A center offering full-time care and services to orphaned or abandoned girls has been inaugurated in Damghan, north-central Semnan province.
The establishment of the center provide orphaned or abandoned girls with [good] living conditions, Mehr quoted Habibollah Masoudi-Farid, deputy director of the Welfare Organization as saying on Monday.
Constructed by a philanthropist, the center is a 2-storey building, measuring 1,200 square meters. It hosts some 40 girls.
While a significant number of breadwinner women and their children are covered by the Organization, their population is larger in deprived rural areas and villages, he regretted.
As provision of services to children without caretakers and those who are kept at these centers is among the Welfare Organization’s objectives, such centers receive subsidy from the Organization, he added.
Referring to the Organization’s plan to develop such centers across the country, he noted that since the past few years, with the participation of the philanthropists, steps have been taken towards the development of centers providing care services to the underprivileged.
The Welfare Organization had always cooperated well in this regard, issuing the necessary permits and licenses, he concluded.