Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, had been a very lively and energetic city until recently. The beautiful city began to lose its charm and culture after the war. The movement of 'Imprint of Hope' began with the idea of making Baghdad cleaner. This was started by Ali Abdulrahman who wanted to make Baghdad more lively before he ended his term at university. The dean of his university helped him and soon he had 100 students with him to paint graffiti on the walls of the university. Soon after, the students took the process of beautifying the walls forward and soon covered the main roads of the city of Baghdad.
The walls were soon turned into a canvas for the political and armed groups featuring their slogans and campaigns. Have a look at the thoughtful illustrations made by the artists on the walls of Baghdad.
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The church was heavily damaged during the explosions of 2010.
This money is used by the group to fund new projects that they undertake.
"No-one wanted to fund us. They didn't understand what we do." He continues, "with the positive reaction we received from the public, everyone is now trying to befriend us."
He aims to bring in unity and patriotism among his fellow Iraqis through his work.
A step ahead towards positivity, 'Imprint of Hope' should be applauded for their efforts. Kudos!