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 [...]
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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 [...]
On Wednesday 24th April, Yari’s sponsor and Ambassador Sorosh Tavakoli hosted a dinner that some of Yari’s ambassadors (Ardalan Shekarabi, Minister of Public Administration; Yasmine Satei-Berns, host at Resan-Hit podcast & entrepreneur; Bahar Pars, Actress) and a few entrepreneurs and business owners attended. The main purpose of the dinner was to present Yari organization and the way it works. Accordingly, Gabriella Overödder, from Effektiv Altruism held a very interesting and insightful discussion around effective giving which shed light on the effectiveness of the ways Yari works. You can listen to her TedTalk here. Another highlight of the night was that [...]