We’re raising £2000 to send textbooks to the students at the University of Mosul
One of their Medical schools, the Mosul Medical College, has been destroyed completely during the war against Daesh (AKA ISIS/ISIL). They say that “most of the buildings are gone, but the students’ spirits are still high”. They are hoping to resume studies after the war and the University of Mosul has just started receiving students again. However, the university library has been destroyed, causing a major issue. Students need textbooks.
Students for Global Health is a UK student network and charity with over 30 branches in Universities across the country. We are the representative body of all UK medical students to the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations. We work with the IFMSA secretariat and other National Member Organisations from across the world. We have received a request from our friends from IFMSA-Kurdistan.
We advertised this project to our members at the beginning of May 2018 and we have been overwhelmed by the support, kindness and engagement with this campaign and with our members’ generosity! We have already collected many books to send to the University of Mosul, which are being collated and counted at hubs across the UK.
Sending one large (120 x 80 x 80 cm) box of books will cost £2,000. We are appealing to Students for Global Health members, alumni, university faculties, and the British Public to raise funds so that we can help the University of Mosul quickly rebuild its facilities and for our medical student colleagues in Mosul to resume their studies.
We would like to say a big thank you to all of our members already for their generosity with this campaign and a thank you in advance for the donations to help us get these books to Mosul.
To find out more about the IFMSA’s involvement in the protection and rebuilding of medical education and its facilities, see their new #NotATarget campaign and report on attacks on Medical Education