Source: PKCF 2009 Report
UK based Popli Khalatbari Charitable Foundation (PKCF) has been founding many projects and good causes in Iran and elsewhere. Following is a list of the projects funded by PKCF in Iran in 2009 along with a brief report of the ongoing activities. For a full listing of PKCF's projects to date please visit www.pkcf.com.
|Markaz Tebbi Koudakan (Children's
Medical Centre) - Iran
This children's hospital was the pioneer for childcare in the Middle East and was inaugurated in 1968 by Drs. Ahari and Gharib. PKCF furnished the newly constructed PICU with all the requisite medical equipment to support 8 beds and 2 isolation rooms.
|Ali Asghar Children's Hospital -
Ali Asghar is Tehran's 4th largest children's hospital caring for 4,800 children annually. PKCF participated in the refurbishment of the haematology ward by supplying the air-conditioning for the ward, a passenger/patients lift and the medical equipment required to support 20 beds and 2 isolation rooms.
|Kanoon Farhangi Hemayat Koodakan
Kar/Koosha (Cultural Society for the Protection of Working Children
The aim of this
institution is to bring in children off the streets, to provide for
their education and welfare and to provide their mothers with
vocational training. A donation was made in order to equip the
kitchen; purchase classroom furniture and educational material, and
supply books and furnishings for a small library.
|Multiple Sclerosis Society - Iran
Funds were provided for the purchase of
much needed wheelchairs.
|Daheshpour Cancer Foundation
A grant was made for the purchase of chemotherapy medication for the treatment of children and young persons.
|Malaekeh Centre (formerly 7th Tir
Orphanage) - Tehran
Malaekeh is an NGO supported by PKCF since 1999. In addition to building the vocational school, refurbishing and furnishing the three wards, purchase of computers, mini bus and physiotherapy equipment, an on-going annual donation is made towards the welfare and education of the 100 physically disabled girls, many of whom have now completed their higher education and have jobs supporting themselves. 18 of our girls have been employed at the centre in teaching and secretarial positions. Younger girls replace the older ones who are able to support themselves and live outside of the centre.
|PKCF Vocational School - Tehran
Since its inauguration in October 2005, 375 girls have graduated from the two year course in Accountancy, Physical Education, Computer Sciences and Industrial Drafting. 320 girls are enrolled in the 2009/2010 academic year. 95 percent of the students continue with higher education with a high number getting placements at universities. PKCF is actively involved - with representation on the board of trustees of the school, and we continue to contribute to the maintenance and repair of the school, as well as towards the supply of educational material.
|Hakim Farabi Vocational School -
The two year course in Computer Science, Accountancy, Graphic Design, Childcare and a one year course in pre-university Art & Design, as well as the sport facilities in this bright, spacious school, was the result of worldwide donations received after the earthquake fund appeal by PKCF. The school gives an opportunity to many of the 16-18 year old girls to learn trades to apply to their daily lives and prepares some to further their education at universities. PKCF is actively involved with the constant improvement of the school's services as well as maintenance and repair.
|PKCF Learning centre Jaffarabad -
PKCF originally constructed a 6 room school and a playground in 2004 as a middle school for the girls and boys of Jaffarabad village, and added four more classrooms in 2006. 138 children ranging from 5 to 15 years attend the school in three shifts. PKCF actively maintains, refurbishes and supplies the school and the children with many of their requirements, including sports equipment and clothing.
|Ashyaneh Ali Orphanage - Kerman
An NGO in Kerman runs three homes: one for 13 girls, one for 8 boys, and one for 7 boys with physical disabilities. These homes are efficiently managed and provide a warm and happy environment where the children receive the best of care, education and much love. Most of the children are either orphans or abandoned. PKCF has been supporting the welfare and education of these children since 2006 through an annual donation.
|Bachehaye Ma - Kerman
The 31 girls and boys ranging from 5 to 18 living at this NGO receive love, care and education. The children have moved into two new homes whose construction was funded by PKCF. A library and sport facilities are under construction. Many of the residents have become close to PKCF members who regularly visit them. Annual financial support is given towards their welfare and education.
|Arjan Ala Trust (Friends of Iran
Haemophilia) - Iran
In 2003/04 PKCF funded the purchase of medical equipment for the diagnosis and treatment of haemophilia and has since donated annually for the purchase of medication required by the centre.
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