Persia Educational Foundation is a non-governmental UK-registered charity.

Persia provides educational support to Iranians worldwide who have an ambition to give back to their communities through the pursuit of public service.

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  • Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship Celebrates a Milestone with Latest Scholar

    Persia Educational Foundation is proud to announce the fifth recipient of its Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship for Women in STEM at University College London. The UK-based charity established this unique scholarship to continue the legacy of Professor Mirzakhani, one of the younger accomplished Iranian women, whose life was dedicated to breaking new grounds. This year, the […]

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  • Following Formal Launch of Scholarship, Persia Educational Foundation Welcomes 2022 With A Call for Applicants

    To honour the life of one of its founders, Persia Educational Foundation formally launched the Abdolreza Ansari Scholarship on Human Rights Day, marking the first anniversary of his passing. The webinar included distinguished panellists including well-known journalist, Amir Taheri, Persia Trustee, Nazenin Ansari, neuroscientist and human rights advocate, Mahmood Amiri-Moghaddam, and award-winning Oxford student, Sam […]

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Future Events

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Scholarship FundMaryam Mirzakhani (for women in STEM)

In honour of the late award-winning Stanford mathematician, Maryam Mirzakhani (May 1977-July 2017), Persia Educational Foundation has established the Persia Mirzakhani Scholarship for Women. Professor Mirzakhani was the first woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics. The scholarship is designed to support education of Iranian descent women of any age or citizenship enrolled in a Master of Science or final year of a Doctorate programme studying STEM at the prestigious University College London.

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Scholarship FundAbdolreza Ansari Memorial Scholarship

In honour of one of Persia Educational Foundation’s founding trustees, the foundation is pleased to introduce and accept donations for the Abdolreza Ansari Scholarship. Following a life dedicated to public service and philanthropy, Mr Ansari passed away on 10 December 2020. It was Mr Ansari’s fervent belief that investing in youth education would further global prosperity. This philosophy and his illustrious career inspired the establishment of the Persia Educational Foundation, to support and empower Iranian youth and young professionals.

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SupportWristband Campaign

The Persia wristband campaign is designed to support a unique scholarship fund. This fund is used to award scholarships to students between the ages of 11 to 15, who are interested and involved in character or civic education at their school or in their community. Its motto ‘Education is a Girl’s Best Friend’ is designed to highlight the importance of education for all, in particular girls who bear the potential of becoming mothers, the first educators of the next generation.

DonateGifting In Your Will

As part of this effort, Persia is launching its gifting program. Gifting in wills is the perfect way to advance education among younger Iranians and advance both the Iranian community and the greater society here in the UK and beyond. The monies left in wills to Persia Educational Foundation will go towards offering scholarships to deserving students selected by our independent academic panel of experts.

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Exhibitions and Presentations

  • Joint Event Highlights Women’s Role in Iran

    ICAVI, Persia Educational Foundation and Kayhan London host joint event celebrating International Women’s Day and the work of UNSR, Asma Jahnagir Highlighting women’s dedication to the cause of equality in Iran, London-based organisations, the International Coalition Against Violence in Iran, Kayhan Life, and Persia Educational Foundation; join efforts on Saturday, 3 March 2018. As Iranian women […]

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  • The London Children’s Book Fair at Parasol unit

    Introduction Parasol unit is hosting the second edition of The London Children’s Book Fair on 15 and 16 December 2017. Open to all from toddlers to teens and families, this year’s edition focuses on storytelling. Everyone has a special story to tell. Why promote literacy? Parasol unit is located in the London Borough of Hackney, […]

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  • Small Media: Wasted Youth

    On Tuesday, 10 October 2017 Small Media and Persia Educational Foundation hosted an event at University College London to mark the International Day of the Girl Child. The event served as the launch of a new Small Media report entitled Wasted Youth: Children’s Rights in Iran. This timely report identifies a number of areas in which Iran […]

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Thank youOur Sponsors

In addition to anonymous donors, the following have generously supported our initiatives as well as joint efforts: