In its pages, the beautiful pictures capture the soul and the optimism of youth. Beyond the smiles, the youth is short-lived for many of these children as they carry on their fragile shoulders the burden of family and economic responsibilities, the struggle of daily life, and the reality of limited prospects for a bright and happy future.
The 2nd Annual Health Fair
Children of Persia’s 2nd Annual Health Fair event was held on November 4, 2012 at Coopers Middle School in McLean, Virginia. The health fair event, free and open to the public, is an opportunity to focus on health and wellness topics specifically within the Iranian American community in the Washington DC area.
On Saturday August 11, 2012, a series of quakes struck in quick succession near Tabriz, in Azarbaijan Province in the northwest region of Iran with the more powerful one measuring a magnitude of 6.4 on the Richter Scale, the United States Geological Survey reported. Relief officials in the area reported at least 300 people were killed, and more than 4,500 injured, some severely. In total, 133 villages were damaged. Shortages of water and food are being reported throughout the quake zone.
Children of Persia has requested the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) for issuance of special permission to send funds to its operation in Iran, through its volunteers, for providing the needed assistance to the earthquake victims.
In addition, we are very happy to announce that our attempts and hard work, in collaboration with other Iranian-American organizations, in asking US Office of Foreign Assets Control for a general license to provide assistance to the victims of earthquake did finally pay off, and on Aug. 21, 2012, OFAC issued a 45-day general license for US-based NGOs, such as Children of Persia, to collect and send funds for humanitarian aid and reconstruction efforts for earthquake victims in Iran.
Children of Persia is dedicated to providing assistance to the victims of the earthquake tragedy. Now that the OFAC has issued a general license for this specific case, we will be collecting the funds for the earthquake victims.
Please send your tax deductable donation to:
Children of Persia, Inc., is a U.S. registered non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable
organization with Tax ID #52-2236795 and OFAC License No. IA-14712.
Vocal and Piano Recital
On April 15, 2012, the magnificent Gaston Hall in Georgetown University in Washington DC served as the stage for the outstanding performances of the famed Iranian Soprano Pari Zanganeh and the Master Pianist Novin Afrouz.
The program included performance of operatic solo by
Ms. Zanganeh of classical and Iranian folk music and piano solo brilliantly played by Ms. Novin Afrouz.
The well attend concert was sponsored by Children of Persia to benefit its charitable programs and services including the Street and Working Children’s project in Iran.
Children of Persia extends its deepest gratitude to
Ms. Zanganeh and Ms. Afrouz for their generosity in dedicating their time and talent to help disadvantaged Iranian children and their support of Children of Persia. We are forever grateful.
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Children of Persia is pleased to announce that it has received an OFAC license from the United States Department of Treasury for Working and Street Children project in Iran