While the Persian diaspora contributes greatly to our local economies, we are not spending enough to take care of our own community. Our elderly are in need of language services, our youth are losing sight of culture, and we are at a loss to preserve our heritage. The community's demand for money exceeds its supply and it is pertinent then that we develop sustainable solutions to address these needs and ensure wise spending and positive results. A social entrepreneur can do just that.
Your gift will help fund an Ashoka fellow of Persian origin as part of the Ashoka PARSA Partnership for Social Entrepreneurship. The Ashoka PARSA Partnership for Social Entrepreneurship will financially support a fellow anywhere in the world Ashoka operates for three years based on his or her need, giving the fellow the resources to develop and implement his or her idea full-time. The fellow may work in the areas human rights, health, environment, learning/youth development, civic participation, and economic development, tackling the most difficult circumstances and transforming lives. The Persian community stands to benefit by finding these people, supporting them, and helping them fulfill their dream of social change.