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

Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Building Future Engineers

Azim Momin, USA Young children who gain early exposure to STEM educational activities develop skills like communication, problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, and data analysis that influence their future choice of careers. Today I helped facilitate an engineering construction challenge in my classroom with simple everyday items such as wooden clothespins, binder clips, and colored…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Smiley Hello!

Maria Jose Pachon, Colombia Since the past few days I go out of the bus at 9 am to meet 31 students that run into the small school of Jarrahieye with excitement. Since I do not speak Arabic, it has been a little bit difficult to interact with the kids but we have used smiles…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: The Word of the Day

Bibo Tabbara, Lebanon Working with Jusoor has definitely been an eye opening experience. It greatly emphasized the importance of education. Not only was I teaching the kids, they also taught me that even the smallest things that we often take for granted can put a smile on their face. I came into Jusoor not knowing…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Happiness in Sports

Francisca Nunes, Portugal I spent four weeks in Beirut working with the Jusoor organisation. It is really difficult to describe these four weeks in word. It was, without a doubt, a life changing experience and a lesson for life that I will never forget. During these weeks I got to know so many people, so…

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Join us for Jusoor’s Fifth Annual Conference and Gala in Toronto

Dear Friends, Jusoor would like to cordially invite you to our fifth annual global conference, #RefugeesWelcome: Canada’s Response to the Syrian Crisis and the Road Ahead, which will be held in Toronto on October 14th. Since November 2015, Canada has resettled 40,000 Syrian refugees. Jusoor’s fifth annual conference honors these efforts and puts a spotlight on the challenges that…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Good Morning, Teacher!

Rachel Drake, USA In the midst of what is happening in a world that at times seems overwhelmingly discouraging, it is increasingly imperative to take a look at the progress of what is working against the backdrop of what is not. Though those working with Jusoor Syria are seeing some of the very raw and…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Reflections from a Refugee Camp

Ashley Karlsson The last two weeks have been a whirlwind of emotion and energy. I arrived in Lebanon earlier this month as a volunteer with Jusoor’s Summer Education Program. Jusoor Syria is a non-profit dedicated to empowering Syrian youth through education and entrepreneurship. While the ongoing conflict in Syria has displaced millions of Syrians to…

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Jusoor July News

Dear Friends, Every year, dozens of volunteers from around the world come to Lebanon to take part in our summer program and to make a difference in the lives of Syrian children. They will be integral to our summer enrichment program in our three schools, offering the children new opportunities to explore subjects and take…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Training Week

Celine Ammash For the last few months I have been looking forward to my start date with Jusoor, a wonderful NGO that focuses on Syrian refugees, and the day finally came this week! One of the many amazing opportunities that Jusoor offers is their summer volunteer program, which is an opportunity for people from around…

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Jusoor Releases Practical Guide for Establishing Remedial Education for Refugee Programs

Dear Friends, This past month, we launched a “Help a Syrian Student Stay in School” Ramadan campaign on LaunchGood – and we wanted to thank all of our new friends and donors for making it a huge success. We raised $15,830.00—in amounts that ranged from $1 to $2000. Please take a look at our video…

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