SFSC in Iran
The Race Equality Foundation has been working for the last 12 months with London based Iranian facilitators and the Charity Iran's Children to establish the Strenghtening Families Strengthening Communities Programme in Iran.
The first stage of this work has seen two facilitators travel to Iran to deliver SFSC programmes. In the first nine months the chairity had seen 64 individuals receive certificates for completion of programmes in Tehran and 96 receive certificates in Karaj. Many of these participants were employees of a range of NGOs and from Social Services and Education Ministries, whilst also being parents themselves in most cases. This has allowed them to effect change in their own families and communites as well as communicate the messages of the SFSC programme widely. A number of them are also hoping to train as facilitators.
The second stage of this work will see facilitators being trained in Iran and in the UK for more extensive programme delivery in Iran. Iran's Chidlren's Charity are recipients of the SFSC international Bursury Award and sent some individuals for training in London in summer 2017. In August 2017, 12 individual from Iran travelled to Dubai for the one week Facilitator Training Programme. This was supported by the Iran’s Children Charity’s who have been collaborating with the Race Equality Foundation to ensure the success of the SFSC programme in Iran. The new SFSC facilitators are now implementing the next phase of this work by undertaking their first round of work placement delivery to 150 parents in Iran. The 12 facilitators will be running six SFSC programmes for parents during the next few months. ICC and REF are continuing to work closely together to ensure local practitioners are supported and the SFSC programme is deployed to families in Iran.
Further information on the Iran Children's Charity can be found here http://www.iran-children-charity.org/
If you wish to find out more about the SFSC International Bursury, please contact Leandra Box.