Since 1998 we have distributed £ 5,674,414 across a variety of projects.

| ACHIEVEMENTS | ONGOING PROJECTS AND OTHER GRANTS |

 

Bachehaye Ma Orphanage - Kerman, Iran

Since 2006 PKCF has funded the construction of two homes, a workshop, IT centre & a library. We fund the expenses of the 56 boys and girls from the age of 4 until they leave as adults after attending universities or technical collages. PKCF is proud to partner with this exemplary organization. We have pledged to fund the construction of a new home on the premises in 2017, as at present some of the older boys have unfortunately been moved to another centre due to the shortage of space. PKCF members visit the centre several times a year and have established strong ties with the children.

 

Bachahaye Ma Street Children Centre – Kerman, Iran

Bachehaye Ma Charity also manage the Centre for Street Children, a half-way home which houses vulnerable and abandoned children. These children face a range of problems including drug addiction, physical disability and homelessness. The children receive rehabilitation, medical treatment, and are eventually reunited with their families or placed in orphanages.  PKCF will continue to provide ongoing funding towards the centre & the children’s overheads. PKCF members inspect the centre several times a year.                                                                            

Soroush Centre for disabled girls & boys – Jiroft, Iran

PKCF helps to improve the quality of life for 98 severely disabled (mentally and physically) children & young adults in Jiroft, Kerman.  PKCF’s ongoing funding assists with their daily expenses including food, clothing, and medical needs. The centre is inspected several times a year by PKCF representatives.                            

                                              

Hafez centre for Down Syndrome Children - Kerman, Iran  

This Day Care Centre for children with Down’s syndrome, particularly those from impoverished backgrounds, is well run and regularly inspected by PKCF members. PKCF will continue funding to assist with the salaries of carers and specialist equipment required by the children.

 

Asayeshgah Hekmat for Disabled Boys – Rasht, Iran

This centre houses severely disabled boys and young men, suffering from mental as well as physical disabilities. PKCF funding assists these youths in terms of their medical needs, as well as helping with food and clothing needs. A representative from PKCF regularly visits this centre and personally overseas their requirements.                                   

 

7th Tir Home for Disabled girls - Tehran, Iran

7th Tir was our 1st project in Iran, where we constructed a school, an auditorium, sewing centre as well as an arts and crafts centre in 1999. We also refurbished the dormitories and supplied wheelchairs & physiotherapy equipment. PKCF continues to support the needs of the residents.

 

PKCF Vocational School – Tehran, Iran

The Vocational School was constructed by PKCF and inaugurated in 2005. PKCF representatives sit on the board of trustees and are influential in all decision making. In addition to the school curriculum, 380 girls receive vocational training in IT, Accountancy, Physical Education, and Industrial Design courses. The school has become self-sufficient since funds are earned from the rental of the gymnasium and other facilities after school hours to other schools, which lack these  facilities.

 

Hakim Farabi Vocational School – Bam, Iran

Constructed by PKCF in the aftermath of the Bam earthquake and inaugurated in 2007, the Harkim Farabi Vocational School is currently attended by 220 girls. Members of PKCF inspect the school several times each year. We continue to fund maintenance of this school, along with the purchasing any new equipment required.

 

Jaffar Abad School – Ghazvin, Iran

127 children in their formative years from the Jafar Abad village attend this elementary school which was constructed by PKCF in 2006. We completely refurbished the school building in 2016.  The school’s program has been revitalised and is closely supervised under new management, with activities extending beyond the core curriculum to include physical education, hygiene classes, music, art and English classes. Educational excursions are also organised for the children.  PKCF provides ongoing funding for the School’s educational program, maintenance and refurbishment of the building, utilities, student uniforms and equipment.  The PKCF Jafar Abad School has become a model school in Ghazvin province of which we are very proud!

 

Football Programme – Shahre Rey, Iran

The Popli Football Team is an ongoing programme which helps children aged 7-17 years by providing football coaching. Currently 150 children, a mix of Afghan refugees as well as local Iranian children from impoverished backgrounds, are taught discipline, teamwork, and much more in an enjoyable sporting environment. We are delighted that Inter Campus branch of Inter Milan are supporting this programme by visiting the Team twice a year to instruct the coaches and players. PKCF is expanding the programme to include the welfare and education of the boys. Overall the children are taught key skills to help them both on and off the pitch. Volunteers are welcome to apply for the summer programme, for details please use the following link Volunteer Programmes

 

 

Medical Fund – throughout Iran

Children from deprived backgrounds who are in need of medical treatment are referred to our NGO partner Nikan Charity. Social workers at Nikan vet the cases and accordingly refer them to various hospitals for treatment and follow up. Since 2014 we have assisted over 250 children to have, amongst other treatments; reconstructive plastic surgery, cardiac surgery, spinal cord surgery, orthopaedic surgery cochlear implant & bone marrow transplant. PKCF will continue to partner with Nikan to treat as many children as possible, particularly Afghan refugee children.

 

Bahrami Children Hospital – Tehran, Iran 

Since 2015 supporters of PKCF in Iran have donated to this charitable hospital which was built 50 years ago, treating children from a large catchment area. Thanks to generous donations, we were able to facilitate the Hospital’s purchase and instalment of equipment to provide an uninterrupted oxygen supply to the wards. We have also been able to supply equipment for their operating theatres, two NICU wards, as well as refurbish and equip the laundry rooms. We are grateful to the US charity Children of Persian for funding a large portion of the NICU work.

 

 

UK and Worldwide Charities

 

 

Chicken Shed Theatre - United Kingdom

Chickenshed Theatre started in an actual chickenshed in 1974. They run Children’s and Youth Theatre workshops for 600 underprivileged and/or disabled children, education courses for over 100 students, community outreach projects and a network of satellite 'sheds' across the country. PKCF has funded this worthy organisation for previously (2005-2007) & again since 2014. We provide funding to assist with the continuation of their work; creating a sense of 'inclusion' for many young people who had otherwise experienced marginalisation from mainstream society.

www.chickenshed.org.uk 

 

Child Action Lanka - Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya is in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka, the highest point of the country and dominated by agricultural land. Previously this CAL Centre had been using converted connex classrooms out of necessity, as they were sometimes required to move due to difficulties with landlords. In 2015 PKCF assisted with a grant to help with the purchase of land and premises for the Nuwara Eliya Project, thus providing a more stable environment. The Centre educates children of land labourers through academic and talent based approaches, to bring out the best in them and help them to believe in a better future. The Centre is planning computer classes for school leavers as well as vocational training courses. With the hard work of the staff and children, we believe this centre is giving these children a bright future in which they will be able to serve their communities and prosper.

www.childactionlanka.org 

 

UNICEF Syrua Children's Appeal - United Kingdom

One of the most dangerous places to be a child is Syria. PKCF made a grant to UNICEF Syria Appeal in the winter of 2016. Millions of Syrian children have lost their families, their homes and schools. These children urgently need shelter, warm clothing and blankets in order to survive the freezing temperatures they are facing. Many are in dire need of medical attention. UNICEF provides Syria’s children with vital lifesaving assistance. They are one of the few aid agencies able to operate inside Syria, as well as helping refugee families in the surrounding countries.

http://www.unicef.org.uk/

 

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