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Child Foundation Receives $60,000 in Grant Funding

Source: Child Foundation, Portland, Oregan)

Child Foundation is proud to announce that it received two major grant awards totaling $60,000 from Parsa Community Foundation and the United Nations UN Habitat Youth Fund in 2010. These grants will provide new opportunities for children living in poverty in Iran and Afghanistan to improve their lives.

The UN Habitat Youth Fund grant for $25,000 will fund a technology school program for 650 youth ages 19-25 in the poor regions of Mazar-e-sharif, Afghanistan. Students participating in this program will learn basic computer skills and how to use internet resources. These skills will greatly increase their opportunity for future success. A small office building has been purchased in Mazar-e-sharif which will provide space for the classes, as well as the Child Foundation office in Afghanistan.

The Parsa Community Foundation grant for $35,000 will fund the development of an adoption program for Iranian-American families. The first step of this project is to obtain an OFAC license which will permit adoptions between Iran and the US. In the long term, this project will provide a new opportunity for Iranian-Americans to build their families, and it will contribute to the growth of the Iranian-American community.

About Child Foundation

Our Mission: To help children in need who have been identified as high achievers remain in school.

Our Philosophy: We believe that education can move a child beyond the stigma of poverty, and give that child the tools to reach his or her true and full potential.

Our Purpose: Since our inception in 1994, Child Foundation has provided basic necessities to children living in poverty or hardship by enhancing the quality of the life for these children as well as their respective families. By providing access to education, Child Foundation hopes to increase the number of students graduating from school, and in certain countries, early matrimony.

Child Foundation
1220 SW Morrison Street, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503-698-4084
FAX: 503-297-1546

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