Rebuilding our country
Smiling and laughing ,happy school in grades one through six, returned to tow newly renovated primary schools in the abu ghraib area of western Baghdad in November. a team from the 490 th civil affairs battalion ,managed renovations and repairs at the tow schools, Ruqia primary school and Al-Fayha primary school.
More than $80,000 was spent on the repairs and renovations at the two schools CPT thane Thomspoon , helping out with this project explained. The Rruqia school project cost $34.000.
Immediately following the main combat phase of the war, both schools –just as with most government buildings- were completely looted.. All of the furniture and requirement was stolen from the schools. Even the doors and windows were removed taken .All the light fixtures, wiring and switches were taken out of the walls.
All that was left were the walls and the roof the same thing happened at most other public buildings in Baghdad .so many of the schools were unusable so the coalition became involved
In getting these facilities repaired, replaced or renovated in both cases, the work included masonry, grounds work ,windows and glass ,interior finish ,plumbing ,electrical, plaster and paint. In the cases of the Ruqia school ,about $1,800 of project funds went toward school supplies ,such as office furniture ,etc. in the Al-Fayha school Thompson said we raised the exterior wall (a wall around the property ,similar to a fence ,abut it is a wall of stone) an extra meter as it had a very low wall that the headmaster thought was a security risk. Raising the wall cost approximately $7.800 of the total ,Thompson said.
The commander of the 490 th civil affairs battalion .
,lt.col. Donna Hinton , cut the ribbon at the grand reopening of the Ruqia school and said
“This is a happy day for every one .the children are happy to have a good school to go to ,the school staff are appreciative and the soldiers are satisfied that they have accomplished a great wok here ,its also good for the community and the whole area.
Lt.col. Leopold Quintas commander of the 2 nd battalion of the 70 th Armored Regiment
3 rd BCT, came and cut the ribbon for the grand reopening of the Al-Fayha primary school.Thompson ,”It was decided that it would be good to paint the school in colors that are different from the usual desert tan colors, which is the natural color of the stone used in constriction ,of al most every building in Baghdad .
“so we told the school official to pick any color as long as it is pastel color. As a result ,the Ruqia school was painted blue inside and out , while the Al-Fayha school is now pink on both intrior and the exterior.
Great job there by the soldiers defrent view for us as Iraqis to see the army building schools and working hard to let the children happy what we learned in saddam school that army is only for wars and killing and we where avoid the militaries where over they are and what I am seeing now that where aver you see an American soldier you see many kids around him greeting him playing around with him and he is happy with that and in the seam time he is afraid for there lives that some of the terrorist through a bomb targeting the collation solider whit out any Morse happy that he killed an American solider and some kids saying we are resisting the enemy ,I wonder which enemy he meant the soldiers which relies us from the dark world we been in it from the dictator regime from killing and stolen unsent people live from the one’s how are rebuilding our country our from the unsent children’s which are reacting through there motions and they are seeing that solider rebuilding there big home and there paradise there school and protecting them from bad guise I wonder why the didn’t resets saddam and his regime he was the real criminal he’s the one how worth to be resisted saddam novae think in his to rebuilt any think belongs to the Iraqi people not because he didn’t have the money as he claimed all the Iraqi’s and the hall world now that Iraq is a very rich country but he was saying we are always in war with the devil and we must spent money in necessary thinks and I wonder if rebuilding a school is not a necessary think and you can see above the coasting of rebuild a school $40.000 for new school making the children happy we don’t have the money but he had the money to build those huge palsies each one of theses palsies cost billions and when you ask from where we got the money the simply sad they are people palsies people palsies how came it’s people plaices and they cant use it and they event not allowed to pass near them and you cant point at them and the don’t now how he build them he build it from Iraqis money and how come if we don’t have the money we have each year to do a huge incurable birthday for your high nasty and spending each year about 25to30 million’s and every thing is insane there we been whacking these events on the local TV (Al-Shabab TV it was owned by Oday the older sun of Saddam) and how the quaky cost million’s and the brut sheaf’s from France and all that we don’t have the enough money to rebuilt a primary school saddam was using the schools to great a military society teaching him nothing Niles wars and fitting and you most never think in your self you most always thinking of our believed leader how go to lead us towards glory and victories and I wonder which glory and how’s victory all these year these schools been a military insinuations and not education insinuations and each summer holiday turned to basis to turned those kids on weapons instead of learning something useful I was shocked wen I turn on the TV to see small unsent kids gearing machine gun and shooting this is a very dingier think I said to my friends but now one heard me because we couldn’t do any think and saddam destroy three main institutions are basic for civil society ,education ,health, low &jest , so he can roulade Iraq the Iraqis were so educated and moderns but he destroy all these institutions and fight all the educated by putting them in Persian or even exit them if they don’t agree him .
And you see now we are with help of coalition rebuilding our home and as I tooled you we do our beast to keep on and as you see we are beginning new refresh start and the new colors we are using to express our new beginning the people begin to use a new colors they want be allowed to used before there live was black & white our to be exact it was only black but that change now it is colored thank to gad to the collation and free world weave been release and we will keep towards freedom and democracy and no one will stop us now it’s a great moments for our country and for my self as many Iraqi’s and friends it’s a tremendous experience you might born with democracy and I am happy for you but I am living the born of democracy in my land and I will finish the way and no one will stop us I will keep doing good works I will keep rebuilding my country I will keep correcting the wrong thinks I will except all opinion I will stand a giants the bad persons I will stand agent the terrorize I will never be a fried from any thing from any one they challenge and we except the challenge I will never stop even that cost my live to have a free democracy land that is the minimum price and I will to pay for it .
God blasé you all out there fitting for freedom
New Iraqi person