With the establishment of the No-Fly Zone following the First Gulf War and the general stabilization of conditions in north Iraq, AASA and AAS-IRAQ turned their focus to education and established the Assyrian school system. For the first time, Assyrian children were being taught in their own Assyrian language by Assyrian teachers from text books printed in Assyrian.Today there are over 2600 Assyrian students in 27 Assyrian schools, from primary school through high school.Specialty software on dedicated computers is used to fully translate and publish into Assyrian the most current state-approved text books in every subject. Buses fueled, maintained, and operated by AAS-IRAQ transport children from outlying villages to schools in larger towns. New computer and Internet labs are preparing the students for a brighter future.
The Assyrian Aid Society of America has established and maintains pharmacies and health clinics, including mobile health clinics serving rural and remote areas, to bring much needed and free or affordable medical services to areas lacking in public health care.