Now I can hear my mother say "I love you"
Child Foundation Newsletter
Changing the face of the future, one child at a time.
February, 2015
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Letter from the President
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Dear friends & family of Child Foundation,

As I am getting ready to fly to Geneva to attend the 28th session of the Human Rights Council, I would like to remind you that Nowruz is only a few short weeks away.

In this meeting, I am presenting a statement requestion all nations to focus more on education as the main tool to eradicate poverty, inequality, and even ignorance. Every dollar we spend today on education will save tens and perhaps hundreds of dollars on fighting deadly diseases, child mortality, and even saving the environment in the future.

I also hope to meet and find partners in other countries to expand our global activities. There are millions of children in need and we need every bit of help we can get.

As I mentioned, Nowruz is just a few weeks away...

 
Now I can hear my mother say "I love you"
Fatameh
Fatameh is one of Child Foundation’s sponsored children in Afghanistan who got an infection when she was only two years old. Her parents didn’t seek medical treatment for her since they couldn’t afford it, and as result, she lost her hearing. A few years later, her father died and now her mother is suffering from a kidney problem. Fatameh lives with her brother, sister, and mother in an old one-room rundown house which does not have any furniture, TV or refrigerator, only an old carpet and an old kerosene heater!

Fatameh is one of the top students in her class. There is no school for the deaf in Mazar-e-Sharif and she has to attend a regular school. Child Foundation decided to help her. She was taken to local doctors for tests and her medical files were sent to Tehran and Kabul to find out the best treatment. They all agreed an operation could not help her and suggested a cochlear implant in her ears.

This surgery was only available in Kabul.
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Child Foundation Celebration in Tehran

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Child Foundation celebrated the start of its third decade of humanitarian work. The event consisted of reports by Mrs. Dadkhah, Iran's Child Foundation Director, Concert by local artists, a presentation of some of Child Foundation's sponsored children, and an auction that generated more than 54 million tooman. This celebration was attended by hundreds of Child Foundation supporters, volunteers, and many Iranian movie stars such as Fatemeh Motamed Aria, Parviz Parastoui, Poori Banai, Alireza Khamseh, and Ladan Tabatabai.
 
Don't forget my eidi!

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If you want a child in need to enjoy your generosity for this Nowruz, we want you to be aware that it may take more than a week to deliver the funds. So please donate soon so the children will have their eidi in time for Nowruz. Thank you for your kindness and generosity!
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Hi, I'm Kheyronnisa!
Kheyronnisa is a sweet and smart ten year old student. Her mother works every day as a factory worker, leaving Kheyronnisa at home where she does her school work. Kheyronnisa hopes to continue her education and acheive her dream of becoming a doctor one day.

Please consider helping this young student so that she may continue to attend school.

See more children waiting for sponsorship.

 


A Proclamation from the President of the United States
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This month we received President Obama's proclamation for National Child's Day.

 


Valentines in Virginia
Valentine's Day

Elham, one of Child Foundation's volunteers, celebrated Valentine's Day with her friends in Leesburg, Virginia. In this event, she introduced Child Foundation to her friends and collected $600 in donations to help children in need.
 


UPCOMING EVENTS:

Child Foundation is participating in the following events:

February 27, 2015:
Rana Farhan: Live in Concert
University of Michigan

February 28, 2015:
PASHA Fundraiser
Santa Monica, CA

February 27-March 2, 2015:
Persian Snow Festival
South Lake Tahoe

March 15, 2015:
4th Annual Nowruz Festival
Alexandria, VA

March 15, 2015:
14th Annual Nowruz Bazaar Los Angeles, California

 
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March 15, 2015:
17th Annual Nowruz Bazaar
Dallas, Texas

March 21, 2015:
SMU Nowruz Show
Dallas, Texas

March 22, 2015:
ICF Houston Presents Nowruz Festival
Stafford, Texas

 
Check out more of our upcoming and past events on our website!
 
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.
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