Soha is a network of volunteer astronomers and institutions interested in communicating science to vulnerable communities in Iran, including underprivileged youth, refugees, sick people and children with disability. The project facilitates interdisciplinary events mixing astronomy with arts, sports, and entertainment, and integrates psychological support to work effectively with target groups.

Fatemeh Bonyadi is a PhD candidate in Communication Sciences at Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran, Iran. She is currently the Secretary of the Education Committee of the UNESCO Chair on Science and Technology Communications in Iran. She is an amateur astronomer as well, and in the last ten years she has had various experiences in science communication, including an astronomy educator in science centers, a science journalist, a science PR and a science communication researcher.

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