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

Let’s join hands this Giving Tuesday

Dear Jusoor Friends and Family, Next Tuesday, November 28th, is Giving Tuesday. It’s a global day where nonprofits around the world rally their supporters to give. On this occasion, Jusoor is organizing a $100,000 campaign to support Syrian children and youth. And we need your help! Our goal is to do this all through crowdfunding, where you each…

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Latest News from Jusoor

Dear Jusoor Friends and Family, Our Fifth Annual Global Conference took place on October 14th in Toronto. Titled #RefugeesWelcome: Canada’s Response to the Syrian Crisis and the Road Ahead, it brought together a global community of organizations, companies, and individuals to share learning and exchange perspectives on what is working and where there are gaps in…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: First Point of View

Lana Abi Rached, Lebanon – France I gave to Mariam, Mohamad and Aboud, 3 kids from Jusoor School in Jeb Janine, disposable cameras. I asked them to take pictures during the week end and give the cameras back to me on Monday. I was very excited to see the result. Once I developed the pictures…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Kid’s Next door – Bringing everyone closer together

Lana Abi Rached, Lebanon – France As humans, we develop empathy towards other living beings, especially those who look and feel like us. We tend to respect life; as we know how valuable ours and our loved one’s is for us. Through centuries and eras, humans naturally developed communities in order to protect themselves, exchange…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Where are Lebanese volunteers?

Lana Abi Rached, Lebanon – France One of the biggest challenges of this volunteering, being Lebanese, was facing my family and my family’s friends. Facing the constant criticism, “why don’t you help Lebanese, they need help as well”, “if you help them they will stay here and steal our land”, “why do you even bother…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: A child is a child

Lana Abi Rached, Lebanon – France Going every day to Bekaa from Beirut is tiring. You wake up at 6, wait for the bus, take this bus all the way to Bekaa for 2 hours, teach in Arabic for 4 hours and then go back all the way to Beirut. Sounds horrible doesn’t it? But…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2017: Beginning to the End

Celine Ammash, Lebanon With every new experience (whether that’s going to a new school, starting a new job, or meeting your roommate for the first time) comes some excitement, curiosity and a little bit of anxiety. You have expectations, but try to keep them low so that you disappoint yourself. You hope to like the…

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Jusoor’s Summer Volunteer Program 2017

By Tatjana Isabella Sopart Jusoor’s “summer camp” is going in a fourth round on July 17th this year with volunteers from all over the world getting together to launch activities with Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. The summer program aims to provide a distraction for the children from their dire living situation, but most importantly…

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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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