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Welcome to Mehran School

For more than 5 decades, Mrs. Masoumeh Sohrab-Mafi and Mr. Yahya Mafi provided life-changing educational programs for thousands of children and youth who attended Mehran School in Tehran and developed programs for The Children’s Book Council in Iran. They promoted Iranian children’s literature in other countries and dedicated their time to children’s encyclopedia.

After passing away of Mr. Yahya Mafi in Jan 2014, Mehran School Alumni in United States decided to create an educational foundation in California to have the legacy of Mafis who change their life live on.

We operate as a nonprofit organization with a passionate staff of 100% volunteers, so your donations go directly to educating life lessons to children,building schools, building children’s libraries, providing children books, art & literacy programs and workshops to prepare high school children get ready for life.

What was unique about Mehran School and differentiated that with other schools?

  • به همّتِ دستانِ یاری‌گٰر،اندیشه‌ی والا و دل‌های پر‌مهرِ معصومه سهراب و یحیی مافی، دو انسانِ کم‌نظیرِ این جهان،از کودکی دویدیم تا بلندای زندگی و هر کدام بر فرازی پریدیم ،اکنون، این‌جا شعله‌ای‌ست جان‌بخش، به یادگار و به پاس آن روز‌ها، خاطره‌ها باشد که با حضورِ ما در کانونِ این شعله‌ی گرمی‌بخش یادِ تلاش و همّت آن فرزانه‌بانو و بزرگا‌مرد در خاطرِجهان و جانِ فرزندانِ مهران جاودان بماناد

    Shahrzad Fotouhi
  • English classes and bringing us the best friends ever
    Mastaneh Borghei
  • ازتوجه به همه ی جوانب تعلیم و تربیت نه فقط درس و نمره، از سیستم کتابخانه و اینکه با اهدای چند کتاب عضو میشدیم اونهم کتابهای منتخب و آموزنده. از زنگ موسیقی و همنوازی و آوازخوانی با جناب پورتراب عزیز. از کلاسهای هرروزه انگلیسی و معلم های نازنین مخصوصا خانم یزدانی عزیز که بیشترین سخت گیری رو نسبت به پسرشون آرش داشتند تا مبادا ما غصه بخوریم تا تبعیض قایل نشدن و مساوات و انصاف داشتن رو یاد بگیریم. از کلاسهای هرروزه ریاضی و پلی کپی هایی که دو قسمت کار کلاسی و تکلیف منزل داشتند و حتی اگر مریض میشدیم ، مادرمون می تونست دفترهامون رو به راننده مهربان سرویس بده و عصر پس بگیره تا عقب نیفتیم. از امتحان های دیکته که تو همشون کلمات اعلیحضرت و علیاحضرت داشت و من بیشتر اوقات اشتباه می کردم! از نهارخوری های مدرسه و اینکه با کارد و چنگال بدون قاشق غذا می خوردیم تا آهسته خوردن رو یاد بگیریم. از کارت آفرین های تشویقی با ستاره هایی که ارزش اونها رو چند برابر میکرد و همشونو در آلبوم عکس میگذاشتم و مرتب میشمردم. از دفترهای مشقی که فاصله خطوطش با دفترهای بیرون فرق داشت تا یک خط درمیان ننویسیم و درست مصرف کردن رو یاد بگیریم و اینکه موقع تحویل دادنشون همه صفحات رو کنترل می کردند تا آخرین خط خالی پر نمیشد تحویل نمیگرفتند. از تمامی معلم های مهربان و دلسوز که درس زندگی میدادند. از اینکه پشت هر سیاست ظاهرا ساده و عجیب هزارویک نکته و دلیل زیبا وجود داشت تا اون سالها رو تبدیل به بهترین سالهای تحصیل نه بلکه زندگی ما بکنه . خانم و آقای مافی عزیز همه چیز رو در حد کمال در مدرسه مهران فراهم کردند و با عشق ورزیدن به ما خودشون رو در قلبمون جاودان کردند.


    Roya Dibaj
  • Learned how to respect and care for people with different back grounds
    Neda Sobhiazar
  • Knowing that every 1st of Aban we'd be gathering at Mehran to meet up with old friends and classmates, which was later completed by 1st MOndays of the month. Remaining in contact and every Mehrani cherrished individually by the Mafis. I have 32 years of letters exchanged between Mr. and Mrs. Mafi and me.
    Mandana Ghashghai
  • I started at Mehran School as a 5th grader having spent 4 years under a different system.  Thinking back now, Mehran School had a major influence in my upbringing because it had a substantial impact on me as youngster. As I acclimated in school, I learned a certain degree of kindness and care by the faculty that I had not experienced at my old school.  Most of what I knew stemmed from typical regimental discipline exercised in the Iranian school system.  Working with teachers that encouraged participation and teamwork was a new experience which in turn allowed me to communicate better and care more for the quality of what I am trying to accomplish. The afternoon curriculum in English and those famous Ladybird books, taught me for the first time, I can actually communicate the same thoughts in a different language.  Prior to Mehran, I had learned to memorize and score high on a standardized test.  I learned at that point there is more to learning and I have to convey my thoughts and conclusion; trying to accomplish that in English was the catalyst that triggered the change and cleared the path. In the end, I found out learning can be participatory; I worked with others and asked for teachers help.  That was the turning point in my life that I learned to seek knowledge from different sources, have a grasp on the realities around me, and not memorize facts; to this day, is still something I adhere to.

What Makes Us Special

These are the two main things that makes us special.

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide education, experience and opportunity to children and youth through the life lessons and continued research of best practices and educational programs to transform their dreams to reality and improve their quality of life.

Our Vision

Our Vision

Our Vision is to advance opportunity to children to explore their ideas, dreams, passion, friendship, humanity and all life has to offer.