In March 2015 Ruya Foundation launched the first drama therapy project in Iraq, with support from the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development. Our diary about the project continues:

During out daily meetings with the girls of Adhimiya Flowers Orphanage, we provided wider methods of art therapy, such as writing and drawing, since not all of them felt comfortable taking part in a performing arts project. Below are some of their artworks:


Drawing by Khansa, 15 years old. The girls were asked to freely onto the paper with a pencil, and to find shapes and symbols within the drawing and colour them in.


Khansa’s drawing. Photo: Ruya Foundation.


Drawing by Nour, 15 years old. Photo: Ruya Foundation.


Painting by Woroud, 17 years old. Photo: Ruya Foundation