Adib Bam was just 7 years old when he died on Nov. 23, 2005, when an electrical fire ripped through his house. A year later, his family, wounds still fresh from the loss of their beloved son, set up the Adib Bam Scholarship Fund with Mona Foundation to educate needy children around the world in his memory. His father Hamid declared, "we want to see Adib's smile on other kids' faces."
To-date, the Adib Bam scholarship has supported the education of hundreds of children in Cambodia, Tanzania and Brazil.
Mahmoud Afsharian had for many decades contributed to the establishment of educational facilities around the world. Sometimes it was to establish a school in a small village and sometimes to assist with the ongoing work of larger, more established schools. To honor his memory and his efforts, and in recognition of his deep love for his wife, Victoria, the family created the "Victory Endowment Fund" in their names with Mona Foundation. The interests realized from this fund will in perpetuity support the education of students around the world.
Naiyareh (Nai) Karimimanesh was born on May 17, 1979 in San Francisco, California, and passed on following a car accident on her way to her law office in Atlanta, Georgia on April 26, 2007. Nai was a devoted, compassionate, and generous friend to all and is remembered as an exceptional individual with a great passion for justice and service.
Grief-stricken, and yet determined to continue the good work of their daughter, Nai's parents immediately established the Naiyareh Karimimanesh Fund with Mona Foundation in her memory. Several classrooms and one large community hall has already been built in Haiti in Nai’s honor. The Naiyareh Karimimanesh Endowment Fund will honor Nai’s memory in perpetuity.
Shams Al Dhuha Rouhani was a midwife, and an educator. She was passionate about education and worked tirelessly on her own education and that of her siblings and her own children. As a midwife she served not only the deprived women of her hometown in late 1940's but after suffering much religious persecution, she left for Dubai, and was embraced, respected and loved by the people in her new community.
As a tribute to her lifelong love for education and care for others, and remembering her grace, inspiration, compassion, and calm competence the Shams Al Dhuha Rouhani Memorial Scholarship endowment fund is created. Income from this endowment will benefit the street children of ADCAM in Brazil, and marginalized young rural women at Barli Institute in India.