My name is Bahareh. Working as an engineer for years, I would always imagine how much better the world would become if women could have a bigger role to play in society. This, I knew well, was going to become my sole obsession: to help empower women. Today I feel proud as my wish has finally come true.
AFRA in the Persian language means Red Maple and is as well a girl's name in my birthplace. I have always had a dream: to have a daughter who I can name AFRA. I have picked this name for our gallery since I would like to witness its growth like a mother. A girl who is to grow up and help other girls grow up and make progress. What also interestingly coincides with this is the very fact that Canada, my new home, whose symbol is Maple, seems to call out to me to carry out this project.
I know of numerous artists who are incredibly creative and are capable of creating works which would leave almost everyone speechless. It would be quite unfair to deprive the world of seeing and enjoying these artworks. Here in AFRA ART GALLERY, we would put on display a treasury of handmade items inspired by thousands of years of culture and civilization.
To materialize its dream and in the hope of empowering women. AFRA ART GALLERY takes pride in donating 5% of the total sales to help low-earning mothers by creating some jobs as well as by facilitating their access to health and education to better their lives.