Virtual Tour of the Dr. Mehdi Saifi Foundation Offices

Have a look inside the offices of the Dr. Mehdi Saifi Foundation with our virtual tour…

As the kids arrive the first thing they see is the logo on the door. An adult’s hand holding a child’s hand.

Once you enter the office, on the left, there are a number of pictures of Dr. Mehdi Saifi.  He was a successful surgeon and mostly an amazing humanitarian that always said we are all equal as God’s children. 

There are a number of offices for meetings and counseling as you see on the left. The large conference room with the circular conference table is where the kids meet with our team and where their group therapy sessions are held.  The table was intentionally customized as a circle so there will be no one sitting at the head of the table, as we are all equal.

All spaces are open and inviting. However, to the far right there is a more private space for private tutoring and studying.  Since the mission of the organization is to produce self reliant, educated individuals, there is a lot of emphasis on education.

The last room is the Director’s office. The Director, with a degree in psychology, assures that this room has an open door policy in order to assist with building each child’s confidence. The kids know they can approach the Director with any question, comment or concern.

Private lessons possible thanks to your contributions

Every child at the foundation receives both emotional counseling and private tutoring on a weekly basis as needed.  Pictured is one of our kids taking a private lesson to assist him with the difficulty he has been experiencing in his English class.


Persian New Year Celebration

Three Thousand Years of Tradition!

This photo shows the children and their Moms gathered around the table to celebrate the Persian New Year. The table is always set up with seven items starting with the Persian letter “S”. The setting always includes gold fish, a display of green grass, candles, a mirror, garlic, sumac, a coin and a few other traditional items.

“Nowruz”, which means “new day” in Persian, has been celebrated for more than 3,000 years, and traditionally begins the very moment that the sun crosses the equator on the vernal equinox. The holiday has roots in the ancient Zoroastrian religion and marks the first day of the official Persian calendar.

This year, spring and the Persian New Year started at 3:08 pm on March 20th.

Mehdi Saifi Foundation Website Progress

The Mehdi Saifi Foundation will be updating our website in order to provide the latest information, including our mission progress and exciting news related to the program.

We may create a mailing list as well.

Watch for developments!