Iraqi Kurdish children grow their own neighbourhood park

STORY: [Sham Rebwar, Child tending to tree]

"My name is Sham and this is my tree"

[Hamno Riyaz, Child tending to tree]

"My name is Hamno and this is my tree"

[Shokh Peshkawt Abdullah, Child tending to tree]

"My name is Shokh and this is my tree"

[Zanyar Rebwar, Child tending to tree]

"My name is Zanyar and this is my tree"

Location: Sulaimaniya, Iraq

These children in Iraq have been assigned trees to care for

to raise awareness around the need for green spaces and the environment

[Zanyar Rebwar, Child tending to tree]

"In the beginning, my friend had a tree but I did not. I wanted to have one too so I asked my father to bring me a tree. He went to the municipality to get me a tree and I have been watering it for three years. The tree has begun to grow and we sit in its shadow."