Iraqi National Anthem in sign language Sherif Farhan Abd is the founder of the AnwarAlfallojah Association for the Care of the Deaf. Sharif established this association in 2007 and his goal was to teach the deaf to read and write, as he started with only 30 people in Fallujah district and its suburbs.
In 2014, with the entry of ISIS, a large number of deaf people moved to the neighboring governorates, the most prominent of which was the governorate of Erbil within the Kurdistan region of Iraq. Then, in 2016 it was decided to open a site for the association in Erbil, in order to preserve the life of the deaf, their education and care, In 2017, after the liberation of Anbar from ISIS control, the Deaf Association was no longer premature due to the destruction that had befallen it, but it was decided to reopen it for what it meant for the lives of deaf people in it. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx