February 1, 2023

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Building schools with Iranian-Islamic identity on agenda

TEHRAN – Barekat Charity Foundation, affiliated with the Headquarters for Executing the Order of the Imam, plans to build schools observing the Iranian-Islamic identity.

The Foundation plans to take action regarding the architecture of future schools, Mohammad Torkamaneh, the CEO of Barekat Foundation said.

Building schools with the Iranian-Islamic identity is on the agenda of Barekat Foundation, he stressed.

Referring to the first national event of future schools, he said that the event was designed in order to be able to efficiently use the knowledge of talented students to build schools in the future using the most up-to-date technology.

The event was held on January 10 with the aim of promoting the use of knowledge-based technologies in schools.

The Organization for Development, Renovation, and Equipment of Schools in cooperation with Barekat Foundation organized the event in line with the current year’s slogan set by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as “The Year of Production: Knowledge-Based and Job-Creating”.

The event highlighted the role of technology in modernizing schools as well as educational and sports spaces.

Pointing out that 111 plans have been sent to the secretariat of the event, he said that 10 of the plans have been selected and are to be implemented in 10 schools in cooperation with the Organization for Development, Renovation, and Equipment of Schools.

“If we succeed in implementing these plans in selected schools, we will expand these ideas in the construction of future schools,” he added.

The CEO of Barekat Foundation went on to say that the selection of these 10 schools is the responsibility of the Organization for Development, Renovation, and Equipment of Schools.

Barkat Foundation has announced its readiness to implement these plans in schools, he said, adding that the plans are supposed to be implemented and built in the next Iranian calendar year which starts on March 21.

Moreover, Barekat Foundation is also planning to adopt measures in the field of the architecture of schools in the future, Torkamaneh said, emphasizing the need for paying attention to Iranian-Islamic architecture.

He believes that in addition to using technology for education, the architecture of schools should also be made in accordance with Iran’s landscape and identity.

Earlier, Torkamaneh said the Foundation will inaugurate 150 new schools in the current school year which began on September 23, 2022.

He added that 150 schools with 632 classrooms will be inaugurated in rural and underprivileged areas of the country.

Torkamaneh said in August that Barekat Charity Foundation is planning to build a total of 2,700 schools using new ideas and technologies.

The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and training camps, and green management of schools, will be taken into consideration in the construction of these schools, he said.

Some 3,750 villages across the country are covered by the Barekat Foundation’s school-building activities.

The Majlis (Iranian Parliament) has approved a special budget to support building schools nationwide.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Education should spend one percent of the revenues of state-run companies and the net profits of banks and private institutions to build schools in deprived areas in line with the goal of promoting educational justice.

MG

Original News : https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/480995/Building-schools-with-Iranian-Islamic-identity-on-agenda

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