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SAF's Tasma Fair in Tehran

Source: Science and Arts Foundation (, www.saf.irNewsletter No. 54

TASMA is a name for Generating and Reforming the Educational Content. It was the first time that such a fair have been held in Iran. The fair was held in Kanoon Koodak (the Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adult) in Tehran, between 9th and 15th September, 2007.

SAF had two booths in this fair and it was the first time for us to participate in a national fair. The fair was held on two floors. The first floor was for those participants who had products to sell and the second floor was for the ones who wanted to introduce themselves and their activities. Our booths were on the second floor. The projects that we had on display were Rayaschool, SchoolNet, NIP, SAFEcard, IT-Centers and SAF’s projects in BAM after the earthquake. RayaSchool was introduced along with all the e-learning courses it has and the way that people could register and participate in the courses. Visitors were generally surprised when they saw this online-school and said they are going to introduce and talk about the RayaSchool with their colleagues and friends at their schools and communities.

As the schools in Tehran still had not opened, unfortunately, there were not as many students as we had hoped at the fair. If the fair was held during school time, more students would have attended the fair and found out about NIP, Ecards and other projects that we had on display. NIP consists of projects which are designed by a group of high-school students who will be going to university this year. Ecards project is a photography competition for students that participate in e-learning classes at RayaSchool. The visitors were also introduced to SAF IT-Centers in Zahedan and Bam, our e-shop for handicrafts of Zahedan’s women and SAF’s projects in Bam after the earthquake; the painting shop for Bam children and music-therapy, both as post-trauma stress therapy.

The visitors were also told about SAF’s other projects, including the project for VIPs (Virtually Impaired People) and HIPs (Hearing Impaired People). The favourite project was the CDs and books of the Farsi Linux for primary and guidance-school students. These CDs attracted a great deal of attention and there was a lot of demand for these CDs as parents realized their educational advantages for the children.

This was a great opportunity for SAF to introduce itself and its various projects and activities to so many families and teachers at the fair. Visitors were very interested in our projects and we full of praise and encouragement for all our activities.

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