Village Of Hope Graduates 2nd Class Of Graduates
The village of Hawr Rajab is celebrating several recent successes, which are working together to help the village and the region heal. Hawr Rajab has been the site of some of the fiercest fighting early in the Iraqi war against terrorists and insurgents.
After the forces of the coalition arrived on the scene, and especially since the surge of 2007 the village of Hawr Rajab has slowly returned to normal, with the situation in the village supporting many positive things.
The Village of Hope is located at the Hawr Rajab village, and it is celebrating the 2nd graduating class since its inception. The Village of Hope is a vocational education training center that trained citizens for careers as carpenters, masons, workmen and trained members of the community in a variety of career fields.
The training program is 60 days long, the recent program graduated 58 Iraqi citizens in the areas of plumbing, carpentry, electricity, as well at other vocational fields.
Many of the new graduates are former members of the Sons of Iraq community group, and it is a prime example of the ways that Iraq is changing for the better.
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Al Qaeda have tried repeatedly to attack Hawr Rajab, and as recently as November 2007 many of the houses in the village were not in good shape. Battle has been rough on the village, and many of the people trained in the vocational school immediately start to work to repair and fix the village housing.