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1. Reaching as many Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon as possible
2. Driving strong educational outcomes and quality of teaching.
3. Strengthening the psycho-social foundation of the Syrian Refugee children in our program
4. Enrolling students in formal education, whenever possible.
5. Reinforcing the importance of education among the parents of the children
6. Strengthening morale in refugee communities.
7. Engaging volunteers in the program
Jusoor currently runs three educational centers in Lebanon, our main center is located in Bekaa where there is a huge education gap for Syrian children, the center currently serves 500 Syrian children where basic education is provided by Syrian talented teachers, we plan to expand this center to accommodate 750 children by December 2014, we also run a tent school in collaboration with Sawa for Aid and Development in one of the largest informal camps in Middle Bekaa, the tent school serves 300 Syrian children, and finally our Beirut center is providing education for over 200 children.
Jusoor follows the Lebanese Arabic curriculum for math, science, physical education, art and Arabic, additionally we have peace education classes and a tailor made English program which follows the Total Physical Response technique of teaching language.
All students sit for placement tests in math and Arabic and the Jusoor team decides accordingly on the level of each child. There are 4 main levels (beginners, Level 1, level 2 and level 3) and upon completing each level, students move on to the next. Once they finish level 3, then we proceed to enroll them in public or private schools whenever possible, all students are tracked academically and followed up after entering formal schools.
We also have partnerships with different NGOs to provide psychosocial activities for the students as well as hygiene sessions and basic medical support when needed.
We would like to extend our gratitude to the Lebanese community that has generously hosted our activities and to our amazing volunteers who are the heart and soul of our centers and behind the success of our work.
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