Recap of Inaugural Yari Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada 20 scholarships for schoolchildren, 280 guests in attendance, 15 volunteers engaged, 2 films screened, 1 live piano performance, 11 event sponsors and Thousands of dollars in generous charitable donations! These are the outstanding results of the Inaugural Yari Film Festival in beautiful Vancouver. First held in Sweden in 1999, Yari Film Festival was born out of our firsthand experience and belief in how powerful education is and how it can lead to strong characters and rich lives. Empowering socially and financially marginalized children to complete [...]
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Yari Iranin Film Festival is the oldest Iranian film festival out of Iranian boarders and the biggest in Europe which this year was held by screening 12 movies (long and short) on 11th and 12th October in Scandia cinema in Stockholm. Yari foundation has been organizing this festival since 2000 with the goal to promote Iranian cinema in Europe and dedicate all the proceeds to education of schoolchildren in Iran. During the last 19 years, Yari Iranin Film Festival has hosted many famous Iranian cinema icons from around the world. This year, the festival guests were well-known icons such as [...]
Yari foundation was born out of a burning desire to keep financially marginalized schoolchildren in school and provide them financial means to continue studying. 27th September 1999 is the day when the founders officially registered it as Yari foundation and since then it has been our mission to enable young kids making a brighter future for themselves through education. In honor of the 20th anniversary, on Friday 27th September 2019, we held an event to celebrate this wonderful 20 years long journey together with our founders, members, ambassadors and dedicated supporters. During the event, globally recognized Iranian Balouchi composer [...]
We dream of a world where every child has the possibility to attend school. Our goal is to help over 5,000 children by 2023. The Yari Foundation’s mission is to enable socially and economically marginalized children in Iran to complete their education, thus giving them a chance to fulfil their own potential and create a future for themselves. We are glad to announce that at the start of the academic year of 2019, we sent 1000 students to school compared to the previous year which was 800 students. Students are aged 6-18 and are from throughout Iran. As we know [...]
This past autumn, we intended to find sponsors for 50 students who were on the waiting list in order to go to school at the beginning of the academic year. Therefore, we ran “more sponsors, more students” campaign from 1st to 31st September. We are glad to announce that all 50 students were sent to school successfully. Furthermore, Yari foundation received 25,500kr one time donation which is approximately equal to 1 year of education for 10 students. We sincerely appreciate your trust in us as well as you good will which has enabled us to reach those students in need. [...]
School Start campaign This autumn, we intend to send 50 more students, who have been in waiting list, to school with your help. Therefore, we are running “More sponsors, more students” campaign from 1st - 30th september. What you can do is to sponsor a child and invite your friends to join the campaign. As a sponsor you will pay 200kr/20€/28CAD monthly to give an unprivileged child access to education. Join the campaign and HELP! Every kid should have the right to a quality education so that they can have more opportunities in life. A good [...]
Yari is turning 20 years old! we have arranged an event to review memories and celebrate the achievements we have collectively made. This is a free event and open for all. Get your free tickets from the link below. Looking forward to see you all. Reserve you ticket here! Date & Time: September 27th 2019 - 18:00-21:30 Location: Allaktivitetshuset Address: Sturegatan 10, 172 31 Sundbyberg Email: email@example.com
Three awesome supporters of Yari Foundation, Peiman, Siavoush, and Marcus have teamed up to run a half marathon for YARI on 18th May in Gothenburg. Their intention is to raise awareness on “children’s right to have access to education” and support the cause that Yari foundation is working with. In parallel with this initiative, Marcus is running a fundraising campaign for his effort which a partner company of Yari will “DOUBLE” the amount he raises in these campaigns. Help him hit his target and support his campaign via the link below: Read more about campaign You can [...]
Today, 9th of May 2019, coincides with Yeganeh Abbasi Bacharach’s birthday, our beloved former colleague and enthusiast to the Yari Foundation who unfortunately left us with great sadness after her death last autumn. We at Yari Foundation have now set up a healthcare fund to the honor of Yeganeh. This healthcare fund will provide financial help to the children or children's parents who need medical care in Iran. The background to the establishment of a healthcare fund is on the initiative of some of Yaris members who in recent years collected donation in a bank account in Iran, to provide [...]
The last part of Eidi Campaign was a vernissage of the photos taken by Mostafa Kazemi, photographer, and a documentary film by Behzad Azadi. Mostafa and Behzad traveled to Kermanshah and took the images during the Yari schools opening ceremony. The schools have built by Yari after the earthquake in the Kermanshah region in 2017 and now more than a hundred children can go to these schools.