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HIGHER EDUCATION RESPONSE TO SYRIAN CRISIS

JUSOOR-IIE PARTNERSHIP BRINGS 18 SYRIAN WOMEN TO AMERICAN AND CANADIAN UNIVERSITIES San Francisco and New York, September 14, 2016 – Non-profits Jusoor and the Institute of International Education (IIE) have launched the “100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives” Scholarship Program for Syrian university women to resume their studies despite ongoing conflict in their home country.…

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100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholarship Recipients

Dear Jusoor friends and family, We are delighted to share with you an update about a special program we started last year, entitled “100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives.” Jusoor and the Institute of International Education (IIE) launched this program to support Syrian women to resume their higher education despite the conflict in Syria. The…

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Summer updates about Jusoor’s programs

Dear Jusoor friends and family, This summer we’ve been working tirelessly on renovating the Jurrahiyeh school-in-a-tent for Syria children in time for the start of the school year. The new school will be safer, warmer, and better equipped – a place that is a true refuge for the children. This project is done in collaboration…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: I Miss…

Moyasar Al-Tatari As I drive through UAE’s organized streets, I miss being engulfed by the beautiful mountains and Lebanon’s crazy traffic. As I step foot into my home, the scene of the refugee camps haunts me and reminds me to always be grateful. As I’m about to scream at my brothers, I remember my student…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: A Place of De-stressing and Learning

Iad Alhallak One day my students did a drawing activity on what makes them happy and sad. Many of the children drew that being in school makes them happy and being at home makes them sad. I was not expecting that being at home makes the students sad, but I then remembered that some of…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: When Language Barriers Fade

Adrian Tan-Fahed While my volunteer work with the Jusoor 2016 Summer Refugee Education Program has unfortunately come to an end, I am very thankful for such an amazing and eye-opening experience.  After two and a half weeks of participating with this dynamic group, I wished the program could have lasted many more weeks. The refugee…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: Hope Amidst Despair

Alexander Homsi I thought that as an inexperienced teacher, I would have a hard time reaching the kids. However, certain moments made me realize that I can connect with the children and make them happy. For instance, Islam, a five year old girl, the first few days kept asking me when it was time to go…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: Firas

  Sally Itani Wednesday, 10 August, 2016   Today was the 13th day with the kids, and it’s our last week together in the summer program. Various emotions are arising inside of me as we are approaching the final goodbye. It has honestly been a hectic journey, yet an absolutely beautiful one. A lot has…

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Jusoor: Providing a Different Perspective

  Vijay Jagadesham Before I left the UK I read a shocking article about Syrian refugee children in Lebanon taking their own lives because they have lost hope. Like many I have wondered how I can do more to help. The Jusoor summer volunteer programme provides an unparalleled opportunity to do just that. Individuals from…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: Laying a Foundation

Michael Carl Budd Working as a Scholar Rescue Fund program officer at the Institute of International Education (IIE), I learned from colleagues about Jusoor’s extraordinary commitment to helping Syrians of all ages pursue quality education in the face of formidable challenges.  Run by Syrians, for Syrians, Jusoor is remarkable for its ability to rise above…

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