As the clock shows, we are ticking down to the final hours of ourSoccer Salam campaign.
By now, you have seen our numerous e-mails about Soccer Salam’slifesaving impact and read testimonials from the children and families we reach. If you still need convincing, check out the video on our CrowdRise… Read more
We have just two days left to reach our fundraising goal for Soccer Salam. We need you now!
You know that Soccer Salam supports the most urgent needs of families and children who have fled violence at the hands of ISIS. If we do not hit our goal by midnight… Read more
Soccer Salam has changed lives.
Families forced to flee violence find it difficult to trust others – even those of us who want to help. But we discovered that using soccer as an entry point into their lives allows these families to get to know us, and eventually share… Read more
Non-soccer fans may not understand the game’s ability to unify. But in Iraq, soccer makes communities forget their differences – at least for a moment – and celebrate instead the things that we share.
You may have read the heartbreaking series by Liz Sly of theWashington Post about the suicide… Read more
My friends and colleagues have asked me over the years: Why do I care so much about Iraq? Twenty-five years ago, I toured newly liberated Kuwait and witnessed first hand the environmental devastation and human costs of modern warfare. That experience kindled a life-long passion for preventing and mitigating armed… Read more
“What if our lives were reversed? What if violence displaced us from our homes? What conversations might we have with our children? How would we deal with a future of uncertainty and insecurity?”
These difficult questions were asked by Soccer Salam partner and Iraq War veteran Rick Burns, and the… Read more
We need to raise $25,000 in 30 days. More than 1,000 displaced families and children in Iraq are counting on our Soccer Salam program to deliver food, clean water, medicine, and other essentials before the start of summer.
This effort means a lot to me. I can relate to those… Read more
Today, EPIC and our partners are kicking off an aggressive new campaign in support of Soccer Salam – our lifesaving program that provies emergency assistance and the joy of play to children and families affected by violence in Iraq.
Watch this short video to find out how:
Our goal: $25,000… Read more
Today, our Soccer Salam team is in Iraq’s province of Salah ad-Din delivering humanitarian aid to 200 families in the form of blankets, mattresses, medications, and wheelchairs for those who need them. They are joined by some amazing volunteers, including medical students from the University of Tikrit who are providing… Read more
Soccer Salam volunteer delivering aid to families in the besieged area of al-Khalidiya
The outpouring of support for Soccer Salam has been incredible, allowing us to reach and exceed our original fundraising target of $20,000.
If you’ve already donated, thank you so much!
If you have not yet donated, help … Read more
The Education for Peace in Iraq Center is an independent 501(c)3 organization committed to lasting peace
and empowering youth in Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan.