• Who we are

    The Society for the Protection of Handicapped Children and Youth (hereinafter “Tavanyab”) is a non-profit, non-governmental public charitable organization or a NGO (registeration No. 11203) that since 1999 has consistently offered free rehabilitation services to children under the age of 14.


    Tavanyab was established to serve the many children with physical and mobility impairments that live in our society. Over the years, Tavanyab has addressed physical and mobility impairment needs caused by a variety of disorders,

    such as: myeloid damages, osteal or muscular disorders,organ paralysis and/or arrhythmia in motive organs (e.g.: hands and feet).


    Tavanyab believes in theability of persons to improve and to enrich themselves and their surroundings, even if due to some physical impairment that person is not able to perform the routine daily activities in a normal fashion and faces certain obstacles in fulfilling the activities.


    Tavanyab sees rehabilitation a multi-dimensional and comprehensive medical process that should be executed by professionals allocated to perform customized services according to each child’s specific disability.Some of Tavanyab’s services are: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, game therapy, art therapyand other therapies.


    Tavanyab’s mental health team work conjointly and are synchronized with the physical therapist teamin order to best diagnose the type and degree of disorder, to determine medication plan and to encourage and support the disabled children and their families throughout the healing process.


    The rehabilitation process at Tavanyab begins with seeing the children and their families as a single unit, moves to playing a key role in the physical and mental development of the children, continues to educating the appropriate behavior towards the children and enhancingthe families’ knowledge and understandings of the children’s physical and mental challenges. In order to make the rehabilitation process as sustainable as possible, Tavanyab carefully coordinates with the families and other key persons in the children’s lives, such as their teachers, friends and peers.


    Tavanyab also believes that as other members of the society, the handicapped persons should be entitled to enjoy equal rights in similar conditions. Thus, beyond rehabilitation, Tavanyab works to correct family, society, cultural, occupational and othermisperceptions.



    Why NGO?
    The non-governmental organization (NGO) structure enables the citizens to participate and take part in shaping thefuture of their communities by utilizing the services of volunteer activists and by creating platforms for the systematic collaboration with intellectuals in managing the communities and curbing the domain of central governments.

  • Our Vision

    Tavanyab’s  Vision
    To be a superior non-governmental organization providing reliable, dynamic, independent and community-based empowerment services to handicapped children at the national and regional level.


    Tavanyab’s  Mission
    Enhanced support: creating a rehabilitation system to enhance access of clients to the facilities, services and social works that empowers them to achieve self-reliance.


    Education & Dissemination of information: educating and training the key individuals, family members and the society in order to change the negative attitudes towards handicapped individuals, ,to contribute to enhancement of confidence in handicapped individuals, to eliminate customary and legal discriminations and to train and empower expert service providers in relevant areas.


    The legal challenges: supporting the enforcement of existing laws, providing expert views to improve the laws or to add needed regulations in support of handicapped children in Iran and internationally.

    Emergencies & Natural Disasters: providing the core services to handicapped individuals in times of emergencies and natural disasters.


    Tavanyab’s  Goals
    A. Strengthening and expanding Tavanyab’s services and activities in Iran and in the region.

    B. Strengthening and expanding Tavanyab’s network of natural and legal advocates and sponsors.

    C. Strengthening and expanding Tavanyab’s quantitative and qualitative infrastructure.

    D. Encouraging and supporting the production and application of sciences and research.

    E. Increasing the number of people covered by Tavanyab.

    F. Increasing the level of “client satisfaction”.

    G. Improving the capabilities of Tavanyab’s human resources.

    H. Increasing the attractiveness of Tavanyab to volunteers.

  • Ethical Charter

    A. To respond quickly, compassionately, humbly and patientlybased on existing capabilities and as a divine duty.

    B. To respect humanitarian values​​, discipline, fairness, ethics and to trust Tavanyab employees.

    C. To conscientiously use Tavanyab’s properties and facilities.

    D. To respect the rights of our colleagues and the dignity of the workplace.

    E. To betruthful and honest in deeds, words and behaviors.

    F. To participate actively in putting forward the agenda and affairs of Tavanyab to be and committed to the group activities and to helping others.

    G. To avoid negative dealings such gossip, slander, backbite and any other action that undermines the confidence and trust among employees.

    H. To avoid prejudgment of directors, employees and clientsand to provide non- discriminatory services, such as racial, ethnic, religious, sexual and kinship discriminations).

    I. To respect the views of stakeholders and to attempt to incorporate their views in the process of service delivery.

    J. To respect the law and refrain from political activities in the name of Tavanyab, inside Tavanyab’s premises or such activities that are outside Tavanyab’s stated mission.

    K. To respect and appreciate Tavanyab’s sponsors and volunteers.

  • Our Team

    Tahmineh Yeganeh Asiabi, Managing Director


    Masoomeh Sadeghi, Financial Manager


    Sahar Firooz Bakht, Clinic Supervisor


    Hauri Rahim Zadegan, Occupational therapist

    Ayoob Shange, Speech Therapist


    Roza Shaffaf, IT Manager


    Sara Kheiri Kadijani, Director of Public Relations

    Zahra Khanjani Belili, Office Manager


    Mohammad Bahmani, Operator



    Dr. Mahmoud Oliayee
    Chairman of the Board
    PhD in Management

    Siroos Ghafoorianfar
    Deputy Chairman
    BS in Business Management

    Dr. Shirin Ahmadnia
    Main Auditor
    PhD in Sociology 


    Ali Soltanzadeh
    BS in Mechanical Engineering

    Tahmineh Yeganeh Asyabi
    Managing Director
    BS in Business Management


  • Social Work Services

    Tavanyab’s social work activities are performed in the following manner:

    Based on science, art, and technical skills, Tavanyab’s social workers utilize three methods of case work, group work and community work to help clients (individuals, groups or communities) to recognize their problems and abilities and to overcome their problems by usingthe available resources.


    Tavanyab’s individual casework services:

    • Filing
    • Initial socioeconomic assessment of the family
    • Visiting the family of the handicapped children at home
    • Individual counseling for parents of handicapped children
    • Assessment and estimation of the needs of handicapped children and their families


    Executing group training seminars on a variety of issues for the families with handicapped children (especially for mothers of these children). Some of the issues discussed in these groups sessions include how to deal with a handicapped children’s physical and mental (such as stubbornness) challenges and how to development these children’s creativity.

    Community work services are offered to better inform the communities of the availability of Tavanyab services, to help such communities to benefit from these social work activities, to empower people in neighborhoods and communities to learn viable methods to deal with handicapped children and to increase the exposure of issues related to handicapped in the media.

    In order to change the society's attitude towards the disability phenomenon and to better informing the society on capabilities of handicapped people, Tavanyab hold workshops, scientific seminars and publishesarticles in journals.

    In Tavanyab’s journal, university professors and activists in the field of rehabilitation for handicapped people examine the various problems and limitations facing handicapped children and review the effective rehabilitation measures available to handicapped children.

  • Psychology Services

    Tavanyab’s consulting services established a professional and knowledge-based relation between the consultants and handicapped children. In these consultations, the consultants help the clients to learn how to communicate with others and to become more acceptablein society and toreceive information about their strengths and weaknesses and to determine the best ways to achieve future goals. Consultationsare done individually or in group sessions.


    After Tavanyab accepts a handicapped child, the counselors first examine the background of the child's problem. The consultants then attempt to resolve the problem thoughconstructive communication, positive emotional support and interpersonal relations with the child’s family. By creating a positive relationship with the parents of the handicapped children, Tavanyab helps the parents to improve their relationship with their children, provides the parents with working solutions to use on their with children at home and refers the children tothe appropriate  rehabilitation program.

    Tavanyab classifies handicapped children in groups of 8 to 12 people based on the type of their disability. Tavanyab consultants examine and discuss the issues or problemsfacing handicapped children and provide solutions to handicapped children and their parents in a friendly atmosphere based on mutual trust and respect. Some group counseling sessions are specifically designed for the parents of the handicapped children in order to improve the children's living conditions.

  • Our Stories

    Three days a week, I visit Tavanyab. I love it a lot. I have many good friends there. Together, we go to the game session, speech therapy and other good places. On Mondays, we go to play therapy sessions. There, Matin, Arash, Kiarash, Parmida, Shiva, everyone else and I play with uncle Nasri. One of us becomes a bee and stings, another becomes a burglar and the rest of us run after him to arrest him, another becomes our mom and cooks for us and once, I became Spiderman and rescued my friends.

    After the play therapy, I go to speech therapy. Asal goes to physicaltherapy; Kiyarash goes to occupational therapy. In the class of speech therapy, the speech therapy aunt asks me to say: Dad, Play, Rain, and I repeat. When I say the words correctly, she becomes very happy and tells me Bravo! Sometimes they put a candle on the table for me to blow.

    When I go to the class of occupational therapy, I listen to the words of Aunt. For example, she says rotate the lever or roll on the floor. It is a good feeling. Sometimes she takes my arms or my legs. It is painful, but because she loves me, I say nothing and listen to her words. She tells me it will be done soon. Sometimes she brings a big ball, then puts me on it and asks me to stand on the ball. I love this game.

    I go to the physical therapy less often, once every few weeks. There, I sleep on the couch and some devicesare attached to my feet, tickling them. Aunt physiotherapist loves me. She calls me “My daughter” and gives me some chocolate.

    By the way, I like Tuesdays, because on this day my friends and I go to the painting class. A kind painting teacher teaches painting and we draw together a lot of paintings. Anyone draws any image that knows. I know to draw a lot of images. Aunt Maryam (Painting teacher) has taught me to paint such things as trees, cars, flowers, bride and groom, and many other beautiful paintings.

    My name is Amin. I am 8 years old. My mom says I have cerebral palsy. She says when I was born I was healthy, but after a while, I got a fever and chills. I cannot walk and talk well. Sometimes I play with my friend Amirali, but I cannot bike or draw painting like him. My mom says if I go to occupational therapy, I will get better. Every day after school, I get on the bus with my mom and go to Tavanyab. It is far from our home, but it is very good place and I love there.

    I love my aunts in Tavanyab. They take me in their arms and kiss me. They give me the gifts. I go inside a basket full of balls. So much fun! I make puzzles with my aunts. They put barriers and I should jump over them. Sometimes they pull my hands and legs. It is painful. Mom says you will become a brave man in the future. I do not know what future means?

    There, I have a friend whose name is Matin. His mother says that his son has muscular dystrophy.

    She sits on a wheelchair. His mother says that he was going to school on his feet in the early days. But when he got older, he became unable to climb stairs. Now he cannot walk. He cannot even shake his hands. But since referring to the occupational therapy, he has improved.

    I have another friend whose name is Hussein. When he was a kid, he had an accident. His dad says he could not write his homework well. It is a long time that he comes to Tavanyab. He has gradually improved. I like to improve soon.

    Alireza also goes toTavanyab. We are friends. When he comes, he takes off his legs and put them beside him. He is accompanied by an old man who is his grandfather. He whispered this to me once.

    There's a girl that fixes her hair up and wears a purple shirt. She puts something in her ear and goes to the next room. There, the aunt (therapist) puts a candle on the table and asks her to blow the candles. I asked my mom, is it her birthday? Why there is no cake? Why there is no other person invited? My mom said no she is practicing blowing.  She cannot speak. During nights before sleeping, I pray for all the kids to recover.

    I want a shiny pink high-heel! Like Cinderella's shoes to be seen taller when I wear it! And to have rattle noise when I walk! I don’t know if my mom can buy it one day for me or not? Even if she buys it for me I cannot wear it because it is impossible for me.

    I still cannot walk. But mom says: “don’t worry! You can walk soon, if you do all your exercises in occupational therapy with no excuses, listen to the words of therapist aunts and uncles and do all your exercises well, and do not scream when I want you to wear your splints at home.”  Mom says if you are a good girl, you will get well soon and can walk. Now I can just get my hands on the wall and stand. My mom says before I go to the class of occupational therapy, I could not stand or sit. As I was a good child and did my exercises well, I've gotten better. But I should improve more to be able to walk.

    Lord, help my legs improve soon! Then give money to my mom to buy the most beautiful high-heel of the world for me.

    Once upon a time, under the blue dome, under the blue sky of God, in this bustling city, in this city full of beautiful buildings, full of parks and trees, parks with swings and slides, there was a boy named Ali, a little boy with round cheeks. He was living in a corner of this bustling city with his parents.

    But the little boy of our story could not go to the park, swing or slides. Do you know why? Little Ali could not walk. His greatest dream was that one day he puts his wheelchair aside and plays with other kids...

    Now you can get the pen to finish the story. How do you continue? 

    Do you take him to the rehabilitation clinic, occupational therapy or physical therapy to provide knee orthosis and prosthesis or medical footwear for him?

    Do not be scared from this story! Continue writing the rest of the story! I promise that you can finish the story in a way that Ali achieves his dream.

  • Our Volunteers

    Areas that include social services, psychology, graphics, designing, journalism and writing are some of the areas that Tavanyab seeks volunteers. Every individual can be involved in a voluntary activity based on that person’s expertise and interests. There are no restrictions on activities that are open to volunteers. Tavanyab  believes that anyone who is acquainted with the facts and topics of physical disabilities, even if that person is not an active contributor and supporter of Tavanyab, can act as a messenger and make others acquainted with the need for timely rehabilitation.

  • Our Councils

    Dr. Mohammad Kamali, PhD in Public Health


    Dr. Ahmad Beh Pajooh, PhD in Psychology 

    Dr. Nader Porasgharian, PhD in Social Work

    Khosrow Mansourian, BS in Social Work

    Tahmineh Yeganeh Asyabi, BS in Business Management

    Public relations council, as a pivotal tool in raising awareness and as one of the main columns of the organization has endeavors that include making final decisions on affairs with related entities as well as advertisement, publications and information dissemination. Members of the PR council include:

    Dr. Mohammad Javad Haghshenas, PhD International Affairs

    Khosrow Mansourian, BA in social work

    Abdollvahab Shariati, MS in industrial engineering

    Tahmineh Yeganeh Asyabi, BS in business management

    Fatemeh Salehi Shahrabi, MS in social work

    Members include:

    Dr. Shahriar Hakimi, PhD in International Law

    Dr. Mohammad Javad HaghshenasPhD in International Affairs


    Gholamhossein Banaie, MS management

    Siamak Nayeri, MS Finance 

  • Rehabilitation Services

    Tavanyab has an existing and positive relationship with Iran's top medical and rehabilitation universities with a long history in education and training of personnel in rehabilitation such as Tehran University and Shahid Beheshti University.

    Tavanyab’s rehabilitation services are free of charge and include: occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy, play therapy and art therapy.


    Occupational therapy is offered to prevent incidence and aggravation of disability, to maintain good health and to provid maximum independence for people who somehow suffer from physical, mental, or psychological injuries. Tavanyab is equipped with the latest tools and devices necessary for providing a fully specialized and professional service.

    Occupational therapy services also include disease and disorder evaluations, medical and rehabilitation services and counseling services.  Some of the services review and train daily living skills, enhance understanding of motor skills and unity of senses, develop playing and pre-vocational and leisure skills and interpret tests such as the assessment of muscle strength, range of motion, and coordination and interaction between the child and the environment.

    Tavanyab employs professional speech therapists to improve the speech skills of handicapped children. Children with a variety of speech disorders such as stuttering, articulation disorder (Disorders in pronunciation of sounds), voice recognition disorders, delays in speech and language development skillsare regularly referred to Tavanyab.

    In order to enable a handicapped child to make better progress, each speech therapist provides training to the families of handicapped children to practice at home with their children.



    Physical Therapy at Tavanyab uses mechanical and physical factors to treat the handicapped children in need of treatment. Tavanyab’s physical therapy specialists use a range of tools such as electronic devices and exercises to relieve the disability and increase the efficiency of muscles and nerves. The electronic devices used to provide services include running electrical currents at low frequency (such as Tens, Faradic and Interfrencial), electromagnetic parameters (such as infrared, ultraviolet, laser and diathermy), audio ultrasound which complement massage, joint movement, stretching and medical exercises.

    Art Therapy is one of the most important measures that can have a major impact on improving the health of handicapped children status.Tavanyab has employed art therapists who have the necessary expertise and experience in order to continue the outstanding achievements.



    Play therapy is one of the most important methods for increasing the physical activity of handicapped children anda major part of their treatment. The educational and exploratory games that Tavanyab’s play therapists utilize emphasize physical-motor skills enabling children to solve their problems with their own hands thus making the world smaller in scaleand bring it under their influence.




  • Ways to help

    Once upon a time, under the blue dome, under the blue sky of God, in this bustling city, in this city full of beautiful buildings, full of parks and trees, parks with swings and slides, there was a boy named Ali, a little boy with round cheeks. He was living in a corner of this bustling city with his parents.

    But the little boy of our story could not go to the park, swing or slides. Do you know why? Little Ali could not walk. His greatest dream was that one day he puts his wheelchair aside and plays with other kids . . .

    Now you can get the pen to finish the story. How do you continue? 

    Do you take him to the rehabilitation clinic, occupational therapy or physical therapy to provide knee orthosis and prosthesis or medical footwear for him?

    Do not be scared from this story! Continue writing the rest of the story! I promise that you can finish the story in a way that Ali achieves his dream.

    The followings are only a few ways that you could help finish the story:

    • Noncash Assistances
    • Direct Donations
    • Sponsoring a Child
    • Buying from our art gallery to help Children (http://ashianehgallery.ir)
  • Our Organization Chart

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    A journal containing of Tavanyab's material and activities will be uploaded soon.

  • branch

    Aiming at providing non-profit, non-governmental and voluntary services, the board of Tavanyab was formed in 1999 under the organizational title of “The Society for the Protection and Assistance of Socially Disadvantaged Individuals" and started its activities on a national level to expand empowerment of the vulnerable class. After 15 years of inspiration from charitable people of our country, Tavanyab started procreating branches in other Iranian cities. The purpose of opening these centers is to attract public participation in providing services to our compatriots in other cities for preventing physical and social disabilities and etc.

    On the map below, click on the following provinces:

    Kerman           Fars                 Alborz              East Azerbaijan


    East Azarbayjan   -   Alborz   -   Fars   -   Kerman

  • News

    7May World AIDS Orphans Day

    This year, like previous years, SPASDI and SPHCY hosted young orphans with their parents for the world AIDS orphans day.The program began with the recitation of the holy Qur’an and the national anthem. Mr. Ali Awji, a famous actor and television host, who had volunteered to be the MC of the program, gave the opening remarks and began the program.

    EHYA Group in CSW 59th

    Upon announcement and formal invitation from the President's Office on Women & Family Affairs letter no. 349-14, dated Feb. 9th, 2015 and after fulfilling the necessary steps such as obtaining US visa, the Ehya group, comprised of 10 managers and members, traveled to America on March 3rd, 2015 to attend the fifty ninth commission of status of women held in New York.

    Celebration for the last Wednesday

    On Sunday 24/12/93, SPHCY and SPASDI hosted a celebration for the anniversary of the last Wednesday of the year for our tavanyab and AIDS-orphaned children.

    International Volunteers Day

    On the 15th of Azar, SPASDA and SPHCY honored the international day of volunteers with a celebration to show appreciation of the endless efforts of our amazing volunteers.

    Universal Children's Day

    Like previous years, SPGT honored 15th of Mehr as the international day of children with disabilities and orphans of AIDS. The program started at 12:30 pm with a face painting program for the children and was followed by the recitation of the holy Qur’an by one of the children with disabilities. Mr. Khosrow Mansourian, founder of Ehya and one of the members of the board of trustees sat with the guests and their families and spoke.

    Baskets of food and hygiene products for our clients

    As is customary every year, SPASDI worked on enriching our client’s diet.

  • Media News

    The urgency to remove conspiracy theory about NGOs

    "Khosrow Mansourian", an Iranian civil rights activist mentioned in an interview with Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA): Conspiracy theory about NGOs must be eradicated.

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    url : No2,Jafarzadegan Alley,North kargar Avenue,Tehran,Iran
    postcode : 1418815665
    email address : info@tavanyab.ir
    phone : 66901011
    fax : 66935124
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