Environment is life

Environment is life

On April 13, Civil Development Organization in cooperation with Halabja Directorate of Education held one day training course for teachers of Halabja at Burhan School Hall.

Environment of Kurdistan and causes of pollution were subjects of the training.

25 teachers of “Tawela, Byara, Khurmal, Sirwan and Halabja” were taken apart in the training as a preparation for Kurdistan Environment Day to deliver the information to their students through different activities.

The training was delivered by Wali Khalid and Star Nimat.

CDO and Sketch Group Conduct a Workshop for Social Workers

CDO and Sketch Group Conduct a Workshop for Social Workers

On April 3-4, Civil Development Organization -CDO in cooperation with Sketch Kurdish Impro Group conducted a workshop by professional trainer-Karukh Ahmed, for social workers and those who deal directly with the various cases in the organization.

The aim of the workshop was to combine improvisational theatre and social work to support the beneficiaries, provide them more assistance and make them feel they are important individuals in the society.   

The importance of using this method is that for few minutes it separates them and isolates them from outside world, everyone’s focus would be on the workshop; together they have lots of joy and fun.

Beside indirectly they will learn to accept the suggestions and help of the therapist in the form of gain and apply it to everyday life.

They will learn to have reaction toward the events that happen around them and look at the things from different perspective.

The social workers have to be able to make decision and act according to the situation in the field.

This type of workshop help the social workers have more confident in their abilities.

World Health Day

World Health Day

On April 7, under the slogan of “Health for Everyone and provide for Everyone” World Health Day Celebrated, at Sulaymaniyah Directorate of Health.

Sulaymaniyah Directorate of Health and World Health Organization in cooperation with Civil Development Organization-CDO and other civil organizations, in presence of Health Minister and general director of Kurdistan Region non-Governmental Organization-NGO, celebrated World Health Day.

The event started with announcing GBS vaccination campaign which last for 5 days, then Minister of Health gave a speech about the day, after that students of Hawraman School held a number of awareness activities and performed songs.

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April.

Project of Dealing with Drug Abuse Problems in Kurdistan

Project of Dealing with Drug Abuse Problems in Kurdistan

Civil Development Organization-CDO announces “Dealing with Drug Abuse Problems in Kurdistan” project.

The project contains these sectors “raising awareness about the dangers, reform in existing laws, defense for the provision of social and health services.

Whoever wants to join the project voluntarily can fill the form through this link.


You can submit your application from April 1st, 2019 to May 31, 2019.

As a first stage our geographical work areas would be Sulaymaniyah, Halabja and their surroundings.

Voluntary fields would be one of the below fields

–         Work in field activities of combating drug abuse.

–         Training courses for trainers about combating drug abuse.

–         Legal consultation and defense to drug abuse law reform.

–         Defense for the provision of social and health services

–         Media fields: Articles, Graphic design, Caricature, Campaign, Story and Spot

–         Making database for the project

Please consider that working in the project is voluntary and CDO provide transportation and meal in activity time.

We appreciate those organizations and sectors that helped us to improving our project planning and also thanks to those who would move forward to our project.

Shahen Sabir Receives Appreciation Award

Shahen Sabir Receives Appreciation Award

On March 26, Shahen Sabir was given an appreciation award from general director of Civil Development Organization-CDO, Kurdistan Naz Volunteers and Nwegar Organization at CDO office.

She voluntarily hosted “Women of Kurdistan” Festival which was held by CDO, Kurdistan Naz Volunteers and Nwegar Organization, the festival revenue donated to Orphanage Home and Women’s Shelter.


Shahen Sabir is one of the active female journalists, who has been continuous supportive member in art and charity activities.

World Water Day

World Water Day

On March 22, World Water Day, Civil Development Organization-CDO launched “Conservation and Importance of Water” awareness project.
The project started by translating a children booklet from French to Kurdish.
Thanks in advanced to Danielle Mitterrand-France Libertès Foundation which gave free translation rights to CDO and special thanks to the translator Sarbast Sewkani.
World Water Day designated in 1992 by United Nations and celebrated from 1993 as a day to remind the world about the importance of water, focus on water conservation and Show the number of people who don’t have access to clean water.