The al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine is still continuing with its program aimed at contributing to the advancement of educational reality and the creation of an appropriate environment for students, through the rehabilitation of schools that suffer from neglect.
The building of the school (Al-Rifaa Girls ’and Al-Farazdaq Elementary School), which dates back to the seventies of the last century, is considered one of the oldest schools in Karbala from which many students graduated, and this building suffered from neglect that began to affect it which is even reflected on the educational level, so the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine took the initiative to rehabilitate it through the Engineering Maintenance Department and with the participation of the volunteer drawing team of the University Relations Division.
The head of the Engineering Maintenance Department at the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, Engineer Samir Abbas Ali, stated about the rehabilitation of this building: “After an appeal from the people of the area, students and administration of the school to the General Secretariat of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine, the holy shrine has formed immediately a specialized technical committee affiliated with the Engineering Maintenance Department in it, in order to assess the damages of this school and start its rehabilitation work and contribute to providing an advanced educational environment.”
Engineer Mohamed Mustafa Shaker, official of the construction works division in the department, the body that carried out these works, added: “The rehabilitation works included covering the floors of the classrooms, painting them, treating the damaged and cracked walls, in addition to dyeing the school wall from inside and outside, restoring the roof and placing moisture-insulating materials. In addition to replacing the damaged glass for all the school windows. "
University and School Relations Division Officer, Mr. Maher Khaled explained: “Our division, through the volunteer drawing team, have drawn purposeful artistic paintings that urge education and patriotism, in a simple and likable way for students and appropriate for their ages.”
Parents of the students and the educational staff of the school, after they saw the school in its new shape, presented their thanks and praise for the al-Abbas’s (p) holy shrine for its efforts to restore the spirit to this school, as well as the speed of its response, the sobriety of the works, and the quality of the materials that were included in rehabilitation and maintenance.