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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 2nd June 2019 was a historical day for Yari Foundation. We officially launched in Canada. We are very humbled by this occasion and take this opportunity to spread our wings and reach more children to provide financial means to continue their education. Our mission is to sponsor 5,000 children by 2023. This is only possible with support from the community.In parallel with the launch, our team in Canada organized an event with different activities. Yari chairperson, Siavoush Mohammadi opened the event with a briefing on Yari foundation. Later, Mohsen Khalkhali, Yari coordinator in Canada, shared his personal journey on how [...]
In the popular Swedish podcast ”Resan hit” (In English: The journey here) people who come from an immigrant background are interviewed about their life story and experiences. One of the people honored to have been interviewed is the chairperson of Yari Foundation, Siavoush Mohammadi. In two different episodes of the podcast, Siavoush tells us about his experiences. From his childhood in Uppsala to his time as a researcher within space physics, and what it is that he is working on today when he is not busy with the Yari Foundation. During the interview, he shares his thoughts on everything from [...]
On 18th May 2019, three awesome members of Yari foundation, Peiman, Siavoush, and Marcus, teamed up to run a half marathon (Göteborgsvarvet) for children of YARI on 18th May in Gothenburg. Their intention was 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 attempted to fundraise for children of Yari foundation in return for his effort and time. A partner company of Yari foundation pledged to double the sum raised during the #RunForYari campaign. The campaign resulted in 5,480 SEK public donations [...]