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.
Meet Jusoor’s 100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholars
Since Jusoor launched the 100 Syrian Women, 10,000 Syrian Lives Scholarship Program in 2015, 16 extraordinary Syrian women have received scholarships to attend some of the most prestigious universities in the United States and Canada, including Harvard, Brown, and New York University. These women have a deep-seated passion for civic responsibility and a strong potential to serve as global leaders.
This past October, we flew our scholars into New York City for our first annual mentorship meeting to introduce them to each other and discuss ways to collectively make positive changes to society. Now we would like to introduce them to you.
When you education a woman, you educate a nation.
Jusoor remains deeply committed to providing pathways to higher education for Syrians around the world. With your help, we can fund scholarships for many more students. Read more about the program and consider donating today.
This program is implemented in partnership with Institute of International Education (IIE), Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and EducationUSA, and with support from the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Google, the American Syrian Arab Cultural Association (ASACA), and ETS.
Teacher Training and Emergency Education Conference Recap
On January 6-8, 2017, over 70 participants met at Jusoor’s 2017 Emergency Education Conference and Teacher Training in Beirut. The conference provided an opportunity for teachers, school principals, and academic program coordinators in Lebanon and Syria’s other neighboring countries to engage around different topics related to emergency education.
“I hope to participate in your future workshops because I gained a great benefit out of this workshop. The trainers were awesome and very humble.”
– Israa Al Zoubi, Al-Bashaer School, Lebanon
The conference was supported by the Varkey Foundation and Beirut Digital District. Presenting organizations included the Center for Lebanese studies, Kayany Foundation, Sonbola, Sawa for Development and Aid, Right To Play, Najda Now International, Kam Kalima, and Tabshoura.
Supporting Our Syrian Students in the United States
Due to the recent U.S. political developments related to refugees and immigrants, we are keeping in close touch with our Syrian students—both those who are currently studying in the U.S. and those who have received scholarships to attend U.S. institutions later this year—to make sure we are supporting all of them in the best way possible. As we go forward, we are developing alternative plans as necessary to minimize risk to our students.
Apply Now and Spread the Word: Scholarship Deadlines Are Quickly Approaching
Jusoor-Doha Institute Scholarship
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Learn More & Apply
Deadline: Differs by program
Learn More & Apply
Deadline: February 28, 2017
Learn More & Apply
Jusoor Entrepreneurship Program Launches a New Year of Partnerships
A long-time partner of Jusoor’s Entrepreneurship Program, ArabNet Beirut is Lebanon’s leading conference on digital business in the Levant. In its 8th edition, the conference will bring together over 1,300 corporate executives, marketing industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss the latest trends in the digital sector, as well as the opportunities available for companies working in that space. Register to attend.
If you are a Syrian entrepreneur, fill in the this form by February 15th for a chance to win one of 5 free tickets to attend. This will cover the registration fees (worth more than $500), but other costs like transportation, accommodation, and visa fees will not be covered.
The Jusoor Leadership Team
Rami Zayat, Abu Dhabi
Aziza Osman, Dubai
Iyad Duwaji, Dallas
Fadi Salem, Oxford
JP Chilazi, Boston
Leen Al Zaibak, Toronto
Dania Ismail, Dubai
Rania Succar, San Francisco
Director: Maya Alkateb-Chami, Philadelphia