Every day thousands of people leave behind their loved ones, homes, jobs, and schools – their lives as they know it – in search of safety. Today, as we commemorate World Refugee Day, we at Jusoor wanted to take a moment to remind our friends that when a child’s education is interrupted, he or she is more likely to fall prey to poverty, exploitation and extremist ideologies. This year, the International Rescue Committee reported that 1.75 million children and youth in Syria are out of school and most are up to six years behind in their reading and math skills. Half of the 1.5 million school aged children living in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon are also not enrolled in formal education.
Jusoor has enrolled more than 3,400 students in three remedial schools in Lebanon; and we have helped hundreds of university students continue their education in universities around the world.
We hope you will join us today by giving the gift of education.
- With a $10 donation, you can help a classroom get the supplies they need for a month
- With $20, you can provide text books for one student for an entire year
- With $40, you can provide transportation for a child to school for two months
- With $100, you can educate a child for two months
- For $500, you can pay the salary of a teacher for a month
- For $4000, you can send a student to university in Jordan for one year
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