Our operational arm in Iran
KCIS’s operational office in Iran, Anjoman e Yaran e Danesh va Mehr (AYDM), delivers our supporters’ generous contributions to carefully selected students, who show academic potential but are in desperate financial straights. Through this individual sponsorship program, AYDM has already supported over 1,800 students in Iran from impoverished backgrounds and more than 20,000 children across Iran, through its educational group projects. Our fundamental assistance, which is in form of financial aid, is essential for our students to stay in school instead of having to drop out to help their family’s financial needs. Aside from financial aid, AYDM uses the donations to provide mental and emotional wellness services, healthcare, family empowerment and other forms of help to our students. Once a child is matched with a sponsor, it is as though AYDM spins a cocoon of support and protection around that child throughout his/her educational journey.
The selection process
Once a student is officially selected and approved to be covered, AYDM opens a bank account for that child; and a fixed monthly payment as educational grant/financial aid is deposited into the account. The amount is based on whether the child attends elementary school, middle school, high School or university.
At KCIS we regard our sponsored students like our own children at home. We consider each individual students’s wishes and needs and try to fulfill all the necessary ones. The following are some of the additional services rendered to our students on a case-by-case basis.
Twice a year, a gift card is given to all of our sponsored students and their siblings, regardless of wether or not the siblings are under our support.
We organize recreational events throughout the year for our kids and their families.
Support for Health & Well-being
We provide social, emotional, psychological, and healthcare services such as:
Most of our sponsored students never have any books to read at home and are unfamiliar with the habit of reading. We have established a beautiful library, where our students can pend time reading books, socialize with other students, and also borrow books to take home. We promote the culture of reading and hope to instill in our students a life-long love of reading and learning.