Dear Jusoor Friends and Family,
This month, we’re excited to announce opportunities for Syrian entrepreneurs, new ways to support Syrian scholars, training for teachers, and more.
Applications Open: Jusoor’s 2017 Entrepreneurship Competition
For all Syrian entrepreneurs who want to develop their idea, acquire skills in entrepreneurship, prepare for accelerators and seed investors, and win financial prizes money, the application for Jusoor’s Third Entrepreneurship Competition is open until March 24, 2017.
Announcing the IIE PEER Scholarship Database
Jusoor is excited to announce the launch of the Platform for Education in Emergencies Response, or IIE PEER. Jusoor has partnered with IIE, the British Council, DAAD, and six other organizations to launch this online database connecting Syrian students with scholarships, as well as online and language learning opportunities.
IIE PEER is designed to connect talented Syrian students with educational opportunities so they may continue formal and informal higher education. The database allows students to easily search by opportunity type, country, degree type, or keyword.
Search for scholarship opportunities at iiepeer.org.
Take Part in This Year’s STEP Conference
Jusoor has partnered up with STEP Conference again for the second year! We are offering Syrian startups the chance to take part in this year’s conference. The 1st prize winners will get a free spot to exhibit at the Startup Basecamp and the 2nd and 3rd prize winners will receive free passes to attend the full event (worth $349) in Dubai from April 5th to 7th. Travel and visa expenses are not included.
Apply for a chance to win by filling out this form before Monday, March 29th.
Upcoming Teacher Training in Gazientep
After Jusoor’s successful regional training workshop in Beirut, we are excited to announce that we are organizing a second training workshop on emergency education in Gaziantep from the 25-26 of March. The workshop, made possible through support by the Varkey Foundation and a collaboration with Al Fatih school, will target 25-30 teachers, principals, and directors in NGOs, schools, and orphanages serving Syrian refugee children in southern Turkey.
The workshop will focus on enhancing teachers’ ability to work in an emergency context in the following areas: pedagogy and classroom management, psychosocial support, and extracurricular activities and integrating sports in classroom. The training will be conducted by three experts working in the field of emergency education in Lebanon.
The Jusoor Leadership Team
JP Chilazi, Boston
Dania Ismail, Dubai
Rami Zayat, Abu Dhabi
Leen Al Zaibak, Toronto
Iyad Duwaji, Dallas
Fadi Salem, Oxford
Aziza Osman, Dubai
Rania Succar, San Francisco
Director: Maya Alkateb-Chami, Philadelphia