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

Jusoor Summer Program 2016: Sowing Seeds for Future Prosperity

Sami Ascha Shockingly enough, we have reached the end of our second week. In some ways, things are starting to come together. In other ways, my colleagues and I are still struggling to figure everything out. This has and will continue to be a constant learning process – not only with regards to pedagogy, but…

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Summer School Begins with Jusoor

Last week 32 volunteers from 10 different countries, aging from 18 years old to 41 years old, headed into their new classrooms to begin co-teaching Jusoor’s summer school program for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. They are split between two schools, one in Beirut and one in the Bekkaa Valley. The goal of the program…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: Give Us the Childhood

Zeina Jebrini This is the first time I volunteer as a teacher. In the beginning, I was afraid of not knowing how to deal with the children. But thankfully overtime it was easier and more comfortable. They’re joyful and full of energy, and their hope for a better tomorrow gave me the motivation I need…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Noor Abdalla 28.07.2016 It’s the fourth day of the Jusoor summer volunteer program, and I have already become so attached to everything about this place. The children, who manage to drive me crazy while constantly putting a smile on my face. The wonderful, hardworking volunteers who are just a continuous reminder that there are still…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: A Wake-up Call

Iffat Al-Gharbi This experience has been literally transforming. I had expectations, but they have been surpassed with everyday spent with these beautiful angels. With all that they’ve been through, their displacement and most importantly the horror that they have experienced at such a young age; would have led you to expect only hopelessness and utter…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: Five Sentences About an Animal Collage

Michael Barrett “Mr. Michael, I want you to take this with you to your house.” Ranim, a girl from my class of 9-11 year olds, said this to me today at the end of our lesson. We’d spent the morning colouring in various animals and the places where they live and finished off by writing…

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Summer Program 2016: In Their Eyes I See Hope

Moyasar Al-Tatari My first day with the kids was surprising to say the least. Having no educational background at all, I was very nervous. I was scared the children wouldn’t like/accept me. I was scared they’d get out of control. I was scared that we wouldn’t be able to establish a connection. I was scared…

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MBA Scholarships

I put together a collection of MBA scholarships in Europe in some of the best academic schools. This is for motivated students, to make your research easier: Good luck!! Rula Saati   ?????? ???????? ?? ??????? ??????? ?????? ?????? ?? ???? ?????? ?? ??????? ????? ??????? ?? ???? ???????? ?? ?????? ????? ??? ??? ???…

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Conference Recap

Dear Friends, Jusoor has partnered with Globesight to showcase the real lives of Syrian refugees around the world who are studying, creating, working, living, giving back, and succeeding in their new communities. We are delighted to share this newly released video with you: The conference videos are ready too and could be accessed here. Titled…

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New horizons, new friendships, and a new school

Dear Jusoor friends, Along with wishes for a happy Eid we wanted to share with you some of our latest happenings: New friendships, more laughter, and a real school The school year is almost over for our three educational centers in Lebanon, the summer volunteer program will start soon, and communities around the world are…

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