THE FERDOWSI INSTITUTE
In January 1983, a presidential decree allocated a medium-wave radio frequency band to the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha’is of Bolivia for a town called Caracollo, near the city of Oruro, to become “Radio Baha’i of Bolivia.” Construction of the new station and its associated Teaching Institute was completed in January 1984 and inaugurated on March 21, the Baha’i new year Naw-Ruz.
The radio station reaches a region in Bolivia and Peru encompassing more than four hundred Local Spiritual Assemblies. Its mission is the socioeconomic development of the indigenous Baha’is in that region. My brothers and I provided partial funding for this project in memory of our father. To our pleasant surprise, the National Spiritual Assembly of Bolivia decided to name the Teaching Institute after him.