Persia Education Foundation is proud to announce its Kid to Kid Campaign donation in conjunction with London’s Rustam School in aid of Grenfell Tower survivors.
Launched in 2017, the annual Kid to Kid Campaign is aimed at children of Iranian, Afghan and Tajik origins living in London, UK. The campaign is designed to “help encourage and educate children about the importance of empathy, diversity and community service,” said Tahirih Danesh, the Executive Director of Persia.
In response, a number of community schools in London held fundraising activities and donated sums collected by students, teachers and parents. One of the most established community schools in London, Rustam, held a day long fundraising comprised of football tournament, face painting, games, and food sale in support of the inaugural Kid to Kid campaign.
Established by Mrs Shahla Taheri White more than 35 years ago, Rustam works with a wide range of individuals and institutions to enrich the lives of those interested in Iranian culture living in London. According to a statement by Mrs. Taheri, “we at Rustam school believe that by helping those interested in learning about Persian language and culture, they will be able to enrich their present, embrace their past and enhance their future.”
Part of the funds raised for Kid to Kid by Rustam school was jointly donated to survivors of Grenfell Tower fire as a gift from British-Iranian children.
Persia will launch the next Kid to Kid campaign on the festival of winter solstice or Shab-e Yalda in December. All children of Iranian, Afghan and Tajik origins and their parents and teachers are invited to join this unique campaign and play their part in improving their own lives and the lives of their communities.