August 2015- “Golestan Spreads it’s Wings” Event
On august 22, Golestan Education held an event celebrating the work of the Golestan’s Colab. It was a lovely evening with live music, a fun auction, delicious foods and Golestan’s wonderful friends and community.
Maz Jobrani was the event MC and made the evening extra special and fun!!!
May 2015- IAAB Persian Language Educator’s Symposium
This year Golestan had the honor to host the second IAAB Persian Language Educators’ Symposium. Over fifty educators from around the country (and one from Canada) gathered to collaborate and share best practices.
The ED of Golestan /Colab, Yalda Modabber held two workshop; one workshop shared best practices for teacher training and another workshop focused on hands-on methods for teaching language. Below is a photo of the second workshop:
We ended our day with a garden party hosted by Golestan Colab and IAAB :
Yalda and Colab members:( from left to right) Bahar Kids (Irvine), Ferdows Kids ( Toronto) , Boostan Kids ( San Mateo)
January 2015- Updated Photos from Nepal!
November 2014- Colab team in Nepal
Here are some photos of our team in Nepal, where we are helping another NGO, Sunsar Maya, set up an after school program using our model for orphaned children. Check back soon for updates!
After coming “home” from school the children spend all their time in this room. As you can see there is nothing here for the children to play with or read; No engaging activities, no constructive mental or physical stimulation, sadly only a TV.