On the 25th of April, 2019 corresponding to 19th Sha'ban 1440 AH, the Imam al-Hassan Hall (peace be upon him) hosted the closing ceremony of the conference and the development workshops in the field of literacy which was held under the slogan: "Eliminating illiteracy is the responsibility of all", organized by the executive body of the literacy in the Iraqi Ministry of Education in cooperation with the al-Abbas's (peace be upon him) fighting squad and the Directorate of Education of Karbala province and under the patronage of the al-Abbas's (p) Holy Shrine. This conference is part of the initiatives of the al-Abbas's (p) holy shrine represented by the al-Abbas's (peace be upon him) fighting squad aiming the scientific and educational development of the Iraqi society.
The closing activities included the workshops held in the field of literacy, which was run by a group of specialized professors. It dealt with how to eradicate this scourge and the appropriate mechanisms to eradicate it through the introduction of several ideas and visions to combat illiteracy in the country.
In addition, the closing ceremony included a speech by the supervisor of Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) fighting squad, Mr. Maitham Al-Zaidi who stated: "Some media outlets asked what is the connection between Al-Abbas (peace be upon him) fighting squad and the eradication of illiteracy?! And I said: It is the strongest link, there is no one who defends his country, but he knows the value of this country, the country of civilizations and science, in our country originated the first writing and the first law in the world."
He pointed out: "When I heard that in our country there are seven million illiterates, I found it a terrible statistic. And it is assumed that every scientist, learner and every decision-maker in this country to be stopped by this statistic, as it may be increasing with this negligence on the issue of literacy."
Al-Zaidi concluded: "This project is taking rapid steps. In three months, we achieved a good result and it is our pride. There are more than 500 fighters who have received the certificates of semi-literate students. More than 700 have moved from illiteracy to reading and writing."
At the end of the ceremony, participants and those who contributed to the success of this conference and its development workshops, were honored.