Empowering Disadvantaged Young Women In Iran


Zahra Ashrafi finishes 2nd fastest woman – Next stop Tehran.


Zahra Ashrafi has just successfully completed a 100K herculean feat to raise funds and awareness for OMID.  On her red jacket she wore the names and messages of her donors in Persian calligraphy created by her friend Dr. Vahid Behravan, as she ran... Read More →

Forget the Tooth Fairy – Meet The Angel from Washington!

Dr Mitra Fard

  Mitra Fard is a Washington DC area dentist, with a history of working with OMID’s Washington DC chapter. She has travelled the world offering free dentistry to marginalized communities.Late last year she put together an amazing plan to tackle... Read More →

OMID celebrates Yalda as part of a “Fun Day”


The second OMID Fun Day took place on December 19,  2016, coinciding with some other festive events at our center in Tehran: Yalda (the Winter Solstice), as well as a birthday party for those born in the Fall. In this Fun Day  girls and staff got... Read More →

Team OMID are going all the way to Wembley


       On 12th March 2017 a team of Iranian professionals, living and working between London and Tehran, will take part in the North London Half-Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the OMID’s  higher education appeal. This unique... Read More →

OMID girl wins Marrakech International Film Festival Award

Fereshtev Hosseini award

  Fereshteh Hossaini, a former OMID girl, has just won a major award in the Marrakech International  Film Festival, in Morocco. Fereshteh won the Best Performance by an Actress award for playing in ‘Parting’ directed by Navid Mahmoudi, a joint... Read More →

Recap: Vancouver Awareness Event


Our first ever event in Vancouver took place on November 2, 2016 at the beautiful residence of Nader and Mana Mobargha. We are very much indebted to them for allowing our guests and us into their home. OMID’s founder Marjaneh Halati used this occasion... Read More →

Recap: 3rd Annual Bay Area Fundraising Event


On Saturday, November 5th we gathered with over 250 people from our community to support and celebrate the Omid Foundation with our 3rd Annual “Evening of Hope.” Our event was MC’d by Bay Area Committee leads, Shiela Rahimian and Roya... Read More →

Recap: Los Angeles Annual Event


  On November 10, 2016, OMID Foundation gave its yearly fundraiser in LA, at a private residence, with an informative and truly inspirational speech by founder Marjaneh Halati, giving the supporters a window into the deep struggles and amazing achievements... Read More →

RECAP: 6th Annual Foundation Gala in Washington DC


  The OMID DC Leadership Group successfully held its annual Foundation Gala on October 21. Featuring the keynote address of OMID Founder Marjaneh Halati, approximately 450 guests learned about the nonprofit’s history and current programs used... Read More →

RECAP: 3rd Annual Toronto Fundraising Event


OMID Canada Foundation organized a very successful  Evening of Hope at York Mills Gallery in Toronto on the evening of Sunday 23rd October. Yasamin Dadashi started the evening off with a welcome and introduction to OMID and its Founder and President,... Read More →

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