Donya Children Research Institute IRAN

Donya Children Research Institute IRAN

Rasing children with peace right from the beginning.

Nothing has changed in the contemporary Iran: thankfully, children are still children and childhood, as always, is their greatest treasure. This is what the non-governmental organization of Donya Children Research Institute takes care of. It was established in Teheran in 1994. Its activity is based on the assumption that the most important element of a real childhood is bringing up the youngest ones in peace, without any wars or political misunderstandings. The group’s leader, Narjes Rafieijou adds that the peace itself, agreement with the surrounding world, lead to a real acceptance of one’s self. An example of a project of the association’s activists is gathering childhood attributes – toys, books, stories and games from different periods of Iran’s history. This action proves that the Persian culture has been oriented to the love of peace for ages. This group of children is very determined to show to their countrymen that even while living in a state, which is torn internally and at variance with the West, one may cast off all hatred, which poisons everyday life. Brave Kids’ audience will again be able to see how rich the Persian culture is – performance of this group of six people from Iran is a mosaic of ethnic dance, parts of ancient Iranian art, enchanting musical rhythms and some children stories.