IOM’s Social Inclusion Training Project at Koya University

IOM; Koya UniversityIn cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Directorate of Career Services at Koya University conducted a 5-day training project (13-17 June 2021) on social and disability inclusion for 15 Syrian Refugees and unemployed graduates in Koya District. The programme is funded by Australian Aid Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and implemented by IOM. On 17th June, Asst. Prof. Dr. Haidar Lashkry distributed the certificates of attendance on the participants and thanked the IOM team for their great engagement towards helping disadvantaged youth.

The list of the names along with some shots are provided below:

  1. Zakaria Ibrahim Haji Amin
  2. Shewaz Omar Salih
  3. Sumaya Yousif Ibrahim
  4. Barkhodan Ahmad Muhammad
  5. Farhan Muhammad Khalid
  6. Ahdam Salo Amaa
  7. Lavin Maqsud Mawlud
  8. Chra Shorsh Omar
  9. Khoshy Talib Sidiq
  10. Deary Muhammad Ahmad
  11. Sima Supa Baqi
  12. Srood Sabah Hussein
  13. Mastan Qadir Khudhur
  14. Ala Azad Nasrwlla
  15. Ahmad Dana Ihsan



Koya University (KOU) is located in the city of Koya (Koy Sanjaq) which is 1.0 hr drive to the East of the Kurdistan Region capital Erbil (Arbil, Hewlér) in Kurdistan Region of F.R. Iraq. It is on the foothills of beautiful high mountain. Its campus has been carefully laid out to embrace the beautiful mountainous nature. . There are 4 Faculties and 2 Schools in KOU; Faculty of Engineering (FENG), Faculty of Science and Health (FSCH), Faculty of Education (FEDU), Faculty of Humanities and Social Silences (FHSS), Shcool of Physical Education (SPHE) and School of Medicine (SMED). Also, there are two research centers; Genome Center and Malai Gawra Center. Moreover, at KOU there is an English Language Center (BELC) at KOU has been opened with the sponsorship of IREX and American embassy in Baghdad as well as with the support of Spring International Language Center of The University of ArkansasKOU has two Scientific Journals; ARO-The Scientific Journal of Koya University, which is indexed by Clarivate Analytics (ESCI), and Koya University Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (KUJHSS). KOU is a proactive member of Erasmus/ Marhaba Project and Erasmus+. KOU signed many Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with many International Universities, e.g., The University of Arkansas (June 2015). The Lulea University in Sweden (April 2014), The University of Nottingham in the UKThe University of Buckingham in the UK (Oct 2008), Belkin University in Turkey (Sep 2009) and The University of Greenwich in the UK.


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