Imagining a better world.
We believe education is an irrevocable asset and an essential right of every child.
Shirazi foundation is an Iran-based philanthropic organization playing a key role in helping achieve the Emertat Group Sustainable Development Goal, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises.
Shirazi Foundation was founded on September 20, 2005 by Sajad Monfared Shirazi, Chairman and CEO of Emertat Group. The inspiration came from his belief that education is one of the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty. It also stemmed from his desire to give children - regardless of their gender, nationality, race or religion - the opportunity to become positive contributors to society.
Shirazi Foundation’s programs are designed to reduce, if not remove, the greatest obstacles that prevent children and young people in Iran from attaining quality education. With each intervention, Shirazi Foundation evaluates the need for assistance across two key areas: Access to Education, which allows the organization to improve children's health and learning environment, increase education enrollment and attainment, increase access to education, reduce absenteeism, increase gender parity and increase promotion rates. Quality of Education, which enables early learning, enhances educational attainment and school progression, improves literacy & numeracy skills among children, enables teachers to access teacher training resulting in better learning outcomes, reduce dropout rates and increase primary school attainment.
What we do
Mostly we speak about problems when we are together, we speak of deficiencies and weaknesses and sometimes we offer some recommendations. Sometimes we are disappointed and sometimes hopeful and waiting for change and good incidences. However, we should never forget that it is not enough to speak and be hopeful; we should take actions. We have at least responsibility as far as we have the chance to live; to make happiness and good feeling in ourselves and others.
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