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We want to provide the basics for children of Persian-speaking families (Afghan/Iranian/Tajik origins) in UK to have access to proper educational activities and nutrition during the school holidays in October and February when parents often work and children are left on their own.

September 2017 - March 2018

Charity information: Persia Educational Foundation

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  • Need


    Children of lower income families are often reliant on school-based education and diet. However, during the school breaks, children are often left on their own as parents continue to work. They are often left with no care-givers, educational activities and proper meals. Children of Persian-speaking backgrounds are no different. However, there are no organisations that focus on their education and care during term breaks.


    Persia Educational Foundation has a number of consultants with experience in community-based education and Montessori schools who are well-positioned to run week-long educational camps for children. Persia is also in a position to train teens and youth in helping with the education of children. The combination of these two lines of activity can lead to a sustainable model of education and care for children during school/term breaks.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide educational opportunities.


    » Run children's term camps
    » Run teen/youth's training camps

    What success will look like

    By establishing camps that after two term breaks can become self-sustaining at the local level

  • Impact


    Create term camps for youth/teens/children in lower income families who otherwise have no access to care during term breaks
    Increase educational opportunities for children living in lower income families
    Create a sense of community
    Create educational and community service opportunities cities for teens/youth


    Lack of funding
    Lack of trust
    Lack of safety

    We are applying for funding to various sources and acquired much of our resources through donation
    We have taken into account a voluntary system of enrolment
    We will ensure all activities are attended by at least two DBS-cleared individuals and are held in safe locations


    Measurable results and impact will be communicated to donors in accordance with whatever requirements they may have.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,500 Education Holding five children's classes/midterm camps
      £7,500 Training Holding five youth/teen training classes/midterm camps
      £5,000 Administration Staff and administrative costs
  • Background


    We are going to focus on London at this time. We have not yet located the exact whereabouts of the 5 sets of classes, but we will certainly include Barnet and Camden that have a high concentration of Persian-speaking newcomers and low-income families.



  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Our charity benefits from a substantial network of educators and project managers with a great deal of education and experience. It is also based in London and well-connected with the Persian-speaking populations as well as community-based schools and organisations serving this population.

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    Tahirih Danesh

    Project Manager