The Foreign and Commonwealth Office provided the seed funding that helped underwrite the charityâ€™s first operations in Iraq.
Royal College of Ophthalmologists
Al Hasan Foundation features as one of the 27 national and international charities endorsed by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists on their website.
Lyndhurst House School
The Al Hasan Foundation were delighted to have been chosen by the boys of Lyndhurst House School to support the charity from the proceeds of their Christmas Fayre 2008, raising over Â£4000. Haidar visited the school in December and made a return visit on 12 March 2009 to give the boys a first-hand perspective of the healthcare situation on the ground and how their fundraising really can make a difference to peopleâ€™s lives.
Haidar giving the school assembly at Lyndhurst House School
Al-Hasan Foundation has formed strong relationships with a number of charities working in Iraq:
The Lady Fatemah Trust who operate an eye clinic in Karbala
The Norman Rowe Educational Trust (now British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons) who assisted with training for Iraqi doctors
The Iraqi Youth Foundation
Students Iraqi Medical Association
The Al-Hasan Foundation is also immensely grateful for the support from a number of individual benefactors:
Afthal Alsham, an Iraqi national resident in the US, who generously arranged the donation of a laser machine and its safe delivery to Najaf.