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Iran Holds Painting Contest for Kids Quarantined at Home

Iran Holds Painting Contest for Kids Quarantined at Home

Tehran’s Golestan Gallery has held a painting competition for children during the days of COVID-19  lockdown.
Storytelling Helps Children Overcome Fear of Coronavirus

Storytelling Helps Children Overcome Fear of Coronavirus

An official with Iran’s Institute for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults has advised the parents to read stories to their children as an effective way to dispel their fears of the novel coronavirus pandemic and build their hopes up for the bright days.
Has Iran Censored Tsarist Russia’s Atrocities from School Textbooks

Has Iran Censored Tsarist Russia’s Atrocities from School Textbooks?

An Iranian educational official has dismissed the controversy over the omission of certain texts about the crimes committed by the Russian Empire from the Iranian school-books, denying reports about deliberate distortion of the history.

Education Minister Makes Surprise Visit to Christian School in Tehran

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Minister of Education Mohsen Haji-Mirzaei has paid a surprise visit to a girls’ school for Christian students in Tehran.

Iranian Cleric Promoting Book-Reading among Children in Deprived Areas

An Iranian cleric has gained reputation for running cultural activities in remote rural areas of Western Iran, promoting book-reading among children.
Charity Worker Helps Wishes of 453 Cancer Kids Come True

Charity Worker Helps Wishes of 453 Cancer Kids Come True

An Iranian charity worker has dedicated her life to children with cancer to change the colour of their world.
Evaz Recognized as First Child-Friendly Town of Iran

Evaz Recognized as First Child-Friendly Town of Iran

An Iranian town has been designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a safe town for children.
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Tehran Working to End Use of Children for Scavenging

Tehran Mayor has urged all Tehran citizens to inform the municipality if they see any street children being used for scavenging.
Zarif Urges EU to Save Iranian Kids with EB Instead of Threats

Zarif Urges EU to Save Iranian Kids with EB Instead of Threats

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged European countries, Sweden in particular, to allow the sale of wound dressings to Iranian kids suffering from the epidermolysis bullosa (EB) instead of making threats against Iran.

Iranian Illustrator Wins Top Award at BIB 2019

A book titled “The Boxer” written and illustrated by Hassan Mousavi has won the first prize at the 27th Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava (BIB) 2019 in Slovakia.