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PKCF's Vocational School in Bam near completion

The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation (PKCF) launched a special 'Bam Fund' immediately in response to the earthquake of December 2003 with an initial deposit of 100,000 made from the Foundation's capital.

As PKCF is not a relief organisation, it was decided that any monies raised would not go towards the provision of temporary care/facilities for the victims of the quake and that instead they would be spent on a 'bricks and mortar' project with long-term sustainability.

It was subsequently determined that a vocational school would serve the devastated region best, providing local youth with the skills required to become self-sufficient, productive adults. Construction of a school for 400 children is now underway with completion scheduled for early 2007. Total project cost: 500,000.
About: The Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation was launched in 1998 by the family and friends of the late Popli Khalatbari, who wished to honour her memory by distributing the funds from her estate in a manner befitting of the spirit with which she had led her life. Over the years, with the generosity and encouragement of friends and strangers, PKCF has grown from a small gesture of goodwill to a giant force of compassion and optimism that has made an impact across the world. The Foundation is grateful to all those who have played a part in its work and salutes them for keeping Popli's spirit alive.

... Payvand News - 3/13/07 ... --

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