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

100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholarship Program: Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be accepted into a university before applying for the scholarship? No. However, you are encouraged to start searching and applying to universities. Any accredited university in the US and Canada is covered by the scholarship. Do I need to have received a certain score on the TOEFL or IELTS exams? No,…

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Jusoor wins Academic Freedom Award

(November 22, 2015, Denver, CO)  The Middle East Studies Association of North America (MESA) has recognized the nongovernmental organization Jusoor with its 2015 Academic Freedom Award. Jusoor, meaning “bridges” in Arabic, was created in 2011 and is run by Syrian expatriates supporting the country’s development and helping Syrian youth realize their potential through various programs…

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October 2015 Newsletter

Dear Jusoor Friends and Family, It’s fall again and we’re back to school! We have admitted 1,055 students to our three educational centers in Lebanon (Jib Jennine, Jarrahieh, and Beirut), each of which operates 5 days a week in 2 shifts. We are proud to continue to receive support from the Jusoor community around the world,…

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HIGHER EDUCATION RESPONSE TO SYRIAN CRISIS LAUNCH OF 100 SYRIAN WOMEN, 10,000 SYRIAN LIVES SCHOLARSHIP INITIATIVE San Francisco, CA, November 1, 2015 — Empowering women at this point of the conflict in Syria is one of the most important challenges today. These women will grow to become leaders and to contribute stabilizing the region. With…

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Jusoor’s scholarship recipients

Dear Jusoor Friends and Family, We would like to share with you some stories to highlight some of what our alumni have been doing to help Syria. The goal of the academic scholarships we provide is ultimately to support a stable and prosperous Syria rather than solely to help individual students.  So we look for…

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Scholarships for Syrian students and refugees

Hello everyone. Many requests we’ve been receiving are related to education and scholarships, especially for those who have been displaced. In the past few months, a lot of light has been shed on the refugee situation and many countries and leaders have paid attention to the importance of integrating youth into society through education. A…

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Summer Program 2015: A Shining Star

Sedra Barakat My name is Sedra, I’ve been volunteering with Jusoor for a year now, but this is my first time volunteering as a teacher. When I saw the advertisement on Facebook, I was so happy and excited and wanted to participate in order to give hope and care for those hopeless children. Before I…

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Summer Program 2015: Putting Emotions into Words

Palig Karadaghlian One of the hardest things in life is putting emotions and feelings into words. First and foremost Jusoor is doing a phenomenal job. From the smallest thing this organization is offering to the children to the most important thing in life, they are helping these children in every possible way. I am very…

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Summer Program 2015: Ahmed

Nour Ghadanfar As a child, whenever I received something new, I did my best to make sure that it stayed new for as long as possible. My dolls were always put away, their hair tidied and brushed. My notebook would contain meticulously written notes because mistakes were unacceptable on such pristine paper. However, my prized…

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Summer Program 2015: Four Days with Jusoor

Grace Boueri  With the 2015 Summer Program coming to an end, I find myself reflecting on the very beginning. I was fortunate enough to volunteer teach with Jusoor at the Kaskas, Beirut Center for the first four days. These four days were short, busy and memorable and I would like to share them with you. I remember walking…

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