Street & Working Children in Iran

On May 11, 2008, Mother’s Day, Children of Persia held an educational event at George Mason University near Washington DC [photos]. The event, Street and Working Children in Iran, was attended by over 300 mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, and grandparents, concerned about the plight of the tens of thousands of children working and living on the streets in Iran. Katayoon Shaya, Children of Persia’s president, welcomed the audience to an afternoon of lectures and documentary films presented by Children of Persia’s interns. The interns, Ramin Ostadhosseini, Daniel Youseff Tehrani, Mina Tehrani and Pouya Gharehdaghi spoke on their experiences meeting, working with and developing relationships with many of these “invisible” children at one of the view establishments in Iran, operated by a non-governmental organization, assistin g these children. Pouya also introduced his documentary film about the children which has been produced by Kaveh Rezaei, The Neglected World“. In addition to the information provided, the audience was treated to a musical performance by SAMA Junior, under the direction of Dr. Ali Analoui, dance performances by the Persia Cultural House, under the direction of Elaheh Amiri, and a moving rendition of John Lennon’s Imagine performed by Denna Ameen who was accompanied by Payam Youseffi on piano. For more information, please visit


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