Al-Sadiq Elementary School


Development and Relief Foundation’s Imam al-Sadiq elementary school was established in 2007, exclusively serving orphans. Concluding its twelve year in 2019, over sixty teachers and administrators served an astounding four hundred fifty boys and girls.

Students study courses ranging from math, science, history, social studies, Arabic, and English, Saturday through Thursday. What makes the Development and Relief Foundation’s school so special is the fact that DRF has gone beyond the required curriculum by adding computer skills and physical education courses.

Al-Sadiq Elementary school has had a 100% pass rating for over eleven years and counting. In fact, the Iraqi Ministry of Education awarded Al-Sadiq Elementary school with a certificate of appreciation for providing students with a quality education and a clean, secure environment where students could excel and perform beyond expectations. Food, clothing, school supplies, and transportation are provided to all students free of charge.

Iraqi families are facing dire economic restraints and many are forced to have their children work in the streets as vendors selling cheap items for a small profit. For that reason, the foster families of the orphans are given financial support to encourage them to keep the orphans in school and out of dangerous Iraqi streets.

Donors from around the world make this possible. DRF needs your help to continue and advance this success. Together, we can improve the lives of Iraqi children who have been through so much at such a young age, an improvement for the best.