Yarra Foundation

Warm clothes for students in North-East of Iran

Have you ever studied in a freezing classroom? Is it easy to learn when the cold weather makes it impossible to hold a pen? How about if you are down with the flu?

These are the conditions that students living in the villages of Ortkand, Barde, Baghkand and Abkame face for at least a third of their academic year.

The villages are located at the north-east corner of Iran and are about 20km from the border of Turkmanistan. It is a relatively dry area at a high altitude. Covering a significant proportion of the academic year (October to May), winter starts in November and goes through to late March. There is snow and the temperature drops below zero degrees centigrade.

Our project aims to keep students warm!

As we got notified of the situation with these students studying in four remote villages in North Khorasan, Iran. This part of Iran is dry and mountainous. As a result, it has harsh and freezing winters, starting from early October. Warming the schools properly is not something that locals can afford. Most of these kids’ families also had difficulties with providing warm clothes to their children. A total of 91 students had to tolerate cold weather in their classrooms.

With your support and help, Yarra Foundation purchased 91 warm uniforms and delivered them in person to each student.