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Inspiring stories from the Jusoor team, our program leaders, our volunteers and the Jusoor community.

Summer Program 2015: A Journey of 21 Days

Mokhtar Malas Volunteering with Jusoor during the 2015 summer program was by far the most enriching experience I have ever learnt from. I have created relations with people I probably would have never met elsewhere. I heard stories from teachers and children that helped me understand what life is about, especially under these harsh circumstances.…

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Summer Program 2015: The experience of my life

Nour Barazi Volunteering with jusoor is by far the ‘once in a lifetime’ life-changing event I’ve ever experienced. My task with the children was basically to do my best to teach them and help them overcome some academic and social difficulties in a creative way, full of fun and joyful activities. Although I’m here to…

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Summer Program 2015: A Smile Can Go a Long Way

Lara Baillargeon I was amazed by how fast I bonded with the kids in my class. At first they tested me, hard, but patience and warmth are all that was needed to persuade them to open up to me. From day one to day two they went from tricksters testing the waters to playful kids…

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Summer Program 2015: An Inner Blast

Mohammed Alskekh Deeb The last two days were a blessing for me, many super hyperactive students who were thirsty for any fun activity. Both sections – the morning section and the afternoon section – showed enthusiasm to participate in the activities and use the materials prepared. For a teacher, it is important to identify and…

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Summer Program 2015: Day One

Day One, July Tory Brykalski The first day of Jusoor’s summer program in the Bekaa Valley began, as many things do here in Lebanon, with a bit of an adventure. Because of Beirut’s ‘garbage crisis’ the bus carrying the volunteers from Beirut to the Bekaa was late, which caused the volunteers to arrive two hours…

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Team Jusoor at The Hamptons Marathon 2015

  Jusoor has registered as a team for the Hamptons Marathon. Runners on Team Jusoor are able to run the marathon, the half marathon, or the 5k, all of which will take place on September 26th, 2015. Runners are asked to collect donations in the months leading up to the race, in addition to paying…

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Jusoor Bootcamp Leaves Lebanon with a Story of Success

After three weeks of intensive training and innovative sessions with inspiring Syrian startups, Jusoor celebrates the completion of its first Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Beirut Lebanon. The Jusoor Entrepreneurship Bootcamp started during the second week of May following the Jusoor Entrepreneurship Competition, which selected top ten teams of aspiring Syrian entrepreneurs to further develop their ideas…

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Support 8-Year-Old Mark Asmar

Mark Asmar is an eight-year-old boy from Damascus, Syria. After two of his cousins were severely injured by a missile attack on their school in 2014, Mark has dedicated himself to helping Syrian children through his music. On April 13th, 2015 Mark recorded his performance of Chopin’s Nocturne in C Sharp Minor with the goal of raising $10,000…

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Jusoor Entrepreneurship Competition moves to Phase Two

This January, Syrian startups entered 2015 with anticipation and hope to see their small businesses qualify to the second stage of Jusoor’s first Entrepreneurship Competition.   The Entrepreneurship program recently introduced the Jusoor Entrepreneurship Competition, launched in the beginning of this year following a series of online mentorship sessions hosting prominent Arab entrepreneurs including Rabea…

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Jusoor MeetUp in Chicago, September 12th 2014

Join us in Chicago at a Jusoor social event for Syrian students and young professionals. Meet other Syrians, network, and take part in Jusoor’s programs and initiatives.

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