Cultural Preservation

We are committed to the preservation of the history, food, language, art, traditions and all the ancient and unique cultural elements of the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac people.

SYRIAC LANGUAGE DAY FESTIVAL FOR TWO HIGH SCHOOLS

In Tesqopa in northern Nineveh, we celebrated our beautiful language - modern Aramaic (“sourath”). Various speeches were delivered stressing the importance of preserving the language through education and the arts, where students demonstrated with songs, poems and a play! All the students did a wonderful job putting the event together. 

FIXING THE CEMETERY DESTROYED BY ISIS IN TEL KEPPE

After 4 years and 3 months, we have finally restored the cross in Tel Keppe‘s cemetery. This is symbolic as it will raise the moral of the families that are returning to their ancient Nineveh town. The hardest part of today’s project is coming across so many human bones as we clean the cemetery of #TelKeppe. We are working with the church and have agreed to create a special grave for all the random bones that we have found in the rubble. 1- removing rubbish 2- fix the water well, in order to give access to water on the site 3- fix the entry door 4- fix the sidewalk.

SIX-WEEK SYRIAC COURSE IN BAKHDEDA

Like in the diaspora, most speakers of Syriac language don’t know how to read or write it. This project gave the opportunity to learn for 100 people, in 4 different groups in Bakhdeda, southern Nineveh Plains. 

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The Shlama Foundation is based in Ankawa-Erbil, Iraq. It is registered in the KRG as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO). It is registered in the United States as a federal nonprofit with 501(c)3 status. EIN No: 47-1942727

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