Category Archive for: Summer Program 2016

Jusoor Summer Program 2016: What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Noor Abdalla 28.07.2016 It’s the fourth day of the Jusoor summer volunteer program, and I have already become so attached to everything about this place. The children, who manage to drive me crazy while constantly putting a smile on my face. The wonderful, hardworking volunteers who are just a continuous reminder that there are still…

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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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