On the weekend of 3-4 August, “I Love Dhi Qar” Forum held a training workshop on developing the capabilities and abilities of its youth volunteers. Training consisted of four hours each day over the two days, and was held in the hall of Mashhovna Center in Nasiriyah.

During the course of this training, several topics related to human development were discussed. The first day included discussing comfort levels that directly relate to the life and goals of people, and how to develop good habits and routine. The second day discussed the method of developing the subconscious, and thinking outside the box, which is greatly related to creativity.

The training was attended by 17 young people, including 3 women representing volunteer teams working with the “I love Dhi Qar” Forum. The training involved thoughtful interactions among the young people who participated. The different topics included a need and desire to understand various aspects of human personality.

This training is part of “Social Cohesion of Mesopotamia” project, which aims to support young people in a number of Iraqi governorates. This project is implemented by the Iraqi Social Forum and the Information Center for Research and Development, in collaboration with the Iraq Civil Society Solidarity Initiative (ICSSI) and the Italian organization Bridge To, and is sponsored by the Swiss FAI Foundation.