Investing in
Women's Education

Latest Initiatives and Awards


Award Announcement

At the Unique Zan Foundation our mission is to promote health, literacy and peace for women in and from the Middle East. For our latest 2012 Annual Report, click here.

As part of that effort, and in collaboration with the Iranian-American Scholarship Fund (, we are pleased to announce our third annual essay competition...

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Winner Announcements

Unique Zan Foundation and the Iranian American Scholarship Fund are pleased to announce this year's finalists for the 5000 word essay competition...

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Private High School

The Professor Sakena Yacoobi Private High School opened in Kariz Mir, Afghanistan in May 2010. There are presently 226 students attending in grades 1-12.

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Support for Families of Children
with Disabilities

UZF is happy to be a supporter of Families of Children with Disabilities. If you would like to donate please click on the link below:


Support for Families of Children with Disabilities is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Tax ID number is 94-2819062.

Philanthropist Bita Daryabari's Unique Zan Foundation Joins Forces with Palestinian Non-Profit Partners for Sustainable Development -

Women's DEED (Driven Enterprises For Economic Development) Program to Establish 30 Women-Run Businesses in the West Bank Over Next Three Years - Enhanced Online News