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

On World Refugee Day, Help Educate a Syrian Refugee

Dear Friends, Every day thousands of people leave behind their loved ones, homes, jobs, and schools – their lives as they know it – in search of safety. Today, as we commemorate World Refugee Day, we at Jusoor wanted to take a moment to remind our friends that when a child’s education is interrupted, he…

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Jusoor’s May News

Join us for Jusoor’s Fifth Annual Global Conference MEET OUR 2017 GRADUATES This month, more than a dozen Jusoor scholars crossed the finish line and graduated from their respective universities– and we couldn’t be prouder. On May 13, Omar Alhaj Ibrahim graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering. He delivered the commencement speech…

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Jusoor Named Top Education Startup by Leading Global Development Site

Dear Jusoor friends and family, April was an exciting month for helping Syrian youth realize their potential. Just last month, Devex.com, the world’s leading platform for the global development community, named Jusoor one of the top ten global startups that are rethinking global educational practices.We also held our Third Annual Entrepreneurship Competition, capped off the…

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Join Us This Summer in Lebanon!

Dear Jusoor Friends, We are happy to announce that application to join Jusoor’s Summer Volunteer Program is now open. This program gives young adults from around the world the chance to volunteer at our educational centers in Lebanon and work with Syrian refugee children. The volunteers will get to learn first-hand about the refugee crisis…

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NEW PLATFORM OFFERING 600+ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR DISPLACED UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

NEW PLATFORM CURRENTLY OFFERING 600+ SCHOLARSHIPS AND PROGRAMS FOR DISPLACED UNIVERSITY STUDENTS Institute of International Education (IIE) calling on more universities and foundations to offer educational opportunities on the new site NEW YORK, March 8, 2017 – The Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Catalyst Foundation for Universal Education have launched an online clearinghouse…

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Jusoor’s Fifth Annual Global Conference

As the Syrian conflict enters its 7th year, thousands of Syrians have been forced to flee their homes for refuge in other countries. Since November 2015, Canada has resettled 40,000 Syrian refugees into Canada. Jusoor’s Fifth Annual Global Conference focuses on Canada’s response to the Syrian crisis. Our aim is to provide a space for…

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Opportunities for Syrian Entrepreneurs, Students, Teachers, and More

Dear Jusoor Friends and Family, This month, we’re excited to announce opportunities for Syrian entrepreneurs, new ways to support Syrian scholars, training for teachers, and more. Applications Open: Jusoor’s 2017 Entrepreneurship Competition For all Syrian entrepreneurs who want to develop their idea, acquire skills in entrepreneurship, prepare for accelerators and seed investors, and win financial…

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SYRIAN STUDENTS CONTINUE TO MAKE AN IMPACT ON U.S. CAMPUSES

Higher Education Response to the Syrian Crisis San Francisco, March 9, 2017 – One year after Jusoor and the Institute of International Education (IIE) launched the “100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives” Scholarship Program, sixteen Syrian women have successfully completed their first semester and are thriving at some of the most prestigious universities in the…

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Meet the People You Helped Last Year

Dear Jusoor Friends and Family, Last year was a remarkable year of growth for Jusoor. We launched new scholarships, formed new partnerships, and helped children throughout Lebanon prepare for entry into the public school system. We would like you to meet a few of the people that we were able to support through your generosity.…

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University Statements on US Executive Order

The response from US universities to the Executive Order issued on January 27, 2017 has been heartening. Here is a select list of statements issued by universities:

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