EPIC’s Top 10 Things We’re Thankful for in 2012

It is Thanksgiving today in the United States.  A time for reflection, family, and saying thank you.  Here at EPIC we have had an especially monumental year, and we wanted to highlight some of the things for which we are thankful.  It was a difficult task, but we narrowed it down to the top 10 things we are thankful for in 2012.  Thank you for reading, and we hope you have a wonderful holiday.

No 10: TEDx Baghdad, Erbil, Baghdad Youth, and Baghdad Women. These opportunities for Iraqis to share innovative ideas provide such an inspiration to us.

No. 9: Iraq’s leading environmental conservation organization, Nature Iraq, for all they do to restore & protect Iraq’s natural heritage & their amazing role with our Iraqi Youth Hike!

No. 8: The right to vote and those who have sacrificed for others to have that right from Selma to Baghdad.

No. 7: The Iraq national football team for their winning teamwork & ability to unify the country! Next stop: the U20 World Cup games in Turkey and then Brazil in 2014. 

No. 6: U.S. veterans who continue to serve, including our friends at the Iraqi Hope Foundation and the Sponsor Iraqi Children Foundation.

No. 5: Our amazing, inspiring, innovative EPIC team. Special thanks to our all-volunteer board, advisors and interns! Join our effort today!

No. 4: Opportunities to make a difference through projects like PHOTOVOICE IRAQ: Picturing Change!

No. 3: The people and agencies working to promote peace and development in Iraq and the region.

No. 2: The youth of Iraq and all who play a positive role in their lives. 60% of Iraqis are 30 years old or younger. They have the numbers & desire to transform their country for the better.

No. 1: Supporters like YOU!

Together with the Iraqi people, your support and commitment to peace help us facilitate change. Thank you!

Family in al Jumariya
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Joanna Fisher

Joanna Fisher

EPIC's 2012 fall intern. Specializing in youth and development, she is a master's candidate at American University's School of International Service.

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