Our Mission is to break the cycle of poverty by providing financial support for educational needs of underprivileged children.
Many children in poor families are forced to drop out of school in order to work and provide for themselves and their families. Without an education or training, these children will continue to live in poor conditions into adulthood, perpetuating the cycle of poverty.
Who We Are
Keep Children In School (KCIS) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 (tax ID# 27-4287052), obtaining its OFAC license (IA-16947) in 2012. At the same time as KCIS was conceived, an organization called AYDM (Anjoman e Yaran e Danesh va Mehr) was founded in Iran by the same founder to act as the operational arm of KCIS in Iran. KCIS and AYDM are the two arms of the same entity, with the former focusing on fundraising and the latter on distribution.
What We Do
Keep Children In School (KCIS) implements its mission by matching sponsors directly to children whose families cannot afford to keep them in school, thus enabling them to continue their education from elementary school through college. In addition to individual sponsorship, KCIS cultivates partnerships with other nonprofit organizations with common goals to provide a wide spectrum of educational services to those in the most desperate of circumstances.
Sponsoring individual kids as they go through their educational journey, and the group educational projects that benefit many children at a time both serve the ultimate goal of changing the course of a child’s life in hopes of a better future.
For more information, visit https://keepchildreninschool.org/