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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
first Grader students

Alphabet Celebration, Celebrate becoming literate at Farhang school May 2022

farhang school

Animation Time in Farhang School at library 20 June 2022

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Iranian Association of Writers for children and youth(Nevisak) nominees for the Alma 2023 14 June 2022 Iranian Association of Writers...

alma

Nominees of Children's Book Council for Astrid Lindgren Memorial award(Alma) in 2023 2 June 2022 The nominees of Children's Book...

our students

Nazanin- Written by Nader Musavi- 11 June 2022 I was in the office watching the children, when I saw her...

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
farhang school
Teachers2003
magazine
celebration
teachersmeeting
Mr.Musavi
Teachersoffice
student
farhangschoolo2001
farhang-schoolclass
farhang-school
farhangschool
meeting
workshop
Nader Musavi
milk
Library
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meeting
farhangschoolo2001
farhang-school
farhang-school
self governing school
Nader Musavi
egg
farhang school
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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
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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
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meeting
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Shawls and hats-2
Infancy!
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egg
pigeons
nader childhood
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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
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world play day
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Girls of the Sun (3)
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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
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farhang-schoolclass
meeting
farhangschoolo2001
farhang-school
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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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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)
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

farhang school
Animation Time in Farhang School at library

Animation Time in Farhang School at library 20 June 2022

Astrid lindgren Award Alma
Nader Musavi Candidate of Astrid Lindgren Award (Alma) 2023

Nader Musavi Candidate of Astrid Lindgren Award (Alma) 2023

first Grader students
Alphabet Celebration in Farhang School of First Grader Students

Alphabet Celebration, Celebrate becoming literate at Farhang school May 2022

farhang school
The Ruby of Badakhshan

The Ruby of Badakhshan- Written by Nader Musavi- 22 April 2022 I was coming down the bridge when I saw a...

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Book Reading Workshop in Farhang School

Book Reading Workshop in Farhang School Elmer Feb 2022

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Red, yellow and brown

Red, yellow and brown- Written by Nader Musavi- 30 Mar 2022 I have not felt well since last night and...

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School Library

School Library- Written by Nader Musavi- 29 Mar 2022 Yalda, Sajjad, Ameneh, and Medina Amiri are the studious siblings in...

photography class
Mobile Photography Workshop in Farhang School

Mobile Photography Workshop in Farhang School 28 Mar 2022

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Fatemeh Book lover student of Farhang School

Fatemeh Book lover student of Farhang School- Written by Nader Musavi- 26 Mar 2022 Fatemeh, the studious girl of the...

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Nowruz celebration at Farhang School 

Nowruz celebration at Farhang School Happy Nowruz 1401 19 Mar 2022

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“where are my shoes?

"where are my shoes? Who was the one called my name- Sohrab!? He sounds familiar to me. Like the breath...

celebration
First graders’ colored eggs

First graders' colored eggs- Written by Nader Musavi- 13 Mar 2022 Since Saturday morning till Tuesday evening, we were celebrating...

teacher workshop
Thursdays in Farhang

 Thursdays in Farhang- Written by Nader Musavi- March 3 2022 Every Thursday in the school library we hold workshop...

Alef (A sound in Persian) like Ab (Water), like Aftab (The sun)
Alef (A sound in Persian) like Ab (Water), like Aftab (The sun)

Alef (A sound in Persian) like Ab (Water), like Aftab (The sun)- 15 February 2022 This is the colorful building...

Zohre Hashemi
First grade’s Online and in-person class

First grade's Online and in-person class Jan 2022

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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Hello the Taliban!

Hello the Taliban!- Written by Nader Musavi- Friday, February 13, 2009 I read the news...

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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,...