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Among all beautiful childhood wishes , why…
It seems impossible for me to go to school?
The story of the self-governing schools is not just about me, it is about hundreds of young Afghan refugee girls and women who took action, empty-handed but with great motivations and hopes, especially in a society where it is believed that females should either stay in the house or in the cemetery.

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Professor Hoodfar

While many of his colleagues gradually moved away from Afghan schools, or migrated to the European countries, Mr. Musavi chose to remain and continued his mission, at great personal cost. His school and publishing company have in practice turned into a community center where various issues of the community are discussed. Indeed many Afghans consider him to be the minister of education for Afghans in Iran.

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Bell The story of Nader produced by Mehdi Kavandi (Matekava production) 2019

Our Stories

In this section, you will read the stories and daily events of the school. Stories that come from every day and every moment under the surface of school. At first glance and in the eyes of many people, the work and programs of a school may be repetitive and boring, but if you get closer to the school and the children one by one, you will see that dozens exciting events are happening every day. Stories remembering events that remain in the minds of students and teachers for years, become a part of our lives, stories that form the basis of many deep and lasting friendships. In this section, we will tell you these stories

  1397-12-15. Today we had a celebration because after many years our school finally got a second lavatory. For all...

All children are alike An Afghan or from Iran They shine pure and bright Like stars for the caravan Our...

Yesterday, the head of the NICCO organization, which mainly deals with issues pertaining to the education of the immigrants, visited...

Come, let us sing together Rhyme the words of fellowship Above our home's clouds and sky Spread wings of true...

30 Apr 2020- It was decided to give every student a hygiene pack as well as their diary sheets and...

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words of elders

Majid AhmadiniaTranslator Journalist Teacher

It’s been almost twenty years that he devoted himself to Afghan kids, those refugees who couldn’t enroll in Iranian schools

Mojgan NazariFromer student Teacher and Executive Deputy of Farhang school, Radio Iran Reporter

During the past ten years when I worked with Mr Musavi, he taught me to read and write in a new way.

Professor Homa HoodfarProfessor of Anthropology, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Concordia University, Montreal - Canada

Mr. Musavi’s many decades of remarkable and dedicated service to the education of Afghani refugees in Iran deserve this recognition.

Dr. Mojtaba NorooziFormer Deputy of Cultural Counseling of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Kabul Author, researcher and researcher

it was always my plan to visit Nader’s booth and his welcoming colleagues in any exhibition I attended. From that time, I have felt his love for developing a culture of reading, especially among migrant children.

Sabera HaghshenasJournalist from Rah-e- Madanyat Daily Afghanistan

Nader Musavi and his group initiated a club in Tehran for Afghani migrants. The club’s main concern initially was to provide a brighter future for Afghan migrants and their kids in Iran, including the ones without any sort of identification who seemed to have a dark and obscure path in front of them. 

Reza AdeebRefugee activist journalist in Greece, former owenr and manager of a self-governing school in Mashahad-Iran

This year is the 17th year since he opened wide the doors of love to Afghan refugee children denied an education in Iran.

Seyed Zia GHasemiPoet & Author,one of Founders of the Afghan Literature House in Tehran

He is one of those who has a heart full of love and a head full of new ideas.

Asad EhteshamMaster of Children's Literature Founder of Yaremehraban Library in Mazar-e-Sharif Author and researcher of children's literature

A hero who empty-handedly and round-the-clock efforts built the Farhang elementary school for the Afghan immigrant children to help their education. He has repeatedly sent books and children’s magazines to libraries in rural Afghanistan to promote reading. 

Sayyed Reza MohammadiWriter, journalist, poet and researcher Former President of the Writers' Association of Afghanistan Editor-in-Chief of Simorgh Magazine in London Cambridge University Poetry Judge

It is not just an ordinary school, it’s more like a cultural association.

Roshana JahngirfamEnglish language expert, journalist Instructor and active in the field of child education, former volunteer colleagues

He talks about his effort to make a happier world wherein the children are well-educated

Clips

Kidtalks Documentary

May 2015

Celebration for our new lavatory; The Gate of Heaven

  1397-12-15. Today we had a celebration because after many years our school finally got a second lavatory. For all...

Sound of Sparrows (Chiew Chiew)

Chiew Chiew (sound of sparrows) in the poem of Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi

Reading Shahname

first grade in Farhang school

Projects

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All boys school 

  April 21, 2013 This year, the vice-principal, could not attend school.  As a result,...

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Baktash

During the second break, I was visiting the first-year students of the elementary school when...

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Shoes, Sprouts, Collared Doves, and Life

Today, I went to school directly; most of children’s shoes had sprouted.  However, only the grass...

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Green Footsteps:

  It was two years ago that Musavi proposed that we grow seeds in our...

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Diary

30 Apr 2020- It was decided to give every student a hygiene pack as well...

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