When school kills – an original investigation for Contributoria

reza talebzadeh IIEarlier in July, I met a good friend of mine and a well-known Iranian artist and photographer – Reza Talebzadeh.

Among other things and his ongoing projects, we discussed a rather tragic issue that involves school children dying in rural Iran. What happens is that many schools across the country are heated by oil stoves and it’s not unusual that these old heating systems cause sudden explosions.

Schools become time bombs and the number of casualties among children and staff increases every year due to poor emergency training and Fire Brigades located too far away to promptly intervene in case of fire.

Reza realized an exhibition with fellow artists to raise awareness on this massacre of the innocents but there’s still a lot to do to prevent these deaths.

I’m currently working with Alireza on this story for Contributoria and if you’re interested and you too would like the world to know about this ongoing tragedy, please support – it’s free and by February you’ll be able to read what we have found out.