Information About Us
Shingala Azad’s establishment and its focus:
The Non-profit NGO, Shingala Azad for Social Development was founded in 2015 and registered in 2016 to work with other international and local organizations to provide support and help to local and displaced people of Nineveh province both in Sinjar area, Kurdistan Region of Iraq and to persons in and outside refugee camps throughout the whole Republic of Iraq.
Since its inception, Shingala Azad Organization for Social Development has been engaged in the provision of health, food, social and social assistance, securing sources of safe drinking water and industrial water, as well as fighting for the rights of women and children, for the rights of victims of the war against the so-called Islamic the state, the local and IDP community and all those who need this help both in the Republic of Iraq and in the Iraqi Kurdistan region.
Shingala Azad’s Partners and projects:
Since 2016, Shingala Azad has been successfully cooperating with a partner from the Slovak Republic, namely the Slovak Catholic Charity. In 2017, the cooperation was expanded to include another important partner, the Diocesan Charity of Brno from the Czech Republic. The ever-expanding international cooperation includes both independent financing or co-financing of individual projects with other organizations, as well as the joint preparation and implementation of various smaller and larger humanitarian projects.
Among the largest and most important projects realized in cooperation between Shingala Azad and the Slovak Catholic Charity (Charita Slovensko), projects financed by the official development assistance program of the Slovak Republic-SlovakAid and the Slovak Bishops’ Conference include the construction of 17 new wells, as new sources of hygienically safe drinking water, which they are available without distinction to all local and displaced people in the area. We are currently implementing two more wells in the villages of Hatarah and Bagera.
Our main projects include the renovation of 2 wells in the village of Sharfadeen in the Sinjar region of Iraq. The aim was to ensure both safe access to the existing well water sources for 4,500 local residents, which were seriously damaged, buried or contaminated during the liberation by the Peshmerga units of the area from the militant units of fighters of the so-called Islamic State, and to ensure the use of hygienically safe drinking water (the project budget was 60,620.00 EURO).
This was followed by a project to secure drinking water sources for the village of Feshabur related to Zakho carried out in 2018 (project budget in the amount of 81,040 EURO). At the same time, the project for the realization of three new wells, the restoration of one well and one water reservoir in the village of Bozan, which is 35 km from the city of Mosul, was also completed. The project cost is a total of 210,000 EURO. In addition, we also completed the construction project of three wells in the villages of Ba’ashiqah and Bahzani with a budget of 206,000 EURO.
In 2020, we started the implementation of two wells as a source of hygienically safe drinking water in the villages of Hasan Ava and Shekhka with a project budget of 200,000 EURO. We continued by securing another well in the village of Srejka with a budget of 72,500 EURO. In addition to successful well projects, we also focused on improving the quality of water supplies from existing sources by installing water filters in households in the village of Avzeryke with a budget of 33,100 EURO. In 2022, we implemented another project to secure drinking water sources in the villages of Birstek and Bersavy, the project included the implementation of wells with a budget of 200,000 EUR. We are currently drilling two more new wells in the villages of Hatarah and Bagera, it is already 18 and 19 wells. All these projects were financed with the official development assistance program of the Slovak Republic – SlovakAid, the Bishops’ Conference of Slovakia and the Slovak Catholic Charity.
Moreover, together with our other partner, Diocesan Charity Brno, we implemented the project of a medical facility in the village of Sharfadeen, including staffing by medical staff composed of local residents and including financial support for the operation.
Other subsequent projects were the construction and opening of a health center (very important for the city of Sinjar), as well as the construction of a bakery in the city of Sinjar. Since 2018, Shingala Azad and Diocesan Charity Brno have also been cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic on the implementation of humanitarian projects and the financial provision of the operation of already implemented projects. Among the projects that were co-financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic in 2018 is the expansion of the paediatric clinic in the village of Sharfadeen to include a general practitioner’s office and a gynaecology department, including ensuring the operation of the entire clinic in the total amount of CZK 1,999,097.00.
This was followed by another jointly financed project implemented in 2019, which was the construction of a new clinic (health center) and bakery in the city of Sinjar in the amount of CZK 4,994,200, which was also co-financed by the Brno Diocesan Charity in the amount of CZK 500,000.00. In 2020, we ensured the provision of primary medical care to both the already built clinic in the city of Sinjar and the built clinic in the village of Sharfadeen. In the city of Sinjar, new specialized surgeries for gynaecology and dentistry were established and the availability of health care for local and displaced residents was ensured. On November 1, 2020, the health center in the city of Sinjar that was called Roj-Halat Primary Healthcare Center, was successfully handed over to Nineveh Health Directorate in Nineveh Governorate, which falls under the Ministry of Health of Iraq, headquartered in the city of Baghdad.
• Below are the implemented projects by Shingala Azad and financially supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MFA CR):
A) 2017 – Paediatric clinic project – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, CZK 486,300
B) 2018 – Bakery project – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, CZK 500,047
C) 2019 –Renovation of a school in the village of Babire – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, CZK 457,000
• Below are the implemented projects by Shingala Azad and financially supported by the official development assistance program of the Slovak Republic – SlovakAid:
A) 2019 – Social program in IDP Camp Khanke Bakery, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic EUR 9,916.40,
B) 2020 – Support in the form of sanitary + food packages for Internal Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Nineveh area 9998.59 EURO.
C) 2021 – Provision of safe drinking water for 22 families in the village of Daka Mazn, in the form of provision of water filtration devices 5600 EURO.