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Happy Earth Day: Celebrating Iraq’s Natural Wonders

One of the main reasons I decided to intern at EPIC was the emphasis the organization puts on environmental education in Iraq. “What is there to learn about preserving the desert?” I casually thought, curious to learn more. It turns out that there is a lot more than desert in Iraq, from the mountains in Iraqi Kurdistan, where EPIC held the Iraqi Youth Hike, to the Mesopotamian marshes of southern Iraq.… Read more

O Victorious Baghdad: Shooting Goals for Youth Empowerment

As Americans prepare for tonight’s World Cup qualifying match against Costa Rica, it seems pertinent to reflect on the progress that’s been made with Iraq’s soccer team over the past decade. Having been subjected to countless inspections from FIFA’s governing board, barred from matches due to Uday Hussein’s abusive treatment of athletes, and prohibited from competing at home because of domestic instability, Iraq is finally now having international soccer privileges restored.… Read more