The American University of Kurdistan (AUK) is proudly launching its first annual Giving Day on Tuesday, March 7, 2023. The AUK is committed to contributing to the community it serves, by graduating future leaders who can help the region prosper. Providing young learners with high-quality education and learning facilities is AUK’s main goal.
The AUK Giving Day is celebration that fosters the spirit of solidarity between all members of the community in their singular quest for freedom and peace. The AUK’s 2023 Giving Day will focus on supporting the University’s pledge to ensure that no deserving student is denied admission and no graduate goes into the professional world unprepared.
The AUK Giving Day is on the same month as the Newroz holiday in March, which is a special occasion for the region, a sacred holiday that marks the historical gain of freedom of the Kurdish people dating back to 772 B.C. from the folk story of Kawa’s fight for freedom. The Newroz holiday symbolizes the endurance of the nation in the face of oppression and struggle. Now, families and friends celebrate the holiday together; the week is filled with positive emotions and joy that has been the result of the endless effort and dedication of Mala Mustafa Barzani who founded the modern Kurdish resistance movement.