Charity to build 120 schools in deprived areas

April 21, 2020 - 23:21

TEHRAN – Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated to the Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam also known as Setad-e Ejraiy-e Farman-e Hazrat-e Emam, will build 120 schools in deprived areas across the country in the current Iranian calendar year (began March 21), ISNA reported on Tuesday.

“We scheduled to construct 120 schools consisting of 700 classrooms in underprivileged areas,” Mohammad Mahjouri, deputy director of the foundation, said.

With the construction of these 120 schools this year, the number of schools built and completed by the Barakat foundation in deprived areas of the country will reach 1,230 schools with 6,800 classrooms, he explained.

Referring to the allocation of 9.5 billion rials (around $226 million) for the construction of Barakat schools, he added that “The foundation is committed to building 1,770 schools in deprived and less privileged areas of the country. With the full operation of this number of schools, 205,000 students will gain access to education.”

According to Mahjouri, the schools have so far covered 2,600 villages in 31 provinces.

These schools are built in deprived areas identified by the Ministry of Education and the school renovation organization and in accordance with educational, technical and infrastructural standards, he concluded.

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