OMID FOUNDATION USA wrote -
Homa was 19 when she came to OMID. She was born to a poor family who did not want another female child and could not afford to support an addition to the family. As a result she was given to one of the midwives at the hospital who adopted her. Unfortunately her adoptive mother got sick and died when Homa was just 13 and her adoptive mother’s siblings sent her back to her birth parents. She felt forced then to give in to a marriage to escape her situation at home, but her husband turned out to be a drug addict. With the help her step-aunt who lives in Tehran she managed to escape and was then referred to OMID. When she came to OMID, she was suffering from great a deal of pain and anger and did not trust anyone. An experienced and multi-disciplinary team of specialists offered her supportive and empowering therapy sessions to help recover her strength, restore her trust in others and gain a sense of self-belief. Homa is now much stronger, more settled and living in an OMID shelter. She is also working hard on her studies and looking forward to finishing high school this spring. After this she wants to go on to study at Azad University in Tehran, to become an Architect. Please help fund Homa’s tuition fees which will be $471 per term or eight terms for $3765 over the four-year period. IF WE EXCEED THIS TARGET WE WILL ALLOCATE ANY SURPLUS FUNDS TO SUPPORT THE EDUCATION OF OTHER YOUNG WOMEN IN OUR PROGRAM.