By Joe Snell | July 2021 | Photos provided
A new community center in Alqosh aims to support local clubs and activities.
The Mar Mikha Center, a $2,500 initiative, was furnished by the Shlama Foundation with desks, chairs and 15 meters of bookshelves.
“It will be a place that supports the young people and will help culturally and educationally,” said Qasha Salar Hanona of Alqosh.
Located in the Nineveh Plains of northern Iraq about 30 miles north of Mosul, Alqosh is a town of roughly 4,500 residents. Many Assyrians fled to the area from Mosul and Baghdad after the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003.
The project, supported by the Alqosh community of Florida, was chosen because “there were no proper and modern facilities” to support activities that promoted culture and education, Shlama told the Journal.