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March 3, 2017  

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Farhadi, Kiarostami & Child Foundation

Dear Friends,

As we prepare for Nowruz, we are also celebrating a second win at the Academy Awards for Mr. Asghar Farhadi.
Mr. Farhadi and his family have been long time supporters of Child Foundation and we cannot be happier for both him and Iranian Cinema for this major achievement. 
It is ironic that we have been working on celebrating the life of another superior film director and a mentor to all filmmakers around the world, Abbas Kiarostami, by creating an educational scholarship in his name. Please see more info about this scholarship in this newsletter.
I am also heading Geneva to attend the 34th session of the Human Rights Council. This year, Child Foundation submitted three statements that have been accepted as working documents for the UN general assembly on " malnutrition of children in Yemen" ,  " adverse consequences of sanctions" and  " Education rights of children". 
On the side of Council's meetings, Child Foundation has organized a very interesting panel discussion in Geneva at the UN headquarters on Friday, March 10 at 11 AM with speakers such as Lucio Melandri, UNICEF's Senior Emergency Manager Refugee & Migrant, and Ms. Sarah Crowe, UNICEF Spokesperson for Geneva Crisis Cell Leading communication on the Refugee and Migrant Crisis. 
If you would like to attend this event in person, please let us know so we can send you an invitation.
These and many other activities that we do are to help the children in need. As they say  " a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step," so changing thousands of children's lives starts with one. I hope you join us in changing the world, one child at a time. To do so, please visit our sponsorship page.

Peyman Raoofi. Psy.D.
President & CEO
Abbas Kiarostami Scholarship
Abbas Kiarostami was perhaps the most famous Iranian filmmaker whose life sadly ended in July of 2016. He began his artistic work by illustrating children's' book. Later, in the early 70's, he helped found a film-making department at the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in Tehran. It was there that he made several short films aimed at, and about, children.

In honor of Abbas Kiarostami's work on the subject of children, Child Foundation had created Kiarostami's Educational Scholarship in collaboration with his family. We will start with 100 children in need who will receive this scholarship and will continue to increase this number as more donors participate.

To be part of this educational movement, please choose any child in our sponsorship page and let us know an amount for your monthly contribution. We make sure he/she receives your monthly donation, and in return you receive a biannual report on how your contribution changes your sponsored child's life.

We hope that this scholarship program inspires students to follow on Abbas Kiarostami's footsteps.
Nowruz & 
Nowruz is a time of the renewal of the nature, and also the time when we put winter blues behind us and start afresh, clean our homes and put on our new spring clothes. 
However, we know that many are not so blessed. Many children and youngsters can only dream of new clothes and shoes. Many mothers work tirelessly but still can't make ends meet. Many young victims of poverty, are child laborers who support their families from a young age and are deprived of education.
Nowruz is the time for being joyful and bringing joy to others. It is the time for giving a helping hand to those who are less fortunate.  It is the time to relieve the burden of a child in pain. Child Foundation is honored to be the vehicle for your generosity and giving.
We are proud to provide you with the opportunity to share love, kindness and blessings with those in need. To participate in purchasing eidi please visit our Nowruz page.
Please Note Our New Address  
Child Foundation's headquarter office moved to a new location in north-east side of Portland. Our new address is  2020 NE 102nd Ave, Portland, OR 97220. Our telephone number remains as (503)224-0409.

If you are sending us your monthly sponsorship via check, please use the new address. In case we are on your automatic bank payment, make sure our new address is noted in your account.

As always, our doors stay open! Please stop by anytime to learn more about our day to day operations to help children in need over a cup of hot tea!

Welcome New Sponsors, you are ALL amazing!
During the last two weeks, the following individuals have joined thousands of our sponsors who provide monthly assistance to children. 

We sincerely welcome them and at the same time warn them to prepare for many years of enjoying the wonderful feelings of helping a child achieve his/her dreams through education.

From United States:
Alex (WA)2, Allahyar (VA), Ali (CA)2, Ali (NC)4, Amin2(MI), Amir (CA), Amir (TX), Azin (CO), Bahar (NY), Behrooz (MI), Behrooz (NY), Elham (TX), Elnaz (MD), Erfan (CA), Fahi (CA), Fahime (CA)2, Fahimeh (NY), Farzan (CA), Fatemeg (CA)3, Fatemeh (CT), Firouzeh (CA)2, Hajar (CO), Hamideh (FL)3, Hassan (CA)3, Hossein (CO), Irene (VA), Keyanoush (PA), Kiarash (CA), Kimya (CA), Krystelle (WA), Ladan (PA), Leila (CA)4, Leila.F (CA), Luke (NC), Mahtab (CA), Marjan (VA), Masoud (CA), Mariam (NY), Maryam (CA), Maryam (PA), Mehdi (TX), Mehdi (CA), Mehdi (MI), Mehrnoosh (NY), Minoo (CA), Mojdeh (CA), Nadder (VA), Nasrin (CA), Rafat (CA), Roya (MA), Roya (MD), Parham (CA), Parisa (CA), Parisa (NJ), Peyman (FL), Prachi (NY), Saami (VA)2, Saeed (NJ), Samira (CA), Sayed Omid (AR), Sepand (CA)2, Sepideh (TX)2, Shaghayegh (NY), Shahrbanoo (CA)2, Sidon (CA), Thomas (MD)2, Zahra (NJ), 

From other countries:
Australia : Shiva, Yasamin, Canada: Azita, Hakha(4), Aida, Kamyar, Masoud, Najmeh (2), Neda, Parisa, Siroos, Yasamin(2), Netherlands: Maryam, Germany: Azadeh, Sweden: Ladan, UK:  Shiva, Shiva T (3)

The red numbers show number of children they chose to sponsored.
If you wish to sponsor a child, please visit our waiting list here.
Hi, I'm Mobina!
I am 12 years and study in 6th grade in the city of Esfahan. My father is has lung disease and Hepatitis-B and disable, and my mother is housewife.

I have four older sisters who all but one are married. The only sister at home is also in high-school.

I am a talented student with very good GPA but since there is no income, I am afraid for my future.

I hope you can help me finish my school and go to university.


A Great Gift for a Great Student
Mohammad-Amin is young students who had lost his father and her mother moved away and left her kids with family. 

Mohammad-Amin's GPA have always been great and he is always top student in his class.

He is sponsored by three wonderful donors who all helped to purchase a laptop for him. Thanks to Amin (Michigan), Shahrzad (California) and Sina (Illinois) now Mohammad Amin in Bushehr is studying on his new laptop now. 

Talk about global village!
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A generous lady donated a large piece of land to be used for building a school for children in need in Tabriz.  

Child Foundation has finished surveying the land and have blue prints ready.

For additional information, and to participate in this project, please visit our page here.
from Boston, with Love!
Our sponsor Maryam in Boston purchased a TV for Mahla who lives Jiroft. 

Mahla's father was a victim of an accident a few years ago which sent him into coma for a year and half. 

Although he is out of coma now but he is paralyzed and needs constant nursing. A new TV had helped everyone in the hose in these hard times.
Upcoming Events 
March 10, 2017
11:30~12:30 PM
Children Refugee Crisis  
Palais Des
Geneva, Switzerland
March 11, 2017
2:30~  5:00 PM
Nowruz Celebration
LA Public Library
Westwood Branch

March 19, 2017
10:00~ 5:00 PM
Child Foundation Hall

March 25, 2017
10:00~5:00 PM
Nowruz Gathering
 San Diego, CA
SD Sheraton Hotel