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March 10, 2017  

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Scene  of Spring, Spirit of Nowruz

Dear Friends,

Spring 2017 and the arrival of the Persian New Year, Nowruz, are a few short weeks away. 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. 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.

This year, Child Foundation offers two opportunities for helping children:
  1. A Nowruz gift (eidi) for a child in need: Those who would like to participate in this effort, can give a needy child a complete outfit and a pair of shoes as their gift by donating $75.
  2. Supporting the education of a child in need: Those who wish to participate in a gift with lasting impact can donate towards scholarships in honor of "Abbas Kiarostami," the renowned Iranian movie director. (please see additional information below)
At present, close to 9000 students in need receive monthly scholarship and support through Child Foundation through your donations. We are hopeful that through your generous support this number will surpass 10,000 by the end of the year.
We invite you to join us to touch the life of a child who was born into poverty. Your donation can be the difference between a dark hopeless future and the opportunity for a child to reach her/his potential.  You can make the impossible possible in the life of one person.

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 & Eidi
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.
C hild Foundation's Conferences in 

Today, Dr. Peyman Raoofi, the President and CEO of Child Foundation, represented us on Child Refugee Crisis conference together with UNICEF representatives in Geneva. Child Foundation will have another conference on Tuesday, March 14th. The subject is  Refugee and Migrant Crisis.

For last few years, Child Foundation had been advocating children's right through different UN agencies. This year, we submitted three statements that have been accepted as working documents for the UN general assembly on the subjects of "Malnutrition of Children in Yemen", "Adverse Consequences of Sanctions" and "Education Rights of Children". 

During the 34th session of the Human Rights Council, Dr. Raoofi met and discussed topics of mutual interest with Ms. Maud de Boer-Buquicchio, Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography, and Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict.
Welcome New Sponsors, you are ALL amazing!
During last week, 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:
Amir (CA), Azin (CA),Bahman (PA), Behnaz (CA), Hossein (CA)2, Mahshid (MA), Nima (CA), Parviz (CA), Ramisa (VA), Reza (CA), Reza (MA), Sousan(CA)3, Siavash (CA),  Tayebeh (CA) 3, Zhila (NY),  
From other countries:
Canada : Javad; Denmark: Shilan; New Zealand: Hamid; Norway: Nahid; Germany: Maryam, 

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 Mohadeseh
I am 8 years old and a talented student in the 2 nd grade. 

My parent got divorced because of my father's drug addiction, and currently we live with my two sisters in a small old and run down house.  My older sister is a university student but her school is far and she has problems with the commute costs.

My mother previously had some income by housekeeping, working in date farms, and doing labor services in the schools, but she is not working now.

I like school, but sometime I feel I am a burden on my family. I need your help!
nd go to university.


Thanks for Warming up
Our House
Nazanin from Zahedan had been sponsored by Saeed in Florida for more than two years now. 

When Saeed learned that Nazanin's house lacks proper heater, he ordered one for them.

Nazanin had lost her father a few years ago and her mother had been raising her and other sister all alone.

Thank you Saeed for warming up Nazanin's home and heart!
Tabriz School Project
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.
Change of Address
Our headquarter new address had changed to 2020 NE 102nd Ave. Portland, OR 97220.

If you are sending us your monthly sponsorship via check, please u se the new address. 

In case we are on your automatic bank payment, make sure our new address is noted in your account .
Upcoming Events 
March 14, 2017
14:00~15:30 PM
Room XV
Palais Des Nations 
Geneva, Switzerland
March 11, 2017
2:30~  5:00 PM
LA Public Library
Westwood Branch
Sat. March 18, 2017
10:00~ 5:00 PM
Child Foundation Hall
March 25, 2017
7:00 PM
 San Diego, CA
SD Sheraton Hotel