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AUIS students raise funds, distribute meals to the poor for Ashura

  Members of the AUIS student-sponsored Council of Unity club held a cook-off fundraiser on campus on September 12, 2018, kicking off a campaign to provide meal donations for needy members of the wider Sulaimani community.   Club members sold plates of biryani, desserts, and other dishes in the AUIS cafeteria to raise money to buy, prepare, and distribute 3,000 meals to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the area in commemoration of the Ashura holiday.   “Humanity is above all principles,” said club member Mohammed Tayib. “We, from different backgrounds, gathered for the sake of helping people who are in need...this gathering is a sign of unity, this message states that no matter what your background is, humanity is more than enough to be united.”   The Unity Council hosts numerous events and activities throughout the year, including the annual spring picnic, to bring together students from different backgrounds, build bridges, and encourage greater social cohesion on and off campus. ...

AUIS Students Spend Summer Break in the US with IYLEP

  This summer, five students from American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) were among 84 undergraduate students from different provinces of Iraq who spent their summer in the US as part of the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP).   IYLEP is a four-week exchange program funded by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that provides both high-school and university students with the opportunity to spend one month in the United States. As an exchange program, IYLEP presents an opportunity for students from all over Iraq to experience living and learning in American communities. The program also aims to bring diverse Iraqi communities together, and to break stereotypical ideas of American people about Iraq and vice versa. Since 2007, IYLEP has created a generation of...

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