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The largest single donation in Jusoor’s 10 year history

15 June 2021, MacKenzie Scott, author and philanthropist, and her husband, Dan Jewett, have today – during Refugee Week – pledged a six-figure gift to Jusoor. The donation, the largest in our 10-year history, will have a transformative impact on our life-changing work empowering young Syrians around the world through education programs for children who…

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10 Ways to Support Syrian Refugees in 2021

Syria has now entered its 10th year of conflict. Over 6.6 million Syrians are internally displaced and 5.6 million Syrians have fled into neighboring countries. The vast majority of refugees now live in poverty in neighboring countries; in Lebanon, the country with the largest refugee-to-host community ratio, around 70% of Syrian refugees live below the…

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Bridges Award Announcement

23 November 2020 – Paris – Jusoor, one of the world’s foremost NGOs providing education opportunities to Syrian children and youth, awarded its annual Bridges Award to Mr. Patrick Chalhoub this year during its 7th Annual Gala – Braving a New Reality – on Sunday 22 November. Jusoor’s Bridges Award is given to an individual…

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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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