Our Mission

Our Mission is to break the cycle of poverty by helping children stay in school.

Keep Children In School (KCIS) implements its mission by matching sponsors directly to children whose families cannot afford to keep them in school, thus enabling them to continue their education from elementary school through college.

Additionally, KCIS cultivates partnerships with other non-profit organizations with common goals to make a difference in the lives of these children by providing them with an education and hope for their future.

Learn more about How We Do This.

Education is the most powerful tool which you can choose to change the world

What We Do

KCIS provides educational, financial, social, psychological, healthcare, family empowerment, and additional services to disadvantaged children in Iran who show academic promise. Our kids are Iranian and children of Afghan immigrants who live in Iran.

KCIS empowers individuals to support children through the following programs ->

By matching sponsors directly to children, KCIS helps children remain in school. Sponsors provide financial assistance for educational and related expenses of the sponsored child and, if desired, the sponsor can establish a one-on-one relationship with his/her child.

Sponsorship is $600 for a full year ($50 per month or $1.65 per day). For this nominal payment, the sponsored child will be fully supported throughout the calendar year, receiving the following benefits:

  • Monthly Payment Scholarship
  • Tuition Assistance (if applicable)
  • Book Purchase (if applicable)
  • University Test Preparation
  • Extracurricular Programs such as:
    • Language Classes
    • Computer Classes
    • Art/Music Classes and Sport Classes

Your donation provides the basic essentials that all students require to attend school. It is used in different programs. These programs pay for students' financial aid, school supplies, emotional support services, healthcare, family empowerment programs and other forms of support that can help our students achieve success.


With a $100 donation, KCIS supports the basic essentials for children to attend school. This program provides the fund for school supplies such as backpacks, stationaries, school uniforms, shoes, personal hygiene packages, etc.


With a $100 donation KCIS brings smile to the face of many children and their families by providing not only new clothing, shoes, and bags but also shirini (sweet), ajil (dried fruit) to their home for Nowruz celebration.

Why We Do This

Many children in developing countries are forced to drop out of school in order to work and provide for themselves and their families. Without an education or training, these children will continue to live in poverty; perpetuating the same hard living condition of their parents.

Keep Children in School Foundation (KCIS) seeks to stop this cycle by providing financial support and mentoring for disadvantaged children so they can stay in school and continue their education without interruption. Please join KCIS in its efforts to make a difference in the lives of these children by providing them with an education and hope for their future.

Help a Child

You can help a child by making a one time donation, becoming a sponsor, or contributing to their back to school or Nowrooz shopping.

Dedicate an Event

Dedicate your special day and help change lives. It’s easy. In lieu of gifts, ask for donations to KCIS.

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