Wednesday, December 24, 2008


The Father Imad al Banna children’s schools of Basra received proceeds earned by a multi-national cast who played in the pantomime ‘Aladdin’ during 6 / 7 December, acted out by members of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Basra, Iraq on 24 December 2008.

The cheque for $8300 was presented to Father Imad by the Consulate General, Mr Nigel Haywood, in a short presentation in central Basra on Thursday 24th December 2008.

Father Imad said:

“This is very good for the church and the children of Basra – we thank you very much”

The proceeds from the pantomime and the accompanying raffle will go to provide toys, medications, and food for poor children at the schools in Basra.

The Father Imad Al Banna children’s school has three facilities throughout the Basra area with about 540 students. The students, whose ages range from 3 to 5, are from varied backgrounds and learn to live and grow together as part of their experience at the school.

Although Father Imad is the Chaldean Archbishop for Basra, the school accepts children of all faiths and economic status.

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