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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

The Booth of Taak Publication and Afghanistan Children’s Home The 31st Tehran International Book Exhibition The East U Hall, Section...

4 November 2013 Ms. Bakhtiari came to school today to do her university project. What she wants to do will...

Velayat Park

A good day in Velayat Park What your name? Khadijeh, Rabi, Zahra What do you want to do in your...

Najmeh Yaqubi

Students saying goodbye to Ms. assistant principal- Written by Najmeh Yaghubi Today was the last day of school and what...

غلام

Slippers- Written by Najmeh Yaqubi 11 May 2019 Gholam has forgotten to wear his shoes today. he has come with...

iBbY-iRead

Nominated for the IBBY-iRead Award

The little praying hands competition
book fair
first grade and preschool girls
The Popo
Bird Garden
New Number of the magazine
first grade and preschool girls
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Teachers2003
magazine
celebration
teachersmeeting
Mr.Musavi
Teachersoffice
student
farhangschoolo2001
farhang-schoolclass
farhang-school
farhangschool
meeting
workshop
Nader Musavi
milk
Library
farhang-schoolclass
meeting
farhangschoolo2001
farhang-school
farhang-school
self governing school
Nader Musavi
egg
farhang school
nader musavi
jamshidie park
theatre
theatre
celebration- Iran- Afghanistan
painting
world play day
world play day
world play day
world play day
world play day
world play day
our student
our students
painting
writing
book fair
bookfair2019
classroom
letter competition
letter writing
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The judgement day bridge of a refugee!
Reading Fanatic
Panadigh(The flower buds)
The Popo (pigeon)_s grandchildren-2
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There is a lot of hope after despair
Panadigh(The flower buds)
International peace and friendship day
Teachers2003
mag
painting exhibition3
Yalda night celebration (1)
teachersmeeting
Mr.Musavi
Teachersoffice
students
students
student
farhangschoolo2001
farhang-schoolclass
farhang-school
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meeting
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Shawls and hats-2
Infancy!
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egg
pigeons
nader childhood
bell1
The school wall and International Women's Day sign
Doll making and Directing
بوستان سنگی جمشیدیه
The New Juliet play-1
The New Juliet play-2
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Celebrating communion and empathy
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world play day
world play day
world play day
world play day
Nader Musavi
world play day
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Girls of the Sun (3)
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Rainbow-of-Friendship-1
painting
Shoes, Sprouts, Collared Doves, and Life
hands life
hands life
sisterly
The heart of Iran is the heart of Afghanistan-1
writings
international book fair
bookfair19
bookfair2019
classroom
little-hands
The little praying hands
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The judgement day bridge of a refugee!
Reading Fanatic
Panadigh(The flower buds)
The Popo (pigeon)_s grandchildren-2
After_the_Museum_of_Ancient_Iran,_we_went_to_the_Bird_Garden_8
There is a lot of hope after despair
Panadigh(The flower buds)
International peace and friendship day
Teachers2003
mag
painting exhibition3
Yalda night celebration (1)
teachersmeeting
Mr.Musavi
Teachersoffice
students
students
student
farhangschoolo2001
farhang-schoolclass
farhang-school
farhangschool
meeting
Dramatic-Arts-workshop-Read-with-Me-in-Tehran-Winter-2019-495x394
Shawls and hats-2
Infancy!
Farhang-Library-Read-with-Me-in-Tehran-Winter-2019-495x400
Read-with-Me-workshops-Read-with-Me-in-Tehran-Winter-2019-495x400
d-6
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farhang-schoolclass
meeting
farhangschoolo2001
farhang-school
farhangschool
farhangschool
self governing school
self governing school
nader-kodaki2
egg
pigeons
nader childhood
bell1
The school wall and International Women's Day sign
Doll making and Directing
بوستان سنگی جمشیدیه
The New Juliet play-1
The New Juliet play-2
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photo_2020-07-30_11-07-24
Celebrating communion and empathy
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paint
world play day
world play day
world play day
world play day
Nader Musavi
world play day
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Girls of the Sun (3)
Plant-the-tree-of-friendship-that-gives-fruit-to-the-heart’s-desire
Rainbow-of-Friendship-1
painting
Shoes, Sprouts, Collared Doves, and Life
hands life
hands life
sisterly
The heart of Iran is the heart of Afghanistan-1
writings
international book fair
bookfair19
bookfair2019
classroom
little-hands
The little praying hands
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testimonials

Reza Adib
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.

AYDM(KCIS)Keep Children In School Foundation (KCIS)

Mr. Musavi has been an advocate fo students and a pioneer in the field in education, speaking up for students whose voices were not being heard.

Homa Hoodfar
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.

SeyedReza Mohammadi
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.

Mojgan Nazari
Mojgan NazariExecutive 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.

Majid Ahmadinia
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

Seyyed Zia Qasemi
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.

SeyedReza Mohammadi
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. 

Rah-e- Madanyat
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. 

Dr Hossein Soukhtanlou
Dr Hossein SoukhtanlouEducation expert at UNICEF
Education expert at UNICEF

Nader cannot be fooled! While ordinary people might pass disadvantaged kids by, Nader is like a Seeker; and like those Seekers discovering unseen cosmic energies, he discovers these kids and can make and shape them.

Clips

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I wish there was water

Written by Guli Qasemi (former student of Farhang school)- 27 July 2021 I wish there was water I wish there...

Snake Shark
Snake Shark

Snake Shark- Written by Nader Musavi- 10 July 2021 Fatemeh is one of the sweetest and most diligent students of...

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Book club in Farhang school

Book club July 2021 These days, since the exams are over, the children have time to read and come to...

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The reader boy

The reader boy- Mojgan Nazari (Executive Deputy Of Farhang School)- 9 July 2021 He was at grade one last year;...

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Smile!

Smile! 😁- Written by Nader Musavi- 4 July 2021 Since last February, we've organised online book reading clubs for each...

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Book Reading in Farhang school

Book Reading in Farhang school Mohammad Moslem Rahimi Third Grader Student of Farhang school "We'll sing once again Beautiful is...

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Little Memol!

Little Memol!- Written by Nader Musavi- 26 June 2021 One of the advantages or disadvantages of being an immigrant is...

Hasti Barati
Book Club in Farhang school | Reading Books

Book Club in Farhang school | Reading Books Hasti Barati second Grader Student of Farhang school June 2021

Arman karimi
Book Club in Farhang school | Reading Books

Book Club in Farhang school | Reading Books Arman Karimi second grader Student of Farhang school June 2021

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Final Exams

Final Exams Of The Academic Year 2020-2021 Farhang School

A piece of paradise

A piece of paradise Wherever children are happy Laughing and learning It is definitely a piece of paradise.

The prophet used to greet the children, first.
The prophet used to greet the children, first

The prophet used to greet the children, first- Written by Guli Qasemi (former student of Farhang school)- 18 May 2021...

The world is founded on love ♥ ️

The world is founded on love ♥ ️

Farhang School Anthem

Farhang School Anthem Come, let us sing together Rhyme the words of fellowship Above our home’s clouds and sky Spread...

Second Grade

Second Grade Online Class, Attendance Class, Farhang School, February 2021

Projects

The story of the self-governing schools is not just about me, it is about the tears and smiles of thousands of Afghan refugee children. It is a story about how the Iranian public schools closed their doors to thousands of refugee children and how hundreds of homes became schools for refugee students.
The story 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. Self-governing schools are the old story of lanterns in the darkest days for many Afghan refugee children both in the past and present. A story that began about thirty years ago and still continues today.
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A Letter to the Taliban

compiled by Nader Musavi In the winter of 2006, I held a correspondence competition on...

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Envelopes of Kindness

Envelopes of Kindness- Written by Nader Musavi Primary school office 21 July 2006 In the...

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Written on Cloth

28-05-2012: In the past years children wrote some memorable notes and put their handprint on...

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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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Daughters of the Sun

Daughters of the Sun- Written by Nader Musavi- Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Fortunately, the area...