Child Foundation Newsletter
Changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
July 22, 2016
Education is the Key
I am attending UNIDO conference in Vienna now to see how we can utilize international assistance to help children in need. UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.
A Girl at the End of Alley
I am also visiting refugee camps in Slovakia and Austria to see how we can help in education of innocent children. I was asked many times why Child Foundation focuses on education, why don’t we emphasis on eradicate poverty or help in health issues, etc? and I always say we believe the easiest way to eradicate poverty is to invest on education, and to create a healthier life for people, we must focus on educating them. Through education, we not only can make life healthier for a children and their families but their lesson learned goes beyond their family and will affect generations after them. Education is the door to sustainable development that can permanently lift people out of poverty.
Many of us who had been lucky enough to graduate from universities are good examples of how our education had created countless opportunities for us. This is exactly what we want to do for children who are nothing but victims of circumstances that they had nothing to do with it. They were born into poverty and misery but they shouldn’t live in it for the rest of their life.
We at Child Foundation are confidence that we can change this and we will provide opportunity for these kids to have access to education and to be able to stand on their feet.
Please join us to help one or more of children in need to go to school. Remember, with less than price of one cup of coffee per day you can change someone’s life for good. Just visit our children waiting list and choose one or more child to support.
Peyman Raoofi Psy.D.
President & CEO
Fatemeh lost her father to drug overdose a few years ago. That’s when mother who hardly can read and write became the sole provider of the family.
They moved from their village to city of Marvdasht to live with grandfather; but his plate is already full and his hands tied. Two other of his daughters live with him. One had divorced from his abuse husband, and the other one is widow with three children which one of them has a sever kind of blood disease. Lack of income, small place and fight among kids and daily psychodrama caused that Fatemeh and her small family to be kicked out.
It is about a month now that Fatemeh with her sister and mother live at the end of one dead-end alley. Both Fatemeh and her sister are very good students. The family receives small monthly donation from another charity and some subsidies but it barely cover their daily expenses. Mother’s left hand is weak, make it hard for her to find job, but every now and then she does cleaning house. Overall, it is impossible for them to come up with $2400 deposit for a small apartment.
Child Foundation has created a fund to help this family. Please help in any amount to participate in taking them out of this dead-end situation to a small place to live.
Spring in Summer!
Do you remember Bahareh? She is the girl who was left behind door of our office in Mazar-eSharif on March 1st, a few weeks before Nowruz and spring? That’s why we called her Bahareh (springly).
Well, government agencies didn’t accept her and she still has no official IDs, but a kind couple had been taking care of her. When we found Bahareh, she was cold and hungry but now a warm house and kind parent are taking care of her. Unfortunately, she has many medical problem, her muscles are weak so she cannot stand on her feet or control her head, she has problem with digesting food and she has difficulty in talking and doctors believe she mentally challenged.
It seems that she need much more medical attention than what her new family can afford. That’s why we have added Bahareh to list of children who can be sponsored. Please consider sponsoring her and help us with your monthly donation to her medical expenses.
We usually provide assistance to children who go to school, but Bahareh literally was dropped on our lap.
We hope you join us in showering her with kindness and soon we report to you that she is on her feet and going to school.
Hi, I'm Ahmadreza!
Ali is an intelligent boy. His father is o able to work due to illness and age and his mother is an illiterate housewife. Ali has four sisters and four brothers. Sisters are married and independent but Ali's eldest brother and his 2 kids live with the parents since his wife's death. Ali's other brother also lives with them after his wife left him because of his severe leg injuries in a car accident. They have no jobs.
Ali needs your support to be able to continue his education.
Please consider helping this young student so that he may continue to attend school.
See more children waiting for sponsorship.
A generous woman 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
Once Noushin in Victoria, Canada who sponsored Nasim in Ardebil found out that they do not have a refrigerator in their house, she asked her father to buy them one. Nasim sent a letter thanking Noushin and said now they don’t have to store their food in their grandmother’s refrigerator anymore.
Visiting My Children
Our kind donors from New York, Ali and Nasrin, traveled to Ardebil this summer. They had an opportunity to meet with Hosseing and Saideh who have been supported by them in our Ardebil office. Ali and Nasrin are supporting five children but three others live in other cities.
Bicycle for Masoud
Mahdieh from Illinois who was impressed by Masoud’s good grades in school surprised him by purchasing him a bicycle, some new clothes and shoes. Masoud lives Zahedan and this is his first bicycle.
Helping Refugees in US
Child Foundation is teaming up with a group of volunteers, medical doctors and activities in Detroit, Michigan to help children of new refugees. Most of these children are in need of medical attention and all need education. To help us help them, please donate generously to our Refugees in US Relief Fund.
The mission of Child Foundation is to help children in need, who have been identified as high achievers to remain in school. We believe that education can move a child beyond the stigma of poverty and give that child the tools to reach his or her true and full potential. Since our inception in 1994, Child Foundation has provided basic necessities to children living in poverty or hardship, enhancing the quality of life for these children as well as their respective families. By providing access to education, Child Foundation hopes to eliminate children prematurely leaving school, and in certain cases, avoid early matrimony.