Iranian Giving

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a legacy is no simple task. While the phrase is short, and the words are simple, the effort behind them reveals a lifelong motivation.
Djavad Mowafaghian’s journey to help Tehran rebuild was informed by many indelible experiences, from his unique childhood, to watching the life of caring and generosity his mother lived, to overcoming many personal challenges.

A Personal Commitment

All of the projects undertaken in Iran have been financed privately by Djavad Mowafaghian; no monies have been allocated through the Canadian charitable organization, The Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation.

Schools built by Djavad Mowafaghian

Between 1992 and 2011, 26 projects were built in the poorest areas of Iran…

Sharif University

Djavad Mowafaghian Research Center for Intelligent NeuroRehabilitation Technologies…

Other Projects

Significant contributions to education include the Iranian Encyclopedia for Children and Young People…


There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
~ Hodding Carter