqicivilsociety.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/isf-300x198.jpg>
> In their daily job they keep trying to give a hope and smile to everyone
> in Baghdad at the time we are in need for a hope. Their pictures on social
> networks break the routine and challenge the death makers and explosions,
> their work exposes the corruption and exposes who spent Billions dinars
> without any found result, they won’t be frustrated by the arrogance of the
> Government and it’s delinquent. They group working exposes the sectarianism
> and says to it you are not from Iraq and we won’t give up for you.
> As those young Iraqis insists on facing death and violence over and
> over. The secret to why those Iraqi young people keeping to try and work
> hard is what’s called “magnanimity” or you can call it patriotism and a
> motive to see change happen by their hands. Wait and see, Iraqis will never
> surrender for violence and they will be peace makers.
> *Eng. Taif Sabah Alwachi*
> *Iraqi Editor and Translator of ICSSI*
> E-mail: icssi.baghdad@...
> Cell phone: +964 7505201459
> Skype: taif_sabah31_1
> Baghdad, Iraq

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