Photos by Islamic Republic News Agency
The Iranian NGO Barakat Foundation Institute builds schools and creates jobs in the underdeveloped rural regions of Iran. According to the foundation's website, so far they have built 125 schools and created close to 20,000 direct jobs. These photos show some of the schools build by Barakat.
As an economic, social and welfare entity, Barakat Foundation Institute started its activities in such grounds as to increase the economic ability and improving entrepreneurship among the less developed and deprived regions of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The foundation was established as a NGO to improve the economic and entrepreneurship skills of the individuals, groups and business units, who are apt to run commercial enterprises in poor and underdeveloped rural regions but lack the required knowledge and skills.
Barakat Foundation Institute has targeted major developments in the applications of Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurial/Venture Philanthropic efforts for the poor and underprivileged rural areas of IRAN.
Our plan for the years 2015 is to manage the necessary funds that will focus on the development of Infrastructure, Education, Health and Economic Development needs through building schools, health care centers, supporting local entrepreneurs and SMEs (using Micro-investments and Venture Capital means) and providing various financial services (Micro-banking with an emphasis on mobile banking and Micro-insurance through electronic means and etc...) to the underdeveloped rural regions of the country.
We plan to be instrumental in building 250 schools (1000 classes) and create at least 60,000 direct and stable jobs in the underdeveloped rural regions. We are currently managing the necessary funds invested in all of the above mentioned areas (Infrastructure, Education, Health and Economic Developments) and have built 125 schools and created close to 20,000 direct jobs in the rural regions of Iran.
To be effective for reaching our goals we need to do proper research, analysis and develop executive plans. We currently have two PhDs in Finance and Economists on our staff plus several MBA graduates who are active in all of our analysis. We are also using several multinational firms and outside experts for most of our development plans. (read more)
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