1st Residential Compound for Orphans in Karbala

A local company has begun construction work on a residential compound for the orphans in Karbala, the first project of its kind in the province.

“The project is the first to be carried out by a non-governmental institution in al-Imam Awn area (15 km north of Karbala),” Aamer al-Shook, the founder of al-Mabra Institution, which conducts the project, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

The project is financed by charity organizations, traders and businessmen, Shook pointed out.

The holy Shiite city of Karbala lies 110 km southwest of the Iraqi capital Baghdad.

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