The Gishru Project

GISHRU participants during the annual trip to the Homeland canvas and survey sites for potential projects that will support the sustenance and growth of the indigenous Assyrians. Project proposals are drafted in coordination with the Assyrian Aid Society and one project is eventually selected and funded by the trip participant's fundraising efforts.

Nahla Irrigation Channel (2018)

The 2018 GISHRU participants have chosen to assist the Assyrians of Nahla (in northern Iraq) for the annual GISHRU project. This fundraiser is to update and expand their irrigation channels due to their debilitated condition and limited channels. As the Assyrians of Nahla are primarily farmers, this project not only supports their livelihoods but ensures their sustenance.

 

The funds, which are tax-deductible, will be transferred to the Assyrian Aid Society - Iraq for the cost of local labor, equipment, and materials.

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Rebuild Nineveh 
(2019)

The 2019 GISHRU participants have chosen to assist the Assyrians of Nineveh Plain for the annual GISHRU project. After years of ISIS occupation and living in tents and camps, the Assyrians of Nineveh Plain have finally returned to their homes with the hopes of rebuilding their livelihood. Unfortunately, many entrepreneurs and business owners have come to find their businesses destroyed or looted. 


Thank you to all of the donors that participated in our 2019 Rebuild Nineveh Project! Due to all of your contributions, we were able to raise over $16,000 to subsidize the reopening costs of six Assyrian-owned businesses in the Nineveh Plains. After ISIS occupation, many entrepreneurs and business owners came to find their businesses destroyed or looted. GISHRU partnered with the Assyrian Aid Society - Iraq to support the returning Assyrians who are rebuilding their livelihood and creating a sustainable future. 

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Assyrian IDP "Udrana" Camp (2017)

The Assyrian IDP Camp "Udrana" is in need to fulfill its monthly utility obligations to the Assyrians that have been living in caravans since 2014. This camp was created in 2014 by the Assyrian Aid Society for the Assyrians that were displaced by ISIS. Although many have returned to their lands in the Nineveh Plain following the expulsion of ISIS, some have remained in the IDP Camp as their homes are still not habitable such as those from Mosul or Batnaya. This money will be used to cover 1 month of the gas supply for the generator that provides electricity for the 38 families that are currently living there. 

The funds, which are tax-deductible, will be transferred to the Assyrian Aid Society - Iraq for the cost of local labor, equipment, and materials.

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GISHRU is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that organizes and conducts humanitarian and educational trips for Assyrians born in the Diaspora to the ancestral Assyrian homeland

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