The grant is worth $500,000, or $402,150 in U.S. funds.
In Iraq, MCC will work with a partner, Iraqi al-Amal Association, to change the civics curriculum in schools in Najaf, Baghdad and Erbil governorates.
“I needed to see the oppressive wall, hear the stories of the people, see the occupation of the land and get a grasp of the injustices of the everyday existence of the Palestinian people,” said Sutter, a member of the Mennonite Church USA Executive Board.
According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, more than 1.8 million people were left in need of basic shelter, health and food assistance.
“She tells us we’re doing the colors all wrong,” said quilter Margrit Amstutz . . .