Yarra Foundation Newsletter 2014-15 Financial Year(Q3-4)
(A 100% Not for Profit & Voluntary Charity NGO)
Refugee children's school (Jooyandegan Danesh) - Yarra Foundation pays tuition fees of 50 students.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on 29 April 2015 issued a permission for Yarra Foundation to transfer unlimited amount of money to Iran (for two years) and continue funding educational projects. Yarra Foundation has to report financial status to DFAT after each transaction.
Despite the suspension of funding activities, we worked hard in Australia and Iran to raise money, and to find disadvantaged children in need of money.
The results of these efforts are reflected in this newsletter.
Annual General Meeting
Yarra foundation held its first Annual General Meeting on May, 17th 2015. President Shohre Mansouri and Finance manager Aida Ghalebeigipresented history of the charity, budget allocation, financial report and plan for 2015-2016.
One of the main business of the AGM is to elect Committee Members. 12 members re-elected and 3 new joined. Meet the executive teamhere. Ebrahim Samadi and Nasibeh Mousavi were also elected as Yarra auditors for 2015-2016 financial years.
The annual Yarra Foundation Membership fee was decided to be $6 monthly ($72 annually) and will be effective for the period 1st July 2015 to 30th Jun 2016.
YarraParties! YarraParties are private events that Yarra supporters hold and raise fund for one of the proposed projects. We are so grateful of those kindhearted people who organised and hosted fundraising parties for Yarra at Melbourne and Sydney. Around $10,000 raised from Yarra parties this F.Y. You can also contact us and choose the project that you would like to support. Organise a party of any sort and fundraise for Yarra.
Find events stories from our Facebook page. (January, March, April, May)
Birthday Gifts Perhaps the most encouraging donations received this year were birthday gifts. Compassionate supporters asked their friends and families to donate to Yarra Foundation instead of bringing gifts to the birthday parties. Generously $2,345 has been raised and more importantly the words and the idea spread around the communities. Thank you.
Nowruz (Iranian new year) Nowruz is celebrated by people from diverse ethnic communities and religious backgrounds for thousands of years. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants and is enjoyed by people of several different faiths. (wikipedia.org/wiki/Nowruz) Yarra Foundation presented itself in New Year celebrations and collected Eidi (Nowruz Present) for disadvantaged children of Iran.
Many thanks to 'Australian-Iranian Society of Victoria'and 'Iranian Bushwalkers in Victoria' which warmly welcomed Yarra Foundation in their new year events.
Team of volunteers at one of Nowruz events (13-bedar) held by AISOV (April 2015)
Financial year at a glance ...
Raised and Spent Funds
* Commitments include the projects which approved before the end of this FY and will be funded early next FY.
*Netherland fundraising event hosted by VVAO reflected at our previous newsletter, see the event details here.
List of the projects funded at Q3-4
So far, Yarra Foundation; Have reached 27 regions in Iran,
worked with 9 trusted charities,
helped 36 schools,
and supported 4652 students.
This all happened with your support. Keep up the good work.
Distribution of Fund by Location
Q3-4 2014-15 FY
Distribution of Fund by Project Type
Financial Year 2014-15
Geographical Distribution Map
We try to reach disadvantaged children throughout many different regions of Iran.
Check out how we have done so far... Click here.
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