Ali Sedaghati Khayat

Ali Sedaghati Khayat


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Ali Sedaghati Khayat which is called “Uncle Tailor” (the meaning of his family name is tailor) was born in 1946. He is an author, an Iranian sociologist and activist for children’s rights. He received his early education in Mashhad and went on to pursue studies in Sociology and Political Economy in Paris and in 1977 he returned to Iran and spent many years to teach literacy to children who were deprived of education and invented a new method named “The Art of Reading and Writing Within 15 Days”. After studying living conditions and behaviour of work children Uncle Tailor introduced the concept of “Mind’s Safe Room” and he decided to help these children achieve a “Mind’s Safe Room”. He succeeded in his program so that with the help of volunteers lots of street children and illiterate workers were educated.

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