Iran

Human Act in Iran

Human Act has established a local branch in Mashhad, and is in the process of register a Iranian nation-wide non-governmental organization.

The aim of our local branch in is to establish several orphanages for girls. Iranian orphanages do receive government funding. However, the support is minimal and not enough to maintain their facilities and cover all the children’s needs.

Contrary to the common definition of the word “orphan”, many Iranian orphans are not without living parents. Children are often placed in orphanages for a multitude of reasons, such as abandonment due to poverty, or due to incompetent parents (children of drug addicts and abusive homes). Without a sufficient foster care system in Iran, the support to orphanages is essential to secure that the children do not end up at the street.

Supporting orphans in Mashhad

In May 2016, Human Act supported an orphanage in Mashhad housing 30 girls. The existing orphanage’s lease was about to expire, and the manager did not have the financial capacity to extend the contract.

Human Act purchased a large house and renovated the building. Following, Human Act financed new beds, inventories and clothes for the children. In December 2016, the new orphanage was ready for the girls to move in.

Now the girls have homelike surroundings, and competent and loving people to take care of them. The long-term purpose of the orphanage is to secure that the children receive education, so they later in life will be able to move out, and establish their own home and family.

The project is financed by the founders.

Orphanage in Mashhad

ExpensesCost ($)
Purchase of building for renovation$125.000
Renovation of the orphanage$30.000
Inventories$10.000
Other expenses (legal registration of ground, monitoring, consultancy)$20.000
Local contributionStaff, food, clothes, schooling, etc.
Total$185.000