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

Meet Sarah Khalil, PhD Student and Advocate for Women in STEM

Growing up in a family that valued women’s education, it was only natural for Sarah Khalil, currently a Ph.D. student at Memorial University in St. John’s, Canada, to pursue higher education. Hailing from the city of Lattakia in Syria, Sarah was raised in Damascus and graduated from Damascus University with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture…

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UNHCR Bootcamp Trains Jusoor on Scaling our Online Learning Program for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

Last week, Jusoor joined top educational NGOs and social enterprises from around the world in a virtual Bootcamp, as part of our selection for the Humanitarian Education Accelerator Rapid Response COVID-19 Cohort. The Bootcamp provided an opportunity for Jusoor to receive feedback and mentorship on our innovative WhatsApp-based learning program for Syrian refugees in Lebanon…

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Partnering to Support Syrian Entrepreneurs

For more than five years now, Jusoor has invested in the development of Syrian entrepreneurs. Our Entrepreneurship Program aims to create a strong collaborative community for Syrian entrepreneurs to learn from successful businesses, peers, and role models. To date, we have successfully trained over 500 entrepreneurs and provided $400,000 in cash funding to support new…

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Statement from Jusoor on Coronavirus

Statement from Grace Atkinson, Executive Director of Jusoor: “As the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 continues, we are stepping up our efforts to ensure that the most vulnerable Syrian children and youth around the world continue to have access to life-changing education and opportunities. Here at Jusoor, we are working around the clock to…

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Meet the teachers helping Syrian children to rebuild their future

To mark Teacher’s Day, we spoke to two teachers at our educational centers in Lebanon who are committed to providing Syrian refugee children with a quality education and a brighter future. Meet Hasna, Teacher at Jeb Jenin Educational Center  “Children here at Jusoor need more love and caring. We, the teachers, need to know how…

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Celebrating Syrian Women on International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day. A day where we celebrate ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in their countries and communities. In honour of International Women’s Day, we spoke to three extraordinary women who are taking part in Jusoor’s 100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Lives Program which provides scholarship opportunities to Syrian women whose…

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Meet the Syrian entrepreneurs building a brighter future

Meet Spermly, 2019 winner of the Startup Roadshow competition which supports Syrian entrepreneurs to build a brighter future for themselves and the next generation.  When Zaher Ballar was studying biomedical engineering for his Master’s degree at the University of Aleppo back in 2010, little did he know that one day it would come in handy…

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Meet the Startup Roadshow’s Winners as they Take Off to Pitch in Amsterdam

This fall, we took on a tour across 5 cities in the Middle East, from  Beirut, Amman, Erbil, Gaziantep, to Istanbul, on a mission to find the most promising Syrian startups in the region. Embarking on the Startup Roadshow, organized by Jusoor and SPARK and in collaboration with Startups Without Borders, we took on a…

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Build bridges to education on #Giving Tuesday

#Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving. A chance to give back and do something good.  This #Giving Tuesday on December 3rd, help Jusoor build bridges to education for Syrian refugee children and avoid a lost generation. Nine years of conflict has taken a devastating toll on education. More than two million Syrian children…

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Health-Tech Startup Wins The Startup Roadshow Finals In Amman

Amman, November 6th – Syrian-led Health-tech startup Spermly won the first prize at the Startup Roadshow 2.0 Final Demo Day on November 4th, which was held in Amman, Jordan. The Gaziantep-based startup, which has created a Computer-Aided Semen Analysis (CASA) software for quality analysis, took home a cash prize of $15.000.  “Winning the Startup Roadshow makes…

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