In 2012, through its partnership with Gift of Life International, Nowruz Commission counted its success by the smiling faces of ten Afghan children whose lives were saved by open-heart surgery in Kabul.
In 2014, a grant from Nowruz Commission sponsored life-saving open heart surgeries giving the gift of life to 11 children in Afghanistan. The youngest child was just six months old at the time of the operation. Nowruz Commission partner organization Gift of Life International undertook not only the life saving operations but also provided training for Afghan surgeons on the procedures.
On behalf of all the children who underwent surgery and their families, we thank you for your continued support of our programs.
Excellent education and ample experience does not necessarily guarantee immigrants jobs consistent with their level of education and experience. Employers may be looking for those exact skill sets but there is no connection between the immigrants and those jobs. Upwardly Global creates the bridge to mentor the immigrants and provide the network to connect them with jobs commensurate with their skills. A Nowruz Commission grant helps build the bridge that elevates the quality of life for the immigrants and contribute to a stronger economy.
A well in a rural area in Uganda brings life to over 100 families in need of drinking water. Clear Water Initiative was founded by United States Army Captain Ben Sklaver. A dedicated soldier with a big heart who wanted to fix anything he found broken, Ben died in an ambush in 2009 while deployed in Afghanistan. His friends continued his work and Clear Water Initiative kept bringing life to communities in need of water. A Nowruz Commission grant made to Clear Water Initiative in 2014 will help establish a new well that will serve over 300 people lead happier, healthier and more prosperous lives.
From 2012-2013 Nowruz Commission partnered with Humanity in Action, a non-profit organization, to educate, inspire, connect and develop a global network of university students and young professionals who are committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship in their own communities and around the world. The generous contributions of our supporters sponsored 6 Humanity in Action students.
The International Society for Children with Cancer has helped numerous NGOs who are working with children with cancer all over world. In 2013, a Nowruz Commission grant to ISCC helped provide medical care to children with cancer in Iran.