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

The New Year Brings with it the Latest Edition of the Entrepreneurship Program

Dear Jusoor Friends and Family, We are very proud to announce the launch of Jusoor’s second Entrepreneurship Competition this month with the support of Boeing, Startup Next, Sosyal Kuluçka Merkezi, and MIT Enterprise Forum (Arab Startup Competition). Last year, the Entrepreneurship Program was very well received and featured a competition, online sessions, and a training…

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Giving Tuesday – Educate a Syrian Child

Dear Jusoor Family, Last year, thanks to your support we made a tremendous impact on the lives of Syrian children and youth — giving them the chance in life that every child deserves.  We enabled 1,250 refugee children in Lebanon to receive a basic education.  We awarded nearly 150 university scholarships. And we employed 47 Syrian…

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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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LAUNCH OF 100 SYRIAN WOMEN, 10,000 SYRIAN LIVES SCHOLARSHIP

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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منح دراسية للطلاب السوريين واللاجئين

مرحبا جميعا ً . وصلتني العديد من الطلبات المتعلقة بالتعليم والمنح الدراسية وخاصة للأشخاص الذين غادروا سوريا. وقد تم تسليط الضوء خلال الأشهر الماضية على حالة اللاجئين، كما أولت العديد من البلدان وأصحاب القرار اهتمامهم لأهمية دمج الشباب في المجتمع من خلال التعليم. لكن القليل فقط من الجامعات أخذت القرار بتوفير المنح الدراسية للاجئين، ونأمل…

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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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