in Farsi

Talent is everywhere, but opportunity is not. in Farsi opens a door to an opportunity that would otherwise be closed.

Today, there are over 110 million Farsi speakers worldwide. While the majority of native speakers live in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan, there are millions living as immigrants, migrants, and refugees around the world. With the in Farsi initiative, Farsi-speaking students will have the same access to our curricula that is already available to students in all other major languages of the world.

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The Global Impact of Iranians in Education & Technology

When you think of an algorithm, you may assume it's something new, but the concept of an algorithm was discovered in Iran over 1300 years ago. “Algorithm” is named after its inventor, the mathematician Al Khwarizmi, who lived in the land formerly known as Persia and now known as Iran. Once the epicenter of mathematics, science, philosophy, and medicine, Iran has made profound advances and impacts in technology.

Beyond the borders of the country itself, Iranians around the world have contributed in countless ways to science and technology — as co-founders or CEOs of technology companies such as Uber, eBay, Intuit, and Dropbox, or inventing technologies such as LASIK surgery or JPEG compression, or in scientific, academic, or engineering roles around the globe.

Finally, is led by Iranian American Hadi Partovi and has grown to become one of the largest education nonprofits globally.

Iranian Americans for CS Education

Thank you to the following prominent Iranian American leaders who have come together to support computer science education, with a lead gift to in Farsi:

  • Amidi Family
  • Nima Asgharbeygi
  • Nima and Cindi Badiey
  • Narges Baniasadi
  • Bita Daryabari
  • Arash Ferdowsi
  • Jeff Huber and Angel Vossough
  • Azadeh Khazraee
  • Dara Khosrowshahi
  • Milan Kordestani
  • Ashkan and Nansi Marsh
  • Mohsen Moazami
  • Shahrokh Mortazavi
  • Ramtin Naimi
  • F. Francis Najafi
  • Steve and Shanna Nasiri
  • Kate Nowrouzi
  • Babak Pahlavan and Arezou Azar
  • Ali Partovi
  • Hooman Radfar
  • Poorya Sabounchi and Newsha Sharifzadeh
  • Mehran Sahami
  • Darian and Hilary Shirazi
  • Parisa Tabriz
  • AmirAli and Maryam Talasaz
  • Sahar Tashakorinia
  • Leila Yari
  • Bobby Yazdani
  • Anonymous (3)

We invite you to celebrate Iranian contributions in technology by supporting and computer science education so that every student in every school has the opportunity to learn computer science.

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Our Projected Timeline

Stage 1

Elementary School

  • Translate the CS Fundamentals curriculum, intended for primary school students.
  • Translate two CS Fundamentals Express courses for students ages 8 to 18 and pre-readers.
  • Translate 16 Hour of Code tutorials.
Stage 2

Localize Videos

  • Subtitle 128 videos (75 videos for CS Fundamentals and 53 videos for Hour of Code).
  • Dub 98 videos.
  • Recreate 30 videos and hire native speakers in appropriate cultural dress to reshoot videos.
Stage 3

Middle School

  • Translate CS Discoveries, our middle school curriculum.
  • Subtitle and dub 47 videos for CS Discoveries.
  • Recreate 29 videos and hire native speakers in appropriate cultural dress to reshoot videos.
Stage 4

High School

  • Translate CS Principles & AP Computer Science A, our high school curriculum.
  • Subtitle and dub videos for CS Principles & AP Computer Science A.
  • Recreate videos with native speakers, in appropriate cultural dress.
Stage 5

Additional Content

  • Translate remaining curriculum, including CS Connections.
  • Subtitle, dub, and reshoot any remaining videos from all courses.

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Compliance In Support Of Farsi Translations

As a U.S. nonprofit, is subject to laws regarding sanctions with Iran. After consulting with U.S. legal counsel experienced in the Iranian Sanctions and Translations Regulations (ITSR), believes that it may fund, prepare, and distribute the Farsi Translations of CS Curriculum in the United States and elsewhere around the world, including within Iran. The ITSR provides an exemption for “information and informational materials” (the IIM Exemption) and believes that this exemption will fully shield its funding, preparation, and distribution of the Farsi Translations and thus enable its Farsi Translations effort to proceed in full compliance with U.S. economic sanctions requirements.