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 that we also released this month about our Lebanon Schools. These are the very children that your donations go to.
And if you missed the chance to contribute to our Ramadan campaign, no worries—you can still do so here. Half of Jusoor’s annual operating budget is covered by individual donations, and the greatest number of these falls between $21 and $50. Yes, $21-$50 given by hundreds of individuals is what’s changing the lives of Syria’s children and youth.
Jusoor Releases Practical Guide for Establishing Remedial Education for Refugee Programs Based on Jusoor’s Lebanon Program
Since 2013, Jusoor’s staff has provided teacher training and assessment assistance on an ad hoc basis to local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Lebanon. The demand for this training, as well as for materials and program plans, by other organizations working in Lebanon has been increasing as various NGOs serve more and more students who are out of school. Therefore, this month, we released an online resource titled, Establishing Remedial Education Programs for Refugee Children: A Practical Guide Based on Jusoor’s Primary Education Program for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon. By sharing Jusoor’s experiences and best practices, we hope that Jusoor’s educational model can be replicated more widely in Lebanon and in the region as a whole, and eventually serve international and local organizations working with refugee children everywhere.
Jusoor Helps Launch the Article 26 Backpack Initiative
Jusoor team members joined colleagues from the University of California Davis (UC Davis), AACRAO, IIE, IQ4, and AUB in Washington D.C. to discuss and improve the Article 26 Backpack ™— the UC Davis Ecosystem for Refugee and Vulnerable Student Academic Mobility. Over the next few months this group will lay the foundation for the implementation of the Backpack™ in Lebanon. The project is founded within the rhetoric of education as a human right (see Article 26 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights). It allows refugees and internally displaced persons to verify academic and professional documents, assisting these vulnerable populations in re-entering academic life and improving their job prospects.
Apply for the Jusoor-Amal Foundation Scholarship by July 20
Jusoor, in partnership with the Amal Foundation, is excited to offer scholarships to Syrian students in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at Jordanian universities. The foundation aims to bring ‘amal,’ the Arabic word for hope, to refugees by giving them access to education and opportunities to realize their potential. More information and the application form can be found here.
Study in Japan in 2018-2019! Announcing the Syrian Scholars Initiative
In partnership with the Japan International Christian University Foundation (JICUF), Jusoor is glad to announce this new scholarship for students to attend International Christian University (ICU) in Tokyo, Japan. Full undergraduate scholarships will be awarded to two Syrian youth currently residing in Turkey. Apply by September 12. More information and the application form can be found here.
The Jusoor Leadership Team
JP Chilazi, Boston
Dania Ismail, Dubai
Rami Zayat, Abu Dhabi
Leen Al Zaibak, Toronto
Iyad Duwaji, Dallas
Fadi Salem, Oxford
Aziza Osman, Dubai
Rania Succar, San Francisco
Director: Maya Alkateb-Chami, Philadelphia
Interim Director: Hani Jesri, London