Do you want to do something different?
Want to make a real difference to the lives of young women in Iran?
The OMID Angels Program was made for people like you.
The OMID Angels program takes young people (aged 16 to 25) from North America and Europe to our centers in Tehran which works with vulnerable young women. During the 2 week program you’ll immerse yourself in the day-to-day life at the OMID center. You will be able to work with the young women, hear their stories and then you will go back and be part of a group of young people which helps change their lives through fundraising to help us fund our programs.
The trip will change you and the way you see the world. You will take your passion and experiences back home, become future fundraising ambassadors for the charity and educate a new generation of young people that they are members of a global international community, and that they should care about something more important than the day-to-day details of their personal lives.
Iman, a past OMID Angel said:
“I thought I would be coming to try and help the girls, and teach them about life in America. Instead, they taught me a lot about life, optimism, and the will to go on. I want to thank all of you for making my experience at OMID the best ever and I can’t wait to do more.”
Sisters Yasse and Ladan from the UK also described their gratitude for an unforgettable experience.
” …. thank you for hosting us for the past two weeks in this brilliant establishment, which was truly an unforgettable and eye opening experience. Everyday, Ladan and I both woke up, eager and excited to start our day there, and are so impressed by everyone and all the work that goes into making these girls’ lives happier and more hopeful for a better future. Everyone’s enthusiasm and positive energy was contagious; from the cooks to the staff, and especially the girls themselves, who endlessly inspired us. We hope to continue this positive relationship with the foundation from here on out.”
The first impressions of Tiina, an OMID Angel from Finland were soon changed when she visited our center in Tehran.
“Instead of finding angry, indifferent youngsters, I met amazing girls who seemed eager to learn, participate and speak out their minds. Given the self confidence the most girls have I would have never thought they had suffered from any disadvantages if I didn’t knew this beforehand. Probably a great motive for the girls’ active attendance belongs to the OMID program, which seems to build on the supportive and participative practices in every aspect of the education.”
Sheema Shabahang set out her aims before her trip.
“My goal as an OMID Angel is to listen to their stories and spread their message of fortitude to those in need of an inspiration and to those who take their privileges for granted. Hopefully, their experiences will motivate others in similar situations to make a positive change in their lives.”
Here’s Sheema’s video recorded after her visit.
You can also find out more about the OMID Angel Program by watching this video about OMID Angels.