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

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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Summer Program 2015: A Letter to Two Syrian Refugees

Nour C.  The school’s morning bell rang. I stood outside the tent I was teaching at, took a long breath and entered. I looked around scanning the students’ faces, realizing how their ages ranged. Some were as tall as I am, and some patted me on my knee while looking up towards my face asking…

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Summer Program 2015: Teaching in Bekaa

Tarek Takieddine Before the program started, my expectations were that I am going to see kids who are really uncomfortable and not adapted with the situation which they had to face. However, most of the kids that I saw in Jeb Jennine School were adapted to the environment they were in. More than that, from…

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Summer Program 2015: A Journey of 21 Days

Mokhtar Malas Volunteering with Jusoor during the 2015 summer program was by far the most enriching experience I have ever learnt from. I have created relations with people I probably would have never met elsewhere. I heard stories from teachers and children that helped me understand what life is about, especially under these harsh circumstances.…

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Summer Program 2015: The experience of my life

Nour Barazi Volunteering with jusoor is by far the ‘once in a lifetime’ life-changing event I’ve ever experienced. My task with the children was basically to do my best to teach them and help them overcome some academic and social difficulties in a creative way, full of fun and joyful activities. Although I’m here to…

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Summer Program 2015: A Smile Can Go a Long Way

Lara Baillargeon I was amazed by how fast I bonded with the kids in my class. At first they tested me, hard, but patience and warmth are all that was needed to persuade them to open up to me. From day one to day two they went from tricksters testing the waters to playful kids…

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Summer Program 2015: An Inner Blast

Mohammed Alskekh Deeb The last two days were a blessing for me, many super hyperactive students who were thirsty for any fun activity. Both sections – the morning section and the afternoon section – showed enthusiasm to participate in the activities and use the materials prepared. For a teacher, it is important to identify and…

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Summer Program 2015: Day One

Day One, July Tory Brykalski The first day of Jusoor’s summer program in the Bekaa Valley began, as many things do here in Lebanon, with a bit of an adventure. Because of Beirut’s ‘garbage crisis’ the bus carrying the volunteers from Beirut to the Bekaa was late, which caused the volunteers to arrive two hours…

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Team Jusoor at The Hamptons Marathon 2015

  Jusoor has registered as a team for the Hamptons Marathon. Runners on Team Jusoor are able to run the marathon, the half marathon, or the 5k, all of which will take place on September 26th, 2015. Runners are asked to collect donations in the months leading up to the race, in addition to paying…

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Jusoor Bootcamp Leaves Lebanon with a Story of Success

After three weeks of intensive training and innovative sessions with inspiring Syrian startups, Jusoor celebrates the completion of its first Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Beirut Lebanon. The Jusoor Entrepreneurship Bootcamp started during the second week of May following the Jusoor Entrepreneurship Competition, which selected top ten teams of aspiring Syrian entrepreneurs to further develop their ideas…

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