UNICEF announces its first corporate partnership in Iran in time for the New Year celebrationsTEHRAN, 15th March. In the spirit of the upcoming New Year holiday, UNICEF Iran today announced its first corporate partnership with an Iranian company and thanked them for their generous gift of a sizeable amount of money.
The funds, from Behrouznik Food Industries, will be donated over a period of 12 months and will be spent on early childhood care and development for girls and boys in Sistan and Baluchistan, Hormozgan and West Azerbaijan.
This includes supporting activities such as rural child care centres, the promotion of birth registration and better health and nutrition.
“Thanks to this generous donation from Behrouznik Food Industries, hundreds of Iranian children will receive better services in early childhood care and development,” said Christian Salazar Volkmann, UNICEF Representative in Iran. “The gift is a good example of how corporate sponsors can use their resources to improve the lives of children so that they can reach their full potential from an early age.”
For Behrouznik Food Industries, the partnership with UNICEF highlights the company’s supportive and responsible role.
“In this world of instability, it is important to focus on those that are often forgotten about and ignored,” said Behrouz Foroutan, President of Behrouznik Food Industries. “We are committed to giving back to society, starting with children who are our hope for the future. By forming a partnership with UNICEF, we can reach out and support a greater number of Iranian children.”
UNICEF works with corporate partners all over the world. Support comes in many different forms, from direct donations, sales of UNICEF greeting cards, marketing promotions and in-kind donations.
This new deal is an exciting development in Iran – a country that has substantial natural and human resources – as it illustrates how businesses and corporations can play a socially responsible role.
“Companies such as Behrouznik can also help in our advocacy work by disseminating positive messages on subjects such as hygiene, education, health and nutrition through their own established channels of communication,” added Mr Salazar Volkmann.
For 60 years UNICEF has been the world’s leader for children, working on the ground in 158 countries to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence. UNICEF supports child health and nutrition, quality basic education for girls and boys, and the protection of children from violence, exploitation and AIDS. UNICEF is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
Behrouznik Food IndustriesBehrouznik Food Industries was established by Mr Behrouz Foroutan in 1977 with the vision of producing high quality, nutritious food products in order to increase the standard of living in society. Behrouznik Food Industries is committed to corporate social responsibility and aims to raise public awareness through publications and engaging in nonprofit activities with private and public organizations.