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Child workers’ paintings on display to raise funds for renovation of educational center
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_12_rm01.jpgTEHRAN – An exhibition of paintings by a group of child laborers opened at Tehran’s Mehrva Gallery on Friday to raise funds for the renovation and expansion of Mehr House, a charity center which provides educational courses for child workers and children deprived of education.
Entitled “Thursdays of Darvazeghar”, paintings by 60 child workers were put on sale at the exhibit.
The child workers did the paintings during a course held at the Mehr House. Shirin Mellat-Gohar, and Ghazal and Ghazaleh Bahraii were the teachers of the children. 
The house is located in Darvazeghar, a poor neighborhood in south Tehran where most of the child workers are struggling for survival.
The exhibit runs until June 2 at the gallery, which can be found at 38 Azodi St., off Karimkhan Ave.

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