Category Archive for: Volunteers

Jusoor Summer Program 2016: A Wake-up Call

Iffat Al-Gharbi This experience has been literally transforming. I had expectations, but they have been surpassed with everyday spent with these beautiful angels. With all that they’ve been through, their displacement and most importantly the horror that they have experienced at such a young age; would have led you to expect only hopelessness and utter…

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Jusoor Summer Program 2016: Five Sentences About an Animal Collage

Michael Barrett “Mr. Michael, I want you to take this with you to your house.” Ranim, a girl from my class of 9-11 year olds, said this to me today at the end of our lesson. We’d spent the morning colouring in various animals and the places where they live and finished off by writing…

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Summer Program 2016: In Their Eyes I See Hope

Moyasar Al-Tatari My first day with the kids was surprising to say the least. Having no educational background at all, I was very nervous. I was scared the children wouldn’t like/accept me. I was scared they’d get out of control. I was scared that we wouldn’t be able to establish a connection. I was scared…

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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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Summer Program 2015: Putting Emotions into Words

Palig Karadaghlian One of the hardest things in life is putting emotions and feelings into words. First and foremost Jusoor is doing a phenomenal job. From the smallest thing this organization is offering to the children to the most important thing in life, they are helping these children in every possible way. I am very…

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Summer Program 2015: Ahmed

Nour Ghadanfar As a child, whenever I received something new, I did my best to make sure that it stayed new for as long as possible. My dolls were always put away, their hair tidied and brushed. My notebook would contain meticulously written notes because mistakes were unacceptable on such pristine paper. However, my prized…

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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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