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Omid-e-Mehr girls visiting Khojir National Park
Omid-e-Mehr girls visiting Khojir National Park

Omid-e-Mehr foundation was established in 2003 by Ms. Marjaneh Halati and has started its activities since 2004. The foundation aims to help emotionally and psychologically damaged young girls in Iran. Having suffered from neglect and disadvantage, Omid-e-Mehr tries to help these girle integrate into the society by organizing professional and art courses for them. Lately, the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation has been organizing workshops for these girls giving an introduction to Iran’s nature and wildlife and its values. These workshops are assumed to raise the girls’ interest towards environmental subjects. Also, contact with the nature is believed to have a positive impact on the girls’ morale.
Five sessions have taken place until now. The first two sessions of these workshops were held in Omid-e-Mehr’s premises, organized likes classes. But the next three sessions were one-day trips during which the girls visited Khojir National Park near Tehran. During their visit, the girls could enjoy from Mr. Rajab-Ali Kargar’s-Khojir National Park’s former chief- speeches and guidance. Mr. Kargar talked about the importance of national parks, the responsibilities and roles of the environmental guards, the geographical situation of the zone, its history and its flora and fauna. The girls were also lucky to see wildlife such as female Urial mouflons and their lambs, and also a few species of birds which excited them greatly. This collaboration between the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation and Omid-e-Mehr is still on track.

 

Omid-e-Mehr girls

Omid-e-Mehr girls