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.